Kidney stones foods not to eat

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Avatar f tn Vitamin A (not betacarotene) promotes healthy functioning of the urinary tract, if you're deficient in it sometimes kidney stones can form. You’ll find vitamin A in most good general multiple vitamin and mineral supple- ments. Magnesium helps the body dissolve calcium if you’re deficient in this mineral it can cause calcium to accumulate into deposits, which increases your risk of forming kidney stones.
Avatar n tn Through testing in June, I know that I have 5 small stones in my left kidney and the kidney has hydroneph... can't remember the word at the moment, but it means enlarged/swollen. My uric acid (1480) and oxaclic acid levels were high. I am now on allopurinol (sp? the bottle is not with me). I was told to change my diet to avoid purines and oxalic acid. I got a very short list from the doctor and was told to do some research on the internet.
7808984 tn?1406684565 I only take like it says. But while in hospital they found I had 2 kidney stones and AFib. They are trying to set me up to blast them into powder. I know that's not going to be fun. But the main thing was, I was afraid I lost my clean time. I've just about quit posting here because of it. Well I'm here to tell you just take them as it says and ask for help if you need it. Good luck with you kidney stones and God bless you.
Avatar n tn Weturner, there IS a connection between "bipolar" and kidney stones. His 'bipolar' symptoms and kidney stones are very possibly caused by the same thing. It is called Hyperparathyroidism. Most people have never heard of PARAthyroid glands. But we all have four of them. Please have your husband's parathyroid checked out by the best expert you can find. I was put on medications for years for mental things such as bipolar, I was also getting kidney stones a lot.
Avatar n tn What a relief! I have a major history with kidney stones but have been unable to go back to my urologist for the last eight years due to no insurance. During the last couple of years I had noticed a correlation between bowel irregularities and flank pain. Now, for the last three days I have had intermittent spells of severe kidney pain, nausea, some vomitting, and severe diarrhea.
Avatar f tn Hi, Mine are exactly the same ...................... My Dr suggested to stay away from calcium foods, supplements and stay away from oxalates, too.
Avatar m tn Depending on the stone you have, you will need to avoid certain food items. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body. For calcium stones you need to restrict packaged food items rich in sugars and dairy products. For uric acid stones you need to restrict protein intake. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I wonder if there is a correlation but my doctor's believe the anemia is due to heavy menstrual bleeding and kidney stones are due to not enough fluids. When I had my original stone, I may not have had enough fluids but generally I drink quite a bit of water throughout the day. Last night I got another painful stone but more mild than before, the only thing I can contribute it to is an increase in nut intake (oxlates) and specifically I decided to try drinking cashew milk.
Avatar n tn Pain that I am having - it is the same pain that have when I have had infections and when I have stones which is why I went to my reg doctor and they found all of this so how can it not be from the stones even though they are still in the kidney? What causes multiple stones in both kidneys? I did have ionized calcuim and PTH blood work done again - not sure they tested it in the time frame needed but it came back normal.
872485 tn?1240607162 I don't know if I have kidney stones as of right now. I just had bloodwork yesterday to check my kidney function. I'm wondering if there is any certain foods to avoid that are hard on your kidneys. Caffeine?
Avatar f tn He also needs a referral to a registered dietician who can come up with a recommended diet with actual sample menus that take into account the need to eat low fat, low cholesterol, low sugar and low purine foods. It is too confusing to come up with the right calorie count and mix of foods based on the research we have been doing on our own. He is continuing with too rapid a weight loss.He drinks enough water and is frustrated with his health issues from recent months.
Avatar f tn The concern is overwhelming especially because one has to eat! But are we eating ourselves to the grave or to health? The truth of our labelling is not necessarily helping one to remain wholesome! How can one make the best choice today?
Avatar n tn You do need to cut down or avoid some foods. Those that I know of that can contribute to the formation of calcium stones are strawberries, beetroot, peanut butter. I can't remember other foods, but I am sure there were some more. I do find that if I eat too much peanut butter, I start to feel uncomfortable in my kidney area. Once you have had kidney stones (apart from the Cystine ones which are hereditary) you will be prone to getting them again.
Avatar m tn If you are under the care of a urologist, they will usually not discharge you, usually before 3 years, if all is well to make sure you have no more kidney stones formed. This does not mean that you never will get another kidney stone, hopefully you won't, but you need to be mindful about what you eat and ensure that you drink plenty of fluids. There are 4 different types of kidney stones.
18954 tn?1314301717 My doctor has told me that I can prevent kidney stones by changing my diet to exclude foods that are high in calcium and oxalate such as dairy, Coca Cola, chocolate, peanuts, vegetables and tea, however she did not tell me what foods are GOOD for kidney stones. Can you help me with a few suggestions?
Avatar n tn I am just wondering and worrying about the lesion-has anyone experienced this? I am not able to eat certain foods or the pain is worse.
278016 tn?1220194704 In 2004 I had a stone stuck in my ureter for a few days, and finally went to the hospital to have something injected in to relieve pain. Other that that I do not know the cause of my stones. I also am sensitive to sodium and feel my problem is worse depending on what I eat. One doctor at one pt also suggest something called renal tubular acidosis but I have yet to see a nephrologists. I hope you have some ideas for me. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I am a 62 year old male and have had persistent CAOX kidney stones since I was 22. That is 40 years of kidney stones. I have learned to live with them and have seen the same doctor all those years. I now have two stones, one in each kidney and both are >9mm. I hurt all the time but my doctor says that there is no hydronephrosis and the stones are in a position of the kidney where I should not be having pain. Well guess what? I do have pain and I am sure it is from the stone.
Avatar f tn I am sorry to hear about your kidney stones and the pain that they cause you. I have chronic kidney stones. I've yet to have a CT that did not reveal several. It is true that they should not hurt unless they are moving. It's called renal colic. However they can move without it being known. Several small stones can pass without being detected unless you are having CT's weekly. The last one I passed was almost 7mm. Impossible to pass they said but I did. TroubleinOhio is correct.
Avatar m tn -work approx. 12 hrs daily on my feet all day) and personal life, eat crappy foods (fast foods) on a consistent basis. I know I have to adjust my lifestyle and improve my eating habits Thank you in advance for any information you can pass along to me. I've checked online and haven't really seen any consistency in the answers people are getting due these prognosis. Any information will be gracious and helpful.
278016 tn?1220194704 In 2004 I had a stone stuck in my ureter for a few days, and finally went to the hospital to have something injected in to relieve pain. Other that that I do not know the cause of my stones. I also am sensitive to sodium and feel my problem is worse depending on what I eat. One doctor at one pt also suggest something called renal tubular acidosis but I have yet to see a nephrologists. I hope you have some ideas for me. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Thank you so much for your thoughtful response. My kidney stone problem is a problem with oxalate. I think I will stop the turmeric for now. I am disappointed, as I thought this would help the arthritis. I certainly don't want kidney stone problems again. The calcium supplement I take is calcium citrate (not carbonate). Since I already take a prescription potassium citrate (Urocit-K), I guess the turmeric would be keeping that from doing its job of breaking down the oxalate.
Avatar f tn It comes and goes and it always happens after I eat fatty foods.. It's radiates to my back by my right shoulder blade.. It's hard to get comfortable. I'm positive it's my gallbladder but if it's not stones what else is it?
Avatar f tn ) All I have gotten for answers is the urologist handing me a pamphlet on what to eat and what not to eat! If you were in my position would you demand more answers?? More tests and blood work!? I feel like I'm to young to have so many stones and no way to prevent or know what is causing them. Should I demand more answers or are they doing everything they can?
Avatar n tn If gout remains untreated, these uric acid crystals can build up in the joints and nearby tissues, forming hard lumpy deposits called tophi. High levels of uric acid may also cause kidney stones or kidney failure. SGPT is a test for liver function. SGOT/SGPT blood test is a one of the liver function tests. Primary use of SGOT/SGPT blood test is to assess the state of the liver function. SGOT and SGPT are two enzymes found in the liver.
Avatar f tn I have a damaged kidney from years ago, and when I get dehydrated, I get little tiny kidney stones that it takes a while to clear. Again, mine is an usual situation, but I did get some small kidney stones while on Diflucan (a rather high dose for several months, which is unusual) and it has taken a while for them to clear. So I think most people would not get that problem, and it's because of my damaged kidney.
Avatar f tn 5 centimeter kidney stone that blocked my left ureter they don't know if my kidney is okay or not it will take time to tell of it is functioning okay or not.
Avatar f tn I am prone to getting stones and have been drinking a bottle of 11 oz to try to lose weight ..i have been having a dull pain in my side for about a wk now and am wondering if I should continue to drink this doctor gve me a list of foods to avoid and milk was one of the things to drink just so its low fat milk which i see on the bottle it says that ...
278016 tn?1220194704 In 2004 I had a stone stuck in my ureter for a few days, and finally went to the hospital to have something injected in to relieve pain. Other that that I do not know the cause of my stones. I want to see a nephrologist but am curious if anyone has clues to what is going on. I cant live this way any longer!
Avatar m tn Since 1994 I have had over 250 kidney stones. I drink at least a gallon of water each day, am on meds to break up stones, which dont work, on meds for bp which also cuts calcium down in the body, on a low-oxalate diet, low calcium diet, and just found out i have 6 more stones. 1-6mm on left and a 3 mm on left side, and 4 stones with the range of 1-3 mm on the right side. I hurt all the time, urologists thinks im in there for the narcotics, what is someone supposed to do? Hurt?