Dehydration is one of the best-known potential causes of kidney stones. People who do not drink six to eight glasses of fluid each day put themselves at greater risk. All fluids are not equal, however, and some, such as caffeinated beverages, have a mild diuretic effect, which means that they cause the need to urinate. Choose filtered water as your main beverage throughout the day.
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