Kidney stones and calcium intake

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Avatar f tn Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
Avatar f tn The less common type are uric acid kidney stones. As with the calcium oxalate, cutting back your intake of animal protein while increasing bulk and fiber in your diet can help prevent them from forming. Drinking fruit juice or drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup isn't good. limit your intake of meat, sugar, salt, and fruit juice, increase dietary fiber, and supplement with 10,000 units of vitamin A, 300 milligrams of magnesium citrate, and 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 every day.
Avatar f tn When I got the kidney stones, they can test them or analyze them to see what type they are and what causes them. I believe there are 3 types of stones. My stones are caused from too much calcium in my diet so I am suppose to watch that! They say once you get kidney stones you are prone to them. I know in my family history my dad had kidney stones, then me, my two brothers and my sister ended up getting them. Then my niece and nephew had a bout with them also..
Avatar f tn If you can retrieve the stone, it can be analyzed as to its composition - like calcium. My mom was plagued with kidney stones when she started taking calcium supplements in middle age. Once she stopped taking it, no more stones. Everyone is different though. Knowing what the stone is made of can help you make dietary changes to prevent new ones from forming. If you don't have pain and discomfort, you'll probably just have to drink water and wait.
Avatar f tn i was told i have calcium in my urine and have a possibility of them and my sides and back have been hurting.
Avatar f tn Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.
Avatar f tn Found out I have kidney stones. Now suffering from kidney stones, mental confusion, lack of motivation (mild depression), heart palpitations, dizziness/faint feeling. My urine calcium is 416, my blood calcium is 10.2, and my PTH is 23. Wondering if I have hyperparathyroidism? My urologist put me on thiazide and wants me to watch sodium intake-I'm not a salt person anyway so this is easy. My blood pressure seems to be creeping up a bit as well. I would appreciate any help!
Avatar f tn I am at my wits end and have no idea what else to do. I had my first kidney stones when i was 19. They first put a stent inside to help with the passing but later found out that they weren't going anywheres caue they were sitting in a pocket in my kidneys. they did Lipo and they i was sent on my way. Well for the past 12 years i had more stones returned and nothing really done expect given meds to help the pain.(which most times didn't help).
Avatar m tn Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.
Avatar f tn Hi hun, i get kidney stones when im prego and when im not over the last year i have passed 60 of them and thats not a typo. My son was fine, just make sure you drink lots of water and watch for infection you will be fine. I completely understand what your going through!
Avatar n tn I had to stop taking my prenatal vitamins because the calcium blocks my kidneys so they switched me to folic acid instead. I decreased my calcium intake. And don't eat alot of green vegetables since those have a tendency to cause stones. You just gotta let the stones pass on there own. Once mine pass into my bladder i feel relieved. Passing the stones from my bladder out doesn't bother me its passing from my kidneys to my bladder that bother me the most.
Avatar n tn Am I wasting energy worrying about nothing, or would you suggest further evaluation given the elevated calcium and presence of kidney stones? Thanks so much for your opinion.
Avatar n tn Am I wasting energy worrying about nothing, or would you suggest further evaluation given the elevated calcium and presence of kidney stones? Thanks so much for your opinion.
Avatar n tn Another thing worth mentioning is my wife is lactose intolerant and has very little calcium intake. Although most stones are made out of mostly calcium it doesn't mean you can't have calcium. I have read about tests being done on people prone to stones being given high calcium intakes and they actually had less issues with them. Again if you have stone issues and have calcium intake, than quit with calcium. If you don't have calcium at all in your diet than most certainly add it.
Avatar m tn kidney stones can be very recurring and can start very young, although ive never heard of someone getting them in their early teens.. usually early 20s, but that doesnt mean it doesnt happen earlier. it sounds like you will have to sit in some pain until you get insurance again. you can try to seek out clinics, but theyre not very good at helping. get your insurance back and go to a dr, because if you have them so often, you might have something else going on.
Avatar f tn Vitamin C, 1000 IU Vitamin D, Calcium Citrate consisting of 200 IU of calcium and 315mg. of Vitamin D, and 1000mg.Omega 3 Fish Oil, 2-3 times/day, and 1000mg Echinacea. Is there a problem taking these daily and should I take anything else? Because of my FMS I'm not as active as I should be that's why I try to take various supplemants. There is a natural product for FMS called Fibrosense I am considering trying now but will take any vitamins that might help as well. Thank you.
Avatar n tn But i do have 1 question. Does anyone know if this can lead to increased chance of Kidney Stones? I dont have any kidney stone issues, but I just wanted to see if anyone knows if Phosphaturia can lead to any kidney issues. Thanks!
Avatar m tn not a professional but to me it sounds a lot like you have cystine kidney stones, which are hereditary. that's what I have and I've had 42 lipotripsy surgeries and five where they actually cut through your back. that's within the last 7 years. I too have lost jobs due to it. from experience no diet changes seem to help. you could see a nephrologist instead of an urologist.
Avatar f tn - calcium oxalate struvite uric cystine The rarest form of kidney stones is Cystine stones. Cystinuria is an inherited condition that affects the amount of acid that is passed in the urine. Struvite stones are caused by recurrent kidney infections. Uric stones are caused when there is too much uric acid in the urine with rheumatic conditions like gout. Calcium oxalate stones can from with too much protein in the diet, too much calcium and Vitamin D and through dehydration.
452063 tn?1324078516 I have seen at least a dozen posts with kidney stones. There has to be some correlation between opiate use and kidney stones. My surgeon showed me mine on the CT scan and it's a white circle as big as a golfball. He feels it might be from chemicals but said that it's probably from my chemo. I keep thinking that he is gonna pull out a big white opiate that either says Endo or Watson on it lol. Just wondering if anyone else was told theirs was from chemicals?
15905440 tn?1443866928 For example, in my case, many years ago I had one of my stones sent to a lab and found that my stones are primarily made up of iron and calcium. As a result, since I live out in a rural area, with well water that is high in iron content, I DO NOT drink the water from my water well and I drink bottled water. My body does not absorb calcium or throw it off like others do, so I do not take vitamins with calcium added, beyond the normal daily requirements.
Avatar n tn My stones are the opposite of yours and 90% calcium oxalate ... I limit my calcium and oxalate intake and my Uro suggested Magnesium or Urocit-K but that may be because they are calcium based....not sure ... but worth asking your specialist about. I could not take the URocit K due to awful side effects but it really does help many people from what I've heard if you don't get the GI upset from it. It's a prescription. My gallbladder has documented stones but quiet now for 2 yrs ..
Avatar m tn Sugar and salt can also increase the excretion of both calcium and oxalate in the urine, since you seem to form kidney stones, you should limit, or try completely eliminate, sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet, and cut back a on salt. limiting your intake of meat, sugar, salt, and fruit juice. Try increasing dietary fiber, and include 10,000 units of vitamin A, 300 milligrams of magnesium citrate, and 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 every day.
Avatar n tn Vegetarians actually tend to form significantly fewer calcium oxalate kidney stones than meat eaters. Vegetarian diets include more bulk and fiber, which lowers calcium output. And, vegetable protein contains fewer sulfur-rich amino acids than animal protein, and those amino acids promote calcium excretions. It will help you to increase fiber sources in your diet, like root vegetables, and to cut back on how much meat you eat.
Avatar m tn Dietary changes may help prevent kidney stone formation if you are prone for it. Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity.
200220 tn?1361955154 Does anyone take calcium and how much and how do you take it. I need to take calcium for my health and I would like to take the maximum allowed about 2500 vs. the 1200 I am presently starting to take. I know it interacts with the levothyroxin I am taking. What is your experience with calcium and levothyroxin?
Avatar f tn Prevention strategies for kidney stones include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.
Avatar f tn MRI results show at least two 2.0mm stones in each kidney. I passed my second stone (left kidney) a couple of weeks ago, and ever since then, my right kidney has been giving me on-and-off pain. Should I be concerned about this chronic, low grade pain? I always wonder if it's sand passing, but I'm not sure now. The last 2 or 3 urine tests I've had done have all shown a low level of protein in the urine.
Avatar m tn Elevated calcium oxalate does put you are higher risk for kidney stones. Calcium oxlate stones are the most common type kidney stone. Have you ever had a kidney scan? My mother had one and found a few cysts in her kidneys. I have read that if you have early stage kidney disease don't usually need to limit water intake but with late stage kidney disease and on dialysis you may be put on strict fluid restrictions.
Avatar f tn I have tested my vitamin 25(OH)D2 and 25(OH)D3 level and it is 28 nmol/l and the normal range is written on the result paper to be 75-200 nmol/L,and 11 ug/L the normal range is 30-80. another test Vitamin 1,25(OH)2 D3 and the result 103 pmol/l with the normal range 43-148 Is my Vitamin D blood level too low? Do i have to tak calcium if i'm vitamin d3 deficiency? My calcium level 2.21 the normal range is 2.10-2.