What is urinary oxalate?

Answer 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 »

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What is oxalate?

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 »

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.

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 »

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 »