Kidney stones diet and lifestyle

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Avatar f tn what can i do to ensure this doesnt happen again? how can i avoid these stones and how do i know what type of stones i have. what diet should i be on, foods and drinks to have and to avoid. excercise and lifestyle ect.
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 n tn What would the probable main cause of Kidney stones in a 50 Year old female, considered to be in general good health? What treatment should be considered once the stones are gone?
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 m tn I passed my stools but with lots of sweating and pain. I looked me in mirror and saw my self sweating and felt like vomiting and severe heaviness in chest. I rushed to the room and set for a while but no improvement. It was 2'oclock night. I asked help to one of my colleague and was taken to nearby hospital. They given me painkillers and pain subsided and got the discharge. At home pain started again but this time on right kidney side and I had another visit to hospital.
Avatar n tn Having a consistant doctor to do this with is VERY difficult when you do not have insurance, that is why it is crucial that you keep your medical record up to date and make a written account of each of your visits and their outcomes, because you probably will end up NEVER being able to see the same doctor twice. A treatment plan consists of your diagnoses, a goal, drug therapy, lifestyle changes, and diet changes. 9. eat good food.
Avatar f tn I'm not familiar with the diet with which you refer, so I did a quick search... The first thing I find is that it restricts calories to about 600/day, which puts up a red flag immediately for me. Of course, you can probably lose weight on any diet that only allows 600 calories/day, but can you stick with it? And is it healthy? My little bit of research shows that ketogenic diets are a bit controversial as to how healthy they are.
974371 tn?1424656729 Your abdominal symptom may not be related the kidney lesions. Try lifestyle measures, add plenty of yogurt to your diet, avoid all fatty greasy foods, avoid foods that trigger your symptoms and exercise regularly, they promote good bowel movements. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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 n tn What can possibly be causing this after I have changed my diet and lifestyle so dramatically?
Avatar n tn 15 yrs. Been thru several gynecologists and med doctors. I am losing hope and need to put and end to this embaressing plaque. Can anyone in the medical profession help me?
Avatar m tn Hi, this is actually PepperJeff responding to my own thread. I can't remember my password for PepperJeff, so am using an old login Anyway. I had shockwave lithotripsy a month ago. Seems that blocked stone had gone fully blocked and I developed hydronephrosis (enlarged kidney) sometime from January to the end of April when they did a followup. Don't know how long it lasted or if there is permanent damage.
Avatar f tn * Calcium stones. To help prevent calcium stones from forming, your doctor may prescribe a thiazide diuretic or a phosphate-containing preparation. * Uric acid stones. Your doctor may prescribe allopurinol (Zyloprim, Aloprim) to reduce uric acid levels in your blood and urine and a medicine to keep your urine alkaline. In some cases, allopurinol and an alkalinizing agent may dissolve the uric acid stones. * Struvite stones.
1025106 tn?1251864670 bubble in urine can b from too much protein in your diet. Kidney stones can be from too much protein in your diet. and Yess, kidney damage can occur. Change your diet, and cut out alot of the protein. NO red meat, milk, cheeses, etc, etc.. eat lots of fruits and veggies, and DRINK water and cranberry juice alot..
Avatar n tn before you start, what he thinks about your diet and execise abilities. Start slow on exercise and add to your program a little each week. It truly is very hard to lose weight when the thyroid is Hypo and not stable so don't beat yourself up over slow loss of weight. The change still is doing you good though you may not see the results you want. Don't weigh in every day because there could be too many fluxuations. Pick one morning a week to weigh yourself.
Avatar n tn Take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to supplement some limitations on your diet secondary to the kidney stones.
Avatar n tn Causes for the formation of renal colic can be inadequate hydration, diet comprising of animal fats and too much calcium, infections, errors in metabolism which lead to accumulation of some salts preparing a ground for the formation of stones in the kidney, malfunctioning of the kidney etc. It is advised to get a ultrasound of abdomen done along with DMSA scan of both kidneys which would reveal the functioning capacity of the kidneys.
Avatar n tn There are various causes for the calcium problem, one of which could be increased dietary intake of calcium. Calcium and oxalate together in the kidney could form calcium oxalate stones/crystals. To clarify your problem you need a full work-up, which would include blood tests and urine tests. As a rule, people with stone disease should have increased water intake. This is doubly true in your case because of the diabetes.
335728 tn?1331418012 I only know this because I was on Htcz (not for bp but for the side affects) to reduce kidney calcium because I'm a kidney stones grower, lol Can you ask specifically what calcium it was?
Avatar f tn The side effects of Diamox are horrific (kidney stones for example). My doctors seemed to be satisfied with this arrangement since I was doing so much better than before. They didn't try anything else, even though they didn't think Chiari was my problem (so what was??). So I had to take my health into my own hands. Diamox reduces fluids, including CSF.
Avatar f tn I have the exactly same problem as you have. I have been trying to find an answer for a very long time. When i was on a no-grains, no milk diet, all my brain fog cleared out and it was like i was waking up. Then i started eating milk again so i wouldnt get a deficiancy and the fog came right back. Please try not eating histamine rich foods and see what happens. For me, the cracking starts in one hour after eating these foods and lasts for 3 days, but it can vary from person to person.
Avatar f tn At age 64, I have gone through my whole life without medical problems until I got married (less than two years ago) to a dear, but very messy, disorganized man and have been getting hives, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones ever since. His sister kidded me recently that maybe I am allergic to HIM.... her brother/my husband!
Avatar n tn I was already on Wellbutrin 150 mg twice a day and a diet, by the way,and struggling with depression over my weight. Two years later, I am at 200 mg per day of Topomax, headache free with no change in the flavor that I can apprciate. I am also wearing a size 6 working to a size 4. One caution. If you have anorexic tendencies, as I do, be very careful. I forget to eat, don't want to eat, strive for that smaller size, although everyone tells me that that is enough weight loss.
Avatar n tn I just started Topamax last week for migranes...I never knew about the hair loss and was not told about it...will def be watching out for that but my doctor did tell me to take vitamins regularly...b/c of the I bet that is what is doing it ... anyone on here lost hair but not weight? going to take my vitamins now...
Avatar m tn I have one kidney. I have had stones and blockages in this kidney.. About three days ago I started having pain in my lower back and the pain goes to the front...very painful!! Had a CT Scan stones no kinks..that's the good news.. I had blood work done and the results were Creatinine was 1.3 GFR 47 ok how concerned should I be?
Avatar n tn Phentermine is usually used as a short- term drug along with diet and behavior modification to treat obesity. Recently, it has been combined with diet and fenfluramine (Pondimin) and used over longer terms in selected obesity patients (P & P diets) with some favorable long-term modest weight loss. DOSING: Phentermine should be taken after breakfast; evening doses should be avoided because of secondary insomnia.
Avatar f tn The mineral content in the water calcifies in you kidneys and creates stones. 2 years of drinking and cooking with distilled water and no more stones. YOUR WATER IS CAUSING YOUR CALCIUM STONES.. DRINK AND COOK WITH DISTILLED WATER. IT IS A DOLLAR A GALLON AT THE GROCERY STORE AND YOU'LL NEVER HAVE STONES AGAIN.
Avatar m tn On the other hand, disk disease can do this as can kidney stones and several other non-STD urological problems. As you point out, anxiety could heighten this but would not typically account for all of your discomfort. My advice is to have a doctor take a look at this. He/she can do the appropriate tests and help you to sort things out. I am confident however that this is not HIV-related and would also bet against it being due to an STD of any sort but do think it deserves evaluation.
579258 tn?1250652943 My other really big hurdle to overcome is to somehow get to drinking more water .. I have propensity and history of kidney stones and should drink more than I do on a daily basis; I have found I enjoy fruit juices instead and those have added useless calories in them but taste good ... the add-in flavor packets I don't care for ... many are too acid and give me small pimples on my tongue which hurt alot for days ....