Is lemon useful for kidney stone patients?
Hello, my grandmother who is 69 years old has a kidney stone. She was admitted to the hospital a few weeks back as she was having severe lower abdomen and pain and was feeling rushed to the hospital. We were so worried about her as he diabetic and had high blood pressure. She is taking medications and the doctor asked us to give her lemon water. I want to ask is lemon useful for kidneys?
@jaen Hello, Kidney stones form develop when certain substances, such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid, become concentrated enough to form crystals in your kidneys. Lemon does help in passing the stone. Citrate, a salt in citric acid, binds to calcium and helps block stone formation. According to some studies drinking lemon juice concentrate diluted in water each day, or the juice of two lemons, can increase urine citrate and likely reduce kidney stones. Other things that might help him are drinking a lot of water, and Skipping high-oxalate foods. It is safe to give her lemon. Thank You.