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Can tea really give you kidney stones?

Can tea really give you kidney stones?

Evidence is scanty: The pop idea is that iced tea is loaded with oxalate the causes stones. Some foods (famously rhubarb) have very high levels & do seem linked with stones. I searched the nih database for the past two decades and found one uncontrolled study in an obscure eastern european journal, two finding green tea drinkers have fewer kidney stones & couldn't find the hyped 2012 "loyola" study. ...Read more

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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


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Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much orange juice give you pimples?

Can drinking too much orange juice give you pimples?

It might: Some dermatologists advise their acne patients to stay away from acidic citric juices, and others feel that the high sugar content may also make acne worse. If you are going to drink orange juice, you might be better with getting oranges and squeezing them yourself, since it is less acidic and doesn't have all the added sugar or sweetners as well as pasteurization. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water give you bad gas?

Can drinking too much water give you bad gas?

Not that I know of: have not had patients complain about this, can't find any cases of it being reported, and it wouldn't make any sense to me. Water is basically completely absorbed from the upper part of the small intestine. ...Read more

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Can too much green tea hurt your kidneys?

Can too much green tea hurt your kidneys?

Green Tea?: Not aware of renal problems but is can cause diuresis. Overdose of green tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness ; even death. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of monster energy drink cause you to have kidney stones?

Does drinking a lot of monster energy drink cause you to have kidney stones?

Like other soda: So called monster energy drinks have more caffeine but are not likely to cause kidney stones more that other sodas. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, ........ The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard that drinking too much cocacola causes kidney stones?

What to do if i heard that drinking too much cocacola causes kidney stones?

Theoretically: Coca cola has phosphoric acid. This could theoretically cause the phosphorus and the acidity level in the urine to increase, both of which are risk factors for certain kinds of kidney stones. Some studies have looked at it as well: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10092157. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more

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Can u get thrush from drinking too much beer?

Can u get thrush from drinking too much beer?

Thrush: Thrush usually comes on after antibiotic usage. It can also be seen in high-carbohydrate diets, but i can't say that beer drinking causes thrush. If it did, i would expect college towns to be infested with thrush. ...Read more

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If you have kidney problems and drink too much water what can happen?

If you have kidney problems and drink too much water what can happen?

Water kidney problem: If you have severe chronic kidney disease and you drink too much water, fluid retention may occur due to the diseased kidneys not excreting enough water. Loop diuretics may then be needed to help eliminate the excess water. ...Read more

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Can I get water toxicity from drinking too much orange juice in an hour?

Can I get water toxicity from drinking too much orange juice in an hour?

You can get: too much sugar into your system if you drink excessive amounts of orange juice, especially if it is canned, not fresh. You can also get excessive acid. Like most things in life, use it in moderation. Bottled juices generally are high in sugar although people often think they are good for us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause ones kidneys to shut down?

Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too. ...Read more

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Can u get thrush drinking too much beer?

Not generally: But heavy drinking, espeically large amounts of beer, result in obesity, and obesity results in diabetes, and diabetes does result in thrust. Your level of drinking is clearly dangerous to your health, and clearly you are already concerned. I would be equally concerned with the other health problems associated with drinking, and get help in stopping your alcohol use, as well as losing weight. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

Probably not, but...: The key cause for kidney stones is its related genetic factor, which could not be measured. If dietary supplements may contribute to urinary stone formation, the answer is yes or no; for those with high genetic factor, it may; otherwise, no. Remember, always consume in moderation. For better health, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html & those in other categories. ...Read more

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Drinking too much water will cause problems with potassium?

Drinking too much water will cause problems with potassium?

See below: There should no need to drink too much water, drink if you are thirsty your body can conserve pottassium, and should not be low, unless you are taking diuretics/medications .Or have other medical causes to lower pottassium levels. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more