#513: Kidney Stones & Diet – Deepa Kariyawasam, RD

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Kidney stones, crystalline deposits formed within the kidneys, present a formidable challenge to individuals grappling with their debilitating effects. These mineral accumulations, though small in size, can inflict significant pain and discomfort as they navigate through the urinary tract.

Understanding the nuances of dietary management and treatment for kidney stones is crucial for those seeking relief and prevention.

What makes this subject particularly intricate is the diversity of kidney stones – a mosaic of compositions ranging from calcium oxalate to uric acid. Recognizing that not all kidney stones are created equal, dietitians and renal specialists tailor their recommendations to address the specific nature of the stones, unveiling a spectrum of dietary strategies that aim to alleviate symptoms and impede the recurrence of these insidious formations.

In this episode, specialist renal dietitian Deepa Kariyawasam brings us through the main causes of kidney stones, the potential dietary interventions, and how to guide individuals toward personalized pathways for kidney stone management.

Guest Information

Deepa Kariyawasam, RD

Deepa Kariyawasam is a specialist renal dietitian based at the Department of Dietetics in King’s College Hospital, London.

Deepa Kariyawasam has been an NHS renal dietitian for over 20 years. Deepa is also a multi-professional clinical lead for the London Kidney Network. Previously, she has been the British Dietetic Association representative for the British Renal Society. Deepa is currently on the executive board of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association (EDTNA/ERCA).

Deepa has also been on the committee for the development of the National Institute Clinical Excellence (NICE) Kidney Disease guidelines as well as being on the editorial board of the Journal of Renal Care.

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