What is oxalate?

Answer Plants and animals produce oxalate, which is a salt that forms when oxalic acid mixes with sodium, potassium or calcium. Ingestion of a significant amount of oxalate can cause health problems such ... Read More »

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What is urinary oxalate?

An oxalate is a salt or ester of oxalic acid, naturally occuring in humans as well as plants such as spinach and rhubarb. Urinary oxalate, found in urine, can become a type of salt the body is unab... Read More »

What is calcium oxalate?

Calcium and oxalic acid are present in many familiar foods. The two substances combine to form calcium oxalate, not a problem for most healthy people. However, those with a predisposition to kidney... Read More »

Oxalate & Gout?

Gout is a painful type of arthritis. Oxalate, especially calcium oxalate, is a common type of kidney stone that may develop as a side effect of gout. These stones are extremely painful to pass.

Struvite Vs. Oxalate Crystals?

Kidney stones are a common and painful disorder of the urinary tract and are the cause of as many as 3 million doctors' visits in America each year. The stones (also called renal calculi) form from... Read More »