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is tea good for kidney stones

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience Urology
No: In general most tea contain oxalate, one of the most power stone forming compound found in our daily diet.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it doesn't: Water in it good for stone prevention.
A 42-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.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
No.: Kidney stones are made up of different types of materials. The most common is calcium oxalate, but other forms exist. In persons who are susceptible, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
No effect: Won't change the stones but if it makes you feel better it should be ok as long as you are careful not to cause any skin injury.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Prescientific: There was a 1994 article from an obscure institution that makes no sense physiologically. The article's claim that this controls the excretion of oxal ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Kidney stones: Water helps prevent kidney stones.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No : There's no data on cranberry pomegranate juice effects for kidney disease. In fact, in late stage kidney disease, it can be harmful. If you have diabe ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
For taste: Eat it if you like it. Do not expect it to treat gallstone or acidity.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Helps uti: The acidification of urine acts as a preventive for recurrent urinary tract infections. Use cranberry juice not blend which contains sugar. Another UT ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: Unfortunately, if it was helpful, you would have to essentially subsist on the supplement, to keep your urine ph alkaline...Which is far more likely t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolff
37 years experience General Practice
Beer and stones: The water in beer is good but te alcohol has no benefit. It is better to drink plain water to prevent kidney stones.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
51 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possibly: Apple juice is a reasonable liquid to take as part of a regular program to maintain hydration. However, there is nothing special in apple juice know ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No effect: Lemon juice is neither good nor bad. It should have no specific effect (positive or negative) for your gallbladder.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Tucker
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It may help with pain and inflammation while passing a stone. It will not treat the infection.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Antibiotics: If doing all of the above fails, then antibiotics are warranted to prevent the infection from getting worse and spreading to the kidneys or blood stre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the type of stones, but drinking lots of water is always the first step.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
No..., but...: Kidney stones usually cause no pain as long as not moving. If moving and causing local tissue irritation and urine flow blockage, its related pain can ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cranberry OK.: It has some mild benefit in preventing urinary tract infection. Since you are a male it is probably a wast of your time and money in addition to being ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Cant tell: This is decided after a complete clinical exam and depends what kind of kidney problem is involved/.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Apple juice?: Apple juice (a) does nothing to cure a patient of any kidney disease. A has a much lower content of potassium (p) than most other fruits juices. Patie ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
No: See a urologist for appropriate workup and treatment.

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