Preventing Future Kidney Stones

Once you have developed a kidney stone that requires treatment, your chances of developing future stones increases significantly. To decrease your chances of developing new stones, you should take the following preventative steps:
Follow your doctor’s post-treatment instructions. Make sure that you schedule and keep follow-up appointments as instructed by your doctor so that your progress can be monitored. Drink plenty of fluids. Your doctor may recommend 8 to 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Eat a well-balanced diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables.