How excessive vitamin C intake affects the kidneys

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The German Health Center issued a warning about excessive intake of vitamin C, which could raise the risk of kidney stones, especially for those who suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or people who do not drink enough fluids.

The centre explained that the human body cannot get rid of excess vitamin C through urine, and converts it into oxalic acid, which in turn results in the formation of most kidney stones.

Symptoms of excessive vitamin C intake include severe pain on the side of the lower abdomen or in the back, an urgent desire to urinate before urinating small amounts, pain during urination, and blood in the urine due to infection of the mucous membranes, in addition to fever, shivering, sweating, nausea, vomiting.

Reference: DPA

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