Kidney stones foods 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.
1223946 tn?1281395958 After bariatric weight loss surgery it is common to have high urine oxalate and low urine citrate -factors that lead to kidney stone formation .So you need to be extra careful regarding your intake of water and food. Increase your water and fluid intake. Eat low fat diet as the amount of oxalate in the urine increases with the amount of fat in the stool after bypass surgeries.
Avatar f tn I just had my first experience with kidney stones last week...and let me tell you, theyhurt like hell!! Ive read alot of moms saying that they said kidney stones feels just like child labor. Anyone else eexperience kidney stones who already had a baby?? Just curious!
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 m tn Antioxidants reduce the amount of inflammation in your body, which helps the kidneys function properly. The potassium in cauliflower is known to prevent kidney stones. Kidney stones can lead to kidney infections and eventually chronic kidney disease. Eat cauliflower raw with a hummus dip or steam it with a squeeze of lemon. Cauliflower is also delicious smashed with low fat sour cream and fresh parsley.
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 Recurrent kidney infection can be due to diabetes, some anomaly or defect in the kidney or due to the organisms developing antibiotic resistance. Recurrent kidney stones are found renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidney, Dent's disease (genetic disease of the kidney), hyperparathyroidism, primary hyperoxaluria and Crohn's disease. Since the pain comes before periods too, it can also be due to endometriosis.
Avatar f tn Anyway, Id rather the blood be attributed to kidney stones as apposed to something more dangerous and in lieu of seeing a doctor its good to know Im not the only one.
Avatar n tn He or she then removes the stone or breaks it up and removes it. After you have had kidney stones, you are more likely to have them again. You can help prevent them by drinking enough water to keep your urine clear, about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. You may have to eat less of certain foods. Your doctor may also give you medicine that helps prevent stones from forming. For the mass in your kidney, it is good to see the nephrologist. Did your doctor say what kind it is?
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.
1704625 tn?1310712361 I wanted to start a diet, try something new, to help address some of my ailments. Mostly I want to have a diet, or know which foods to eat, to cater to my narcolepsy. To relieve some of my tired, run down moments. Also, to cater to my kidneys, perhaps, to help keep them healthy and stone free. I have numerous calcifications in my kidneys that I would like to get rid of also. What diet, or foods, would help me out the most?
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 The pain of kidney stones are excruciating for some and others feel nothing, depending on the size of the stone. The pain comes from the stone moving down from the kidney to the bladder via the ureter. Once it is in the bladder, usually you shouldn't experience any pain . Drink lots of water!!! This is the only way to flush them out. You will never know if you have passed it out in your urine unless you strain it.
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 thought it was my gall bladder. So after several tests they found kidney stones in both kidneys and a lesion on my colon. 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 I have been having multiple health problems for four years shortly after having mono, and kidney stones which were a year and a half apart. Focusing on the kidneys they are constantly sore. When I eat certain foods, especially salty foods, i urinate even more frequently, and leak urine. I have been to a urologist and my bladder is perfectly healthy.
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 Hello CurlyQ, Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. 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.
Avatar n tn for the past year, i've had 5 kidney stones. i've had to have the first one blasted with sound waves because it got stuck and was creating a blockage. 6mths later after the last one, I believe i am have a 6th one again from the left side only. the last stone was tested and it was a calicium stone. so I've asked my urologist if i need to change my eating habits. I love cheese, and eat peanuts on occasion as well as chocolates.
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 Put in stint, went to urologist 2 weeks later and 2 weeks after that had Lithotripsy, turned 2 stones into 5 that were at the bottom of my kidney. 3 weeks later had Ureteroscopy urologist said this would get rid of stones. Went in today to have stint removed. Blah, still have several stones. I am beside myself and quickly loosing confidence in my urologist.
Avatar f tn So I assume there is something off balance chemically in my body that is producing stones. My urologist office seem to only want to see me when I have kidney stone pain not to get answers. They didn't want me to make this appointment but my 24 hr urine study results are in and Ihey haven't mailed them to me so if like to go over everything Face to face.