Kidney stones diet prevention

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Avatar n tn I have had a 5mm kidney stone and now have about 5 smaller ones. I have started medication for prevention and been told that I need to change my diet to avoid purines & oxalic acid. I am also hypoglycemic. In researching what I can/cannot eat, I am getting conflicting information. Different websites list the content of these materials at differing amounts. The USDA will say a type of food is at 1 level and another will say something totally different.
757137 tn?1347200053 Magnesium will get rid of kidney stones, and cranberry juice will prevent them.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the response, 33 years, bloody hell, a few years has destroyed me, I had a double hernia op that felt way less painful than kidney stones for me, I have noticed chest pains all across the top of the chest that sometimes spread down both forearms, on the front of my throat and the top of my head, I'm starting to wonder if that's all connected to the kidney stones since I just happen to have had the kidney stone pain not long after the onset of these symptoms.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Kidney stones usually pass out through the urine stream with in 48hours. But this depends upon the size of the stone. A 4mm stone has 80% chances of coming out spontaneously, where as 5mm stone has 20% chances. Stones more than this size usually require treatment. Medical management includes calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers etc. Surgical treatment involves shock wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy or open surgery.
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.
Avatar n tn What diet and prevention measures can be taken for medullary sponge kidney patients related to infection or stones? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/913048'>To take Fruits is bad for Medullary Sponge Kidney... Is it true ??</a>.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Therapy depends on the size of the stone. Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for stones with a size upto 2 cms. Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy is done for stones larger than 2.5 cms. Sometimes a combination of the two can be done. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime follow preventive measures to prevent stone formation.
Avatar f tn I have tried the diet, meds, and lot of water over the years and I still get stones. I am finally going to see a Dr at the university here in Chicago. But before he will even see me I have to complete 3 24hr urine tests, with blood work after each one. I start my 3rd test Sunday and will FINALLY be able to make my appointment on Monday for him. They have a clinic and prevention center there, so I am really excited to be able to see what they have to say. I will keep you posted.
82861 tn?1333457511 They can become elevated if there is a urinary tract infection, a kidney infection or a prostate infection, or the elevations can be caused by damage to the kidney (either kidney disease or kidney failure). A urinalysis with a microalbuminuria test will determine if it is an infection or kidney failute. Lyme disease can commonly effect the kidneys also causing kidney failure. So if it has not been performed yet I would have your dog's urine tested and perform a lyme disease test.
Avatar f tn Are there any new developements in the treeatment and prevention of this disorder? I've tried Captopril,Urocit-K,vegen diet,vegetarian diet and on and on.Fortunately my urologist said this was the only stone detected in my kidney.Unfortunately this 8mm rock was blocking my left ureter and a stent was placed.with anticipation of lithotripsy this next week. I cannot imagine it being possible but at tmes it feels as though my kidney is attempting to pass it...surely not?
168348 tn?1379360675 magnesium for the prevention of calcium oxalate kidney stones. I cannot take Urocit K because of terrible GI side effects, so my Urologist suggested this to help disuade them from forming. My calcium levels are normal. I have a condition called MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidney) that predisposes me to producing calcium oxalate or calcium oxalate/phosphorous stones. I avoid all oxalate containing foods and don't take any extra calcium supplements or antacids containing calcium Thanks.
Avatar m tn These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The biggest risk factor for kidney stones is dehydration. Kidney stones may not produce symptoms until they begin to move down the tubes (ureters) through which urine empties into the bladder. When this happens, the stones can block the flow of urine out of the kidneys. This causes swelling of the kidney or kidneys, causing pain. The pain is usually severe. Kidney stones are common.
3183592 tn?1344634338 After a full residency in urology at Massachusetts General, a fellowship in urinary stone disease at University of California San Francisco, and an American Foundation for Urologic Disease research fellowship in stone metabolism, I am now in private practice in Marin and Sonoma counties in northern California, where I practice general urology and sub-specialize in management of routine and complex stone problems and stone prevention.
Avatar f tn I concur with Spotjeff. My natural doctor says: "Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate. Magnesium makes calcium more soluble in the urine, and inhibits the formation of calcium-oxalate crystals. One study examined 55 people with reoccurring kidney stones, who were given 500 milligrams of magnesium daily for up to 4 years. the study showed that 85% of these people remained stone0free compared with 41% in a group of people who did not receive magnesium supplements.
Avatar n tn I have been treated for kidney/ureteral stones 3 times in 4 years by cystoscopic removal and ESWL. Two stones have been sent for analysis. They were composed of calcium oxalate and calcium carbonate. I am not a big dairy product eater. In fact I get far less than the recommended calcium intake for women. I am a 34 year old female. My urologist seems to not be very interested in further testing.
Avatar n tn Would that present the same symptoms as a kidney stone? I have had confirmed kidney stones in the past and this feels the same. Tomorrow I am supposed to get an x-ray of my spine. Any suggestions?????
Avatar n tn I am a 37 years old female with chronic bilateral flank pain that is not constant but intermittent - I had several test done including but not excluding IVP/CAT SCAN (12 times) / checked for parathyroid / kidney function etc...although I have had 8 kidney surgeries within the past 19 months, most of the time (90%) of the time, stones do not show on CAT SCAN / KUB/XRAYS / IVP but are certainly present.
2067862 tn?1331242016 Have your stones been typed? Sometimes a change in diet helps with less production. Sorry this is happening .. do they know why so many stones?
Avatar n tn Diagnosis of kidney stones. Expected to be small enough to pass. One has passed. Is it common to have bloody urine this long?
Avatar m tn Get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B. Take a good protein diet. It may not be related, the kidney stones and raised liver enzymes. But certain medications can increase the liver enzymes and promote renal stone formation 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.
Avatar n tn Please teach me "Diet of Medullary Sponge Kidney" !! I would like to ask a question about the citric fruits under the condition of medullary sponge kidney . Are Citrus fruits listed as high oxalate foods ? I received the information ( It is not good to take citrus fruits ) from US friends . Fruits content oxalate ? The diet about this condition ( = medullary sponge kidney ) is changing in US ? Please teach me the diet !!
Avatar m tn People I know what I am talking about I have had kidney stones/kidney disease since 1965. Your doctor is wrong most kidney stones can be treated: the goal is to stop or slow down the formation of them. This is accomplished through metabolic testing... which many be done by a nephrologist in some parts of the US. Once it is determined what is causing the stones to form and the composition of them..
Avatar f tn I read an article from 2010 (I don't have the link, sorry) that talked about oxalates causing general abdominal/pelvic inflammation (and therefore pain), not just increasing the risk of kidney stones. Can you confirm this? THANK YOU for your help!!
168348 tn?1379360675 Didn't your physician recommend a calcium-controlled diet because of that? I'm not really sure with the kidney stones that you should be taking anything with extra with calcium in it - you don't want to increase the amount of stones you've been making or make existing stones bigger. I wouldn't want to risk it anyway - I understand the pain is excruciating!
Avatar n tn Kidney stones Causes Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. Your body may make too much uric acid, or have a hard time getting rid of uric acid. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed. Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout. The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in families.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed in the year 2000. My whole right kidney was full I couldn't make anymore stones in my right kidney, I have the disease in both kidneys. My urologist dropped me in a tank full of water and blasted my kidney. When I woke up out of surgery I went to my parents house to stay there, they took care of me. For 12 straight days I past kidney stones mainly at night. It was such a traumatic experience I could not hardly sleep. I past 1/2 a jar of stones.
690241 tn?1227390813 ) I read her comment and saw what you posted and yes, I believe that is true about diet not being able to prevent stones; it can in the case of kidney stones but not when you have MSK I believe, as you said.
Avatar n tn During ketosis, the body forms substances known as ketones, which can cause organs to fail and result in gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure. Yes, carb intake should be limited to a minimum but at the same time complex carbs should not be restricted from ones diet. Eat foods high in fiber, whole grains, low fructose fruits, fish and lean poultry and more vegetables.