People with kidney stones, especially if there is a family history of stones, are likely to develop kidney stones again. Certain measures which can help to prevent kidney stones include:
Drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water per day as this helps to keep the urine clear (by keeping the solutes in dissolved form) and also helps prevent kidney stones.
Dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stones. You may not be able to start drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day in a day. Start by increasing 1 to 2 glasses every day till you are drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day. This way your body also gets slowly adjusted to the extra fluids. Have fluids so that your urine is clear or light yellow and if it is dark yellow, increase your water intake. People with kidney, heart, or liver disease who are on fluid restrictions, should consult their doctor before increasing their water intake.
Your doctor may do tests before recommending changes in your diet. If the results of the test suggest that change of diet can reduce your risk for developing another stone, your doctor will recommend changes based on the following analysis:
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