“Obesity plays a very big role in stone formation. The biggest problem is that people who are obese tend to have more salt and animal protein in their diet, and this predisposes them to stone formation.”
The latest idol winner, Phillip Phillips has fought the problem of kidney stones throughout this season. It has brought the problem again to the media. Although he isn’t overweight, it appears from research that the obese are more susceptible to this problem. In his case, the stones are too large to pass and surgeons will have to remove them surgically.
The first sign of a kidney stone is pain. I’ve had friends that have gone through kidney stone passing. It can cause severe pain, infection, or both. The best way to prevent kidney stones according to experts is a diet low in salt and animal protein as well as drinking water and drinks high in citrate such as lemonade.
Even if you haven’t had kidney stones, this diet suggestion helps in many ways. Most diets will say to drink lots of water. I haven’t any medical training but I’ve always felt lots of water flushed out the kidneys. Also a diet low in salt and animal protein is healthy. Some diets that propose mostly meat can have an adverse effect on kidneys, including stones and even kidney failure. That’s why eating more balanced is better as it gives the body a better chance to keep it’s healthy balance.
So once again, lose the weight with a healthy diet.