Kidney stones are evolving in the space. One in 10 people living in the community can experience stone disease during their lifetime. A diet that will be applied as a result of a good assessment can significantly reduce the formation of new stones in the kidneys and the growth of existing stones. Turkey Medicals member and Dietitian in Acibadem hospital shared nutritional recommendations against kidney stones.


Calcium phosphate, uric acid and cystine stones are less common kidney stones. Calcium oxalate stone is a more common kidney stone. If there is a calcium phosphate stone, proteins from animal foods such as meat, milk, eggs, yogurt should be reduced. If there is uric acid and cystine stone, salt should be reduced and the amount of water should be increased.

Calcium oxalate stones are a type of kidney stone that is both more common and has tricks that need more attention. People with calcium oxalate stones should consume less foods such as coffee, cola, chocolate, cocoa foods, nuts, buckwheat bread, beans, beets, spinach.

One of the most important factors in oxalate intake is the consumption of black tea. Turkish black tea is very rich in oxalate, so it affects directly.

Excessive consumption of Turkish coffee other than tea, insufficient consumption of water, excessive consumption of salt, excess intake of vegetables rich in oxalates, animal protein are factors that increase the risk.

Because vegetables also usually contain high oxalate, vegetables with as little oxalate as possible should be consumed. Dark green leafy green veg is too much oxalate. Vegetables such as spinach, purslane, beets, turnips, green beans okra fall into this class. Broccoli, mini cabbage and normal cabbage are low in amount.

As much as possible, vegetables should be boiled, cooked after straining the water, and calcium sources such as yogurt, cheese, milk should be present when consuming.

Red plum and Murdum plum have the property of making acid. In an acid environment, oxalate stones collapse much more easily.

Strawberries and kiwi are also fruits rich in oxalate. For this reason, fruits such as strawberries and Kiwis should be avoided.

Oil seeds such as nuts, peanuts, almonds are very rich in oxalate. Therefore, it should not be reduced or consumed.

Being at an Ideal weight is also very important for kidney health and for people with kidney stones. But rapid weight loss should also be avoided.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “Water consumption is one of the most effective methods of treating kidney stones and improving overall kidney health. Daily water consumption should be 2.0-2.5 liters.” was said.



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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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