kidney stones

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by tennisenthusiast, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. tennisenthusiast

    tennisenthusiast Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2011
    Anyone has experience with these nasty buggers? Dietary recommendations and/or changes?
  2. lobman

    lobman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2009
    I have a history of kidney stones and would not wish them on even the guys who beat me on the court regularly! First, get the advice of your urologist, especially to find out which of several kinds of stones you have. Based on that diagnosis there are some medications that can be prescribed. Generally, drink water throughout the day--drink, drink and drink some more ( I add beer to my liquid intake, just so it won't get boring!). Reduce the salt and animal protein in your diet. If you have the most common kind of stone--calcium oxalate--restrict nuts, chocolate, spinach, sweet potatoes, okra, beets and soy and don't take a calcium supplement. Finally, as my urologist told me, since there is a strong genetic factor involved with some people, none of these dietary changes may help. Good luck.
  3. tonygao

    tonygao Rookie

    Nov 27, 2010
    welcome to the group. I have them for a few years and they stroke me three times so far, so three near death experience....

    some say kidney stones's pain is the at the same level of giving birth, the highest level of all pains people can suffer.

    it's good now that I have been doing lots of jumping ropes and plyometrics, trying both to get better at tennis and get rid of the stones.
  4. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Jun 2, 2006
    The Great NW
    Dietary changes? Yes, increase your intake of oxycodone...

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