Kidney stones and osteopenia

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196896 tn?1189759421 I happened to find information on the about the correlation of kidney stones, high calcium levels, and Hyperparathyrodism. Check it out! Hyperparathyroidism is also known as "moans, groans, stones, and bones." The symptoms: Loss of energy. Don't feel like doing much. Tired all the time. Just don't feel well; don't quite feel normal. Hard to explain but just feel kind of bad. Feel old. Don't have the interest in things that you used to.
1522652 tn?1291241954 I know that there is a link beginning with my chronic uti's as a child, to my severe pms as an adolecent into adulthood, and then on to my chronic kidney stones and infections as an adult, and then the loss of my kidney, as well as the problems I'm experiencing now. My question is what specific tests do I need to request to accurately check my thyroid, parathyroid, and my calcium levels? Also, are there any specific questions that I need to ask.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed w/ a blind ended ureter when I was 4 and had half of my right kidney removed. I developed "kidney stones" about 10 years ago. When I was initially diagnosed, I had numerous a year. Only a few showed up on the CT scans. I experienced the typical colic pain in my right flank and blood in my urine. I sometimes passed clots. During these episodes the scans would come back as normal and my symptoms would be dismissed.
Avatar f tn Will RAI kill off the parathyroid lobes too?? I've had kidney stones AGAIN (but with hydronephrosis this time) and a friend who's nurse asked if the endo was watching my parathyroid lobes too and some level I can't remember? I told her I wasn't sure and would find out at my next appt. with him. What I've learned is the parathyroid lobes control the calcium levels and when they're out of whack, can get rid of too much calcium, thus kidney stone formation.
Avatar m tn Thanks for your prompt reply. I didn't mention I've had 3 kidney stones, all small and passed fairly easily. When I eat calcium or vitamin d foods I have massive fatigue and have to urinate all day long. So basically I avoid them. I don't have food allergies to dairy. I have been tested. Also, I didn't mention I'm only 36. We lived under a 30,000 volt power tower for 5 years until a recent move, and were exposed to a lot of radiation.
Avatar f tn At the same time it may be a good idea to have your kidney and liver function checked as well and any other blood test the doctor feels is appropriate. I also take the lactobacillus acidophilus + others in a capsule as well as drink yogurt. I also take Enzyme Q10, magnesium, zinc and Vitamin B12 sublingual capsules. If the Vagifem doesn't help, perhaps you could ask the gynaecologist to recommend something for your. Hope you get on OK, Best wishes.
Avatar n tn I don't have kidney stones or hypercalciuria, only upepr-limit or slightly elevated ionized Ca and elevated PTH.
Avatar f tn How long would it take to develop kidney stones? ALSO, do you consider ionized calcium to be an unreliable test? Thank you! Sophie I also have a lot of bone loss in my jaw. Could this be from the lack of Vitamin D or possibly an early indicator of osteoporosis?
Avatar m tn I took very high dose (7-10 million units/day) for some nine years to cure my chronic myelogenous leukemia. Could this be the cause years later of my unexplained hyperparathyrodism and osteopenia 10 years after the stopping of the leukemia? Calcium levels have been normal all this time but kidney stones are starting.
Avatar f tn Feeling fatigued and weak Constipation Loss of appetite Joint pain Increased thirst Frequent urination Kidney pain, caused by kidney stones (calcium deposits in the kidneys) Bone pain or tenderness Nausea and/or vomiting Back pain" Are you being treated for the hyperparathyroidism? Have your calcium levels been checked?
700223 tn?1318169294 A balanced diet and regular exercise will help slow the loss of bone density, delay osteopenia and osteoporosis, and delay or prevent osteoporosis. 1. Maximize calcium intake. Most recommendations are for 1000 milligrams of calcium per day for both men and women. According to the NIH, after age 50, both men and women should increase their intake to 1200 milligrams. Dairy products contain calcium, so do broccoli, almonds, and sardines. Calcium supplements are also useful.
Avatar m tn Vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness and osteopenia to name but two symptoms. Vitamin D deficiency is very common with hyperparathyroidism as the body is trying to limit the amount of calcium absorbed from the diet. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. If calcium levels are above 11.5 mg/dL, taking additional vitamin D can make your calcium go above 12 mg/dL and this may cause a stroke. As you are a vegan, it is recommended to take B12 supplements (sublingual form).
Avatar f tn My endocrinologist thinks I have idiopathic hypercalcuria (I hope I spelled that right) because of some recurrant labs I've had, my kidney stones and the fact that I have early osteopenia. So that throws a wrench in things. I just want to know WHY and get it resolved, or at least better managed! It is 6:00 am and I've been up puking all night from pain and the effects of lortab (not strong enough on the pain but too hard on my stomach - I hate narcotics!) Again, thanks for the link!
Avatar f tn Previously tested negative for pheo, cortisol, renal artery stenosis. I developed kidney stones and osteopenia at same time as the high blood pressure three years ago.
Avatar n tn I had a hysterectomy at age 46, which was instant menopause and I did take hormones for a while afterward, but osteopenia set in, anyway. I haven't taken any hormones (estrogen, etc) for well over 15 yrs and I've done well keeping my bone density stable without them. One thing I've read is that vitamin K2 is very important, because that's the vitamin that helps make sure calcium gets where it's needed the most, which is the bones, not made into kidney stones, etc.
Avatar f tn I am a survivor, I have been dealing with crohnes, shingles, migraine, ulcerative colitis and proctitis, interstital cystitis, 2nd degree av block, severe osteopenia and vitamin d deficiency, kidney stones, and some other, well.. other health ..... things, i can do this. i can. i guess i just feel like a bus hit me. I went from being at work, doing my job, to this. it heaps on me. like a sickly wet blanket that i cannot shrug off.
Avatar f tn * Severe osteoporosis and osteopenia * Bone fractures * Kidney stones * Peptic ulcers * Pancreatitis * Nervous system complaints
Avatar n tn My (43 year old) husband who up to 2 years ago, would never go to a Doctor, has been experiencing "issues". I want to mention he has a history of kidney stones Starting 2 years ago symptoms severe fatigue, and weight gain diagnosed with: Extremely low testosterone levels Osteopenia Treatment: Testosterone injections 10 months ago Symptoms: Severe body(joint and muscle) aches, severe fatigue, unexplained neck pain (to the point of wanting to cry.
Avatar n tn Can't concentrate, or can't keep your concentration like in the past. Depression. Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Bones hurt; typically it's bones in the legs and arms but can be most bones. Don't sleep like you used to. Wake up in middle of night. Trouble getting to sleep. Tired during the day and frequently feel like you want a nap. Spouse claims you are more irritable and harder to get along with (cranky, bitchy). Forget simple things that you used to remember very easily.
Avatar f tn The research found that there was no significant decrease in BMD and bone turnover markers among the women, and the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia was not different among the groups. The researchers concluded that long term suppressive levothyroxine therapy for thyroid cancer management did not affect bone density or increase the prevalence of osteoporosis. Source: Lee, M. et. Al.
Avatar n tn Now CT shows multiple small stones in both kidneys and one large about 9mm in left kidney. My doctor wants to remove it using ureterscope while my previous doctor recommends shock wave therapy. I want the bigger stone removed as I dread having another ER episode. From my own research on these procedures I have not been able to decide one way or the other. The financial aspect of this is that with ureterscopy, its free. VA health benefits pays for it.
Avatar f tn 5 with a normal pth 38 so my doctor said I should wait until my calcium goes up or I get kidney stones and then he would do something about it. In 2009 my calcium is now 10.6 and my pth is 39.2, my vitamin d level is in the normal range and my ionized calcium is high at 5.8. I have been to many times and read and reread. I have changed dr's many times, the new dr is telling me that I am one of those people that have high calcium and not hyperparathyroidism.
Avatar f tn I'm 36 years old and have osteopenia (Diagnosed at 33), have had 2 kidney stones (passed), Vitamin D deficency, Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis Autoimmune Disorder and now no period to test for hormones, testosterone, DHEA etc.. I was put on Bone Therapy Medication a year ago for 8 months and when that occured they put an IUD in to make sure I didn't get pregnant since the medication can cause fetal abdormalities. I got off the medication in Sept/Oct of this year.
Avatar f tn I have had several activations and symptoms come right back full force. I have also had kidney stones and cysts on my kidneys and i swear its from EBV too. Fortunately the activations when caught early can be fairly well dealt with for me.
Avatar f tn I must wait for the disease possibly becoming worse, for instance to cause higher blood calcium levels or kidney stones. My shoulder was injured in 2008 when I fell over. I have a titanium screw in the shoulder. The screw has become almost uncovered. I think that bone has disappeared around it due to PHPT. The screw should be taken away in an operation. I think that when time is going on, PHPT will become worse and the shoulder operation will become more difficult to do.
Avatar n tn Health history: Kidney stones Starting 2 years ago Symptoms: severe fatigue, and weight gain Diagnosed with: Low testosterone levels Osteopenia Treatment: Testosterone injections 10 months ago Symptoms: Severe body (joint and muscle) aches, severe fatigue, unexplained neck pain (to the point of wanting to cry.
Avatar f tn • no libido (very different from past); • dehydration; • vision blurry; • severe osteopenia (2-yrs ago); • kidney stones; • intestinal bloating; • urine excessive volume; • urine, excessive calcium excreted; • depressed; • tumors, cysts, and polyps all over my body; • blood test PTH: normal; • blood test Calcium: High Normal; • 3-neck/thyroid Ultrasounds, 3-Sestimbi Tests: all inconclusive/suspicious. NOW where do I go and what do I do??
Avatar n tn In addition, the effects of PTH on kidney function and bone strength indicate that serum calcium, phosphorus, and creatinine levels should be measured together with PTH. The creatinine test measures kidney function and aids in the diagnosis of parathyroid dysfunction. Description The PTH test is performed on a sample of the patient's blood, withdrawn from a vein into a vacuum tube. The procedure, which is called a venipuncture, takes about five minutes.
Avatar n tn He ran a sestambi scan and pelvic scan for kidney stones. Although the blood continued in the urine, there were no stones seen and that symptom went away. The sestambi scan didn't show anything. He also ran a test at his office for PTH, which came back much lower than the one done at Quest Labs. They didn't require me to fast for that test, which the previous one at Quest had required.