Doctors said that due to excessive eating of tofu every day and drinking a little amount of water caused him to build that huge amount of kidney stones.
According to People’s Daily Online, 55-year-old went to the doctor in Zhejiang province in eastern China after experiencing severe abdominal pain and a CT scan found that his kidney was packed full of stones.
He then immediately scheduled an operation to remove the stones because any delay would have cost his kidney to be removed or even worst. His surgeon, Dr. Wei, was shocked after discovering the number of kidneys in his body.
“I have never seen so many stones before. The operation took less than two hours of which 45 minutes was used to remove the stones. At the end of the operation I realised my arms and legs were numb. The plate used to collect the stones had at least 420 of them of varying sizes and coloured green and yellow.”
“These didn’t include the tiny rice sized stones that were taken out using specialist suction equipment and these numbered over 100.”
Dr. Wei said that bean-based products especially tofu sold in Dongyang, eastern China contains a high level of calcium.
Eating such food leads to the building of kidney stones. Lack of water consumption will cause the calcium to build up inside the body.
Twenty years ago, Mr. He first experienced pain and was treated for more than 10 kidney stones with lithotripsy. The discomfort increased in the past two years and the pain became almost unbearable in the last two months.
His family said that they will make sure that he will no longer continue eating tofu as excessive as before.