Can Renal Cysts Patients with Kidney Stones Eat Spinach

Can Renal Cysts Patients with Kidney Stones Eat SpinachRenal cysts patients suffer the high rate of being attacked by kidney stones due to the urination disorders, in turn the kidney stone may cause further damage to kidney tissues. And the severe pains patients suffer from kidney stone urge patients to know the cause and management for kidney stone. This article will have a analysis about spinach which should be avoided for kidney stone patients.

Spinach has some benefits to our body, such as energy metabolism, maintaining muscle, nerve function, heart rhythm and a healthy immune system, etc. However, whether it is good for kidney stone patients?

There are many types of kidney stone according to its components and it is often classified into four major categories---calcium stone, infectious stone, uric acid stone and cystine calculi. Among them, calcium-oxalate stones are the commonly seen in clinic. Renal cysts patients suffer a high risk for kidney stones, so they are suggested with avoiding or limiting intake of foods which contain high amount of oxalate.

Unfortunately, spinach is rich in oxalate, which are naturally-occurring substances found in the food and in your body. Oxalate found in urine combines with calcium, forming calcium-oxalate stones.

However this effect is not only caused by spinach, but also the intake of other high oxalic acid foods at the same time such as almond, nuts, cacao, rhubarb and tea, etc. Therefore these foods should be avoided to eat with spinach. In addition to spinach, you should keep away from and limit intake of celery, collards, dandelion greens, eggplant and so on. Instead drinking adequate water and taking some alkaline foods such as kelp, fruits and vegetables can promote the dissolving and discharging of too much oxalate.

In conclusion, renal cysts patients with kidney stone are not suitable for spinach, and if you want to know more information about renal cysts, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.


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