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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIETARY HABITS AND UROLITHIASIS OF A POPULATION IN SRI LANKA

Anurudda Udaya Bandara Pethiyagoda*, Inaam Niyas, Sithara Nilmini Warnasooriya, Narasin Vidana Gamage Himali Erandika, Dulanjalee Lakmini Keeragala, Lashan Chathuranga Silva and Osura Rojith Amarajeewa 

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Introduction: Dietary factors are known to increase the risk of urolithiasis. This has led to numerous attempts at dietary modification to prevent urolithiasis. However, the high recurrence rate of urolithiasis suggests that there is still much to explore regarding prophylaxis against stone disease. Accordingly a detailed analysis of dietary factors influencing urolithiasis in Sri Lanka is long overdue. Objectives: Identify the dietary factors that contribute to urolithiasis in Sri Lanka. Method: A retrospective analysis of dietary data of patients who presented with symptomatic urolithiasis to the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Results: The mean age of patients with urolithiasis was 44.48 years which was significantly lower than that of patients without urolithiasis (p=0.003). Urolithiasis was significantly more common in men (p=0.000). 30.5% of patients with urolithiasis had a history of urolithiasis in the past, and 9.8% of patients had a family history of urolithiasis. A significantly reduced occurrence of urolithiasis was seen in patients consuming more than 3 liters of water a day (p=0.001), and in patients who frequently consumed small fish (p=0.000), or coffee (p=0.000). There was a significantly higher occurrence of urolithiasis in frequent consumers of tomato (p=0.027) and citrus fruits (p=0.021). Conclusion: Dietary factors play an important role in urolithiasis. Increased water intake, dietary oxalate restriction, normal calcium intake, and coffee consumption significantly reduce the risk of urolithiasis.

Keywords: Urolithiasis, Renal stones, Nephrolithiasis, Diet, Food items.


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