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Gatorade causes kidney stones

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Dr. Richard Amerling
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
No: Gatorade does not cause kidney stones. It is mostly sugar water (with high fructose corn syrup, which is worse than sugar!), has minimal amounts of el... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Minerals: A kidney stone is hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract. Kidney stones may contain various combinati... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney stones: Never heard that kidney stones would be classified by their color. More explanation from you would be helpful.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Not drinking enough: The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Johanna Figueroa
Urology 24 years experience
Depends what type: Most common cause of stone formation is lack of adequate hydration. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common and can be prevented by diet low in oxa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Lots of fluid: Kidney stones are solid matter from overconcentration of substance from low urine volume/fluid intake, high secretion, low ph, and other factors. An ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it doesn't: Water in it good for stone prevention.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes it can: Ephedra can cause kidney stones. So you should not take it if you have had 2 episodes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones.

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