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Prof. Dr. Mustafa SOFİKERİM | Urology

Drink surplus amount of water for your kidneys.


Drink surplus amount of water for your kidneys

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sofikerim stated in his written announcement regarding the "Global Kidney Day" that public awareness should be raised about renal diseases and chronic renal impairment.
Stating that kidney stones are a common health problem, Sofikerim emphasized that 12 percent of men and 5 percent of women face stone disease in life.

He stated that it was gratifying to find effective treatment methods that could eliminate the majority of stones and prevent them from recurring. He also stated that the symptoms of pain, urinary bleeding, sand, nausea, vomiting, pain and burning in urination and urinary congestion are the symptoms of kidney stones.

Stating that some diseases and habits may affect the risk of kidney stone formation in the person, Sofikerim said:

"These can be listed as the history of renal calculus diseases in the patient, history of renal calculus diseases in the family, dietary habits, other medical conditions, drugs, diarrhea and fluid loss, prolonged use of excess calcium tablets and vitamin C. It is important to consume plenty of water for kidney health. Consumption of 2.5 liters of liquid per day is the most important preventive factor for reducing the possibility of stone formation in the kidneys. Those who add salt to their meals without checking if it is already salty should double think. As salt increases the amount of calcium in the urine increases, so it must be reduced in stone patients. Consumption of gaseous, acidic beverages more than 1 liter per week, excess tea drinking can increase the risk of stone disease. People who consume large amounts of animal protein can have increased amount of stone-forming substances in their urines.