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Almond Milk And Kidney Stones
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Yes it is: More important is to drink pleny of water ; consume as little salt as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
If I've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!
Be careful: Almonds have oxalate; tea has oxalate; Calcium oxalate is most common stone; reasons include: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; so, minimize ...Read more
My step dad has been told he. Cant have nuts because they contribute to his kidney stones. Can he have almonds?
Depends: Even people who have had a 24 hour urine study for stones that show high oxalate can have nuts occasionally. The key to a low oxalate diet is to be aware of the items that are high in oxalate and not to overindulge. If he hasn't had a 24 hour urine study, he could mainly focus on increasing his water intake (80-100 oz/day), limit salt (sodium) < 1500 mg/day and go easy on animal proteins. ...Read more
No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more
Is eating 2 much pecans & almonds an invitation to having kidney stones? R they good for diabetic?
Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones.
Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...Read more
Not the key: Following a kidney stone that contains calcium, you may be advised to limit / restrict all kinds of things that main contain calcium, phosphate or whatever. This probably has more to do with physicians protecting themselves from possible liability, and this is not the key to preventing stones -- staying very well-hydrated is far more important. Talk with your physician about this. ...Read more
Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?
Here are some. ..: Without systemic evaluation, specific advice could not be provided. But for most cases, maintaining daily urine output >2500cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% are the decent and doable and effective advice, but requiring patient's persistence to translate the concept into practice with real actions. More? Ask urologist for detail timely. ...Read more
Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for primer despite of I once had kidney stone problem?
Sure: This has nothing to do with kidney stones. Most stones are calcium-based and even then, the problem usually isn't so much excess calcium as insufficient water intake. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars -- today this is 100% preventable. Truth be told, my hope is that as you approach adulthood, you have greater access to and a better relationship with a personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
My kidney stone is of 18 mm....and it happen when I take whey protein two tym, calcium tablets, and milk two tym. ....how cn I knew how it happen. .
Here are some. ..: The key reason for forming urinary stone is personal inherent kidney inability to make urine good enough to prevent forming crystals/stones due to lacking stone inhibitor activity such as citrate, magnesium, certain proteins, etc. And adding calcium, etc. Beyond your kidney can handle will lead to stone formation, just like someone with inborn weak abdominal wall prone to develop hernia with... ...Read more
What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate, but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream, yogurt, cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.
Oxalate is the key: Oxalate is the nidus that allows calcium to form on it. Oxalate often increases specifically if you don't have ENOUGH calcium in your diet. Work on a low oxalate diet but more importantly - Go to A4M.com and use the member locator button to find an anti-aging doc in your area to evaluate you metabolically and get this fixed or you'll become a "stone factory" and suffer over a lifetime. Get healthy ...Read more
My wife is diagnosed with kidney stones so after medication milk from breasts is not coming. I have a 4 month old baby. Please suggest fr breast milk?
Pump or nursing?: Check with the prescribing MD to see if medication can be the cause. At four months many women's breasts reduce in size but still produce adequate milk. PUMPS use vacuum pressure to get milk out and in some it can become less and less effective. The baby nursing works the nipples differently and they can usually work the milk down. Good urine output indicates baby is getting the milk. No? See MD ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more
A metabolic work-up: The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read more
Yeah, that's big.: A stone up to 5mm in size will predictably pass, with variable degrees of pain. A 12mm stone is going to get stuck if it decides to move out of the kidney. You should get that stone managed before it starts to move. ...Read more
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 hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more
Pain: Depends. Sometimes are symptom free for years but if they start to move from kidney down the ureter people can experience intense pain that can come and go but usually some degree of continuous pain. As the stone move down toward the bladder the pain may change from the midback area moving down toward the bladder. People say this is one of the worst pains. Go to er or see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Depends on site: If the stone is in the ureter (kidney to bladder tube), there is something call "peristalsis", which helps move things along. That would mean a periodicity to the pain: every few minutes. However, if the stone is in the kidney, and blocking the exit, it may be a constant pain; if it is in the urethra (exiting), it may be excrutiating and constant! ...Read more
ESWL, fluids, etc.: Whatever can dissolve or break down the stone is used to remove it. For example, eawl or extracorporial shock wave lithotripsy use shock waves to break up the stone from outside the body. Meanwhile patients are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to hopefully pass the stone on the urine. If these and other things fail then surgery might be done, as a last option. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Medical "expulsive therapy" involves using one or more medications (tamsulisin, ketorolac etc) to dilate and/or relax the ureter, in conjunction with pain control and vigorous oral hydration. The success rate of this approach depends on the size of the stone, your particular ureteral anatomy and your willingness to endure some discomfort in the process. ...Read more
Flank pain & colic.: Passing a kidney stone is usually painful, and his been famously compared to childbirth. There is commonly flank pain radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, is may pass without much difficulty. ...Read more
No: This is too large to pass. In general, stones less than 5 mm in size should be given an opportunity to pass. Patients can be advised that stones less than 4 mm in size generally pass within one to two weeks. A 7.5 mm stone should be referred to a urologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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