Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Urine Oxalate Elevated Home Care

Home care for hyperoxaluria includes:

  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Follow a low oxalate diet:
    • As directed by your doctor
  • Avoid foods that contain oxalate:
    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    • Cocoa
    • Leafy green vegetables
    • Nuts
    • Pepper
    • Rhubarb
    • Spinach
    • Tea
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Learn everything you can about hyperoxaluria:
    • The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
    • Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
    • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Urine Oxalate Elevated Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hyperoxaluria and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Urine Oxalate Elevated References
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