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Can alkaline water be used to treat kidney stones?

Drinking alkaline water is a popular internet remedy for kidney stones but the effects on kidney stones are uncertain. 
 
Instead we use potassium citrate or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to put your kidney in an alkaline state, which can help dissolve uric acid stones or prevent calcium stones.  

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