I have been drinking a tremendous amount of diet sodas and teas lately, and my kidneys have been aching. Do you think that the aching in my kidneys is related to the soft drinks? Should I be concerned that there is something seriously wrong?
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
There is good evidence that cola beverages can increase the risk of kidney problems, more so than non-cola sodas.
Researches clearly demonstrated that large quantities of cola result in enhanced kidney stone formation. If you're wondering exactly how soft drinks cause kidney stones, it's because of their acidity and radical mineral imbalances. Your body must buffer the acidity of soft drinks with calcium from your own bones. As this calcium is eliminated through your urine, it slowly forms kidney stones.
One study shows that drinking two or more colas a day (whether artificially sweetened or regular) was linked to a twofold risk of chronic kidney disease.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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