Medical and dietary therapy for kidney stone prevention

Zeynep Gul, Manoj Monga

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The prevalence of kidney stone disease is increasing, and newer research is finding that stones are associated with several serious morbidities. These facts suggest that emphasis needs to be placed not only on stone treatment but also stone prevention. However, there is a relative dearth of information on dietary and medical therapies to treat and avoid nephrolithiasis. In addition, studies have shown that there are many misconceptions among both the general community and physicians about how stones should be managed. This article is meant to serve as a review of the current literature on dietary and drug therapies for stone prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-779
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Diet therapy
  • Drug therapy
  • Kidney calculi
  • Nephrolithiasis


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