Kidney Stones, ugh

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    Curry Gallagher

    Anyone on here train/live with kidney stones?

    Just had my first (I’m 45 yo) and have two more in there that will be blasted soon enough.

    Given how/what I am supposed to not eat to help avoid developing more stones, might make triathlon/endurance training difficult. Low sodium/low sugar diet.

    I see my doc tomorrow to learn more and am working on getting set up with a sports RD.

    It seems that taking in more sodium and carbs during training would be fine since my body would be in trouble if i didnt and since I am using up what I have/sweating it out. But I’m still nervous since dehydration causes issues with stones as well.

    David Warden


    I don’t have experience here, not even with an athlete. Maybe our community can pitch in here.

    However, your sports RD will be the most qualified to give you the right advice.



    Hi –

    my experience from having stones 25+ years ago. Very painful at the time, had no complications or re-occurrence since they were blasted. Advice I was given (depends on what your stones are made of) was to stay off coffee and green leafed vegetables – which as a t-total vegan was a bit of a shock! I am still off the coffee, but I gamble with cabbage!

    I am looking at the energy gel I used on my lunchtime run and it is low sugar, low salt. Depends if Maltodextrin is also off your list. So there are mainstream products out there.

    So there is light at the end of the tunnel. Its a common complaint so I expect your doc and sports dietician will know exactly what to do.

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