Which dietary history findings are characteristic of hypercalciuria?

Updated: Jun 02, 2021
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Many dietary factors can alter urinary calcium excretion, including the following:

  • Sodium chloride

  • Protein

  • Glucose

  • Sucrose

  • Magnesium

  • Phosphate

An inverse relationship between phosphate intake and urinary calcium excretion is observed; thus, phosphate-restricted diets result in an increase in urinary calcium excretion. With all of the other dietary items mentioned above, a direct relationship between dietary intake and urinary calcium excretion is observed.

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