My 60 year old husband passed small uric acid type kidney stones in August (per lab analysis of stones), had a blood test that showed high uric acid and was put on Allopurinol 100mg (twice daily) about two weeks ago. He recently lost weight after having an angioplasty with stent in late July (blood work shows normal range for cholesterol- blood glucose elevated at 117, blood pressure is normal, pulse 50 to 60). His cardiologists were surprised about the need for angioplasty He is also on meds for Atrial fibulation.
He has been eating a healthier diet, sticking to low fat/fat free foods, more fresh fruits and vegatables, whole grains, drinks mainly water (8 to 10 glasses a day) and herbal tea etc. His is a non drinker and non smoker. In fact, he has avoided alcohol in recent years while on meds for a-fib.
What could be causing his recent kidney stone attack - still had signs of more crystals this wek? Rapid weight loss? Meds? What about purines in meats & veggies - everything has purines even turkey, chicken - also read to avoid some fish like tuna and shell fish?? Do you stay on Allpurinol long tern - concern about effects on kidneys??
He is very frustated about getting correct calorie in tack while avoiding many foods - has to travel again soon on business and can't keep having stone.
Please help - his Drs are not helping with detailed diet - turning to online research.
Thanks very much,