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Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Sure: Eat what you like unless your nephrologist tells you specifically otherwise. Drink plenty of water and comply with instructions depending on your type of stone. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Is banana bad if you have kidney stones?

Is banana bad if you have kidney stones?

No: Bananas are an excellent source of fiber and potassium. Keep well hydrated ...Read more

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Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

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 oxalic acid and thus oxalate stones hasn't been reproduced so far as i can tell, but has grown into the preposterous tale that the juice dissolves kidney stones -- if this were true, urologists would use it on themselves. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have caffeine if I have kidney stones?

Is it okay to have caffeine if I have kidney stones?

Caffeine and stones: Caffeine can promote urine flow - it can dehydrate - so, caffeine itself is not a negative influence as long as your keep overall fluid intake above 3-4 liters per day ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have kidney stones, is it bad to drink ginger ale?

Can you tell me if I have kidney stones, is it bad to drink ginger ale?

What are your sympto: We can not tell you if you have kidney stones without knowing your symptoms and what makes you think you may have kidney stones kidney stones present with pain in back in area of kidney radiating down to groin, associated with painful urination and blood in the urine if you have these symptoms go to er, they will examine you and do urine test and cat scan/ultrasound imaging to diagnose if you have s. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones embedded in the meat oft kidney . Is this something serious ?

I have kidney stones embedded in the meat oft kidney . Is this something serious ?

Can be: Kidney stones predispose one to kidney infections. The stone may dislodge and cause obstruction to the flow of urine and may cause intense pain. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones ?

Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: 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; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones but they are non-obstructive. What should I do to avoid any operation?

Nephrologist: Speak to a nephrologist. Among the general recommendations for kidney stones is to always drink a lot of water and avoid situations that result in concentrating the urine (anything that "dries" you out). ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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