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Can I Take Balsamic Vinegar For Kidney Stones
Can cranberry juice irritate my gastritis I have kidney stones they told me to drink this to help with the stone?
Absolutely!: There may be many stomach irritants: citrus, tomato, peppermint, spices, chocolate, splenda, etc. You have a double-whammy because you need to acidify your urine (hopefully a recommendation based on analysis of a stone your submitted!). If this is the case, find other compounds that may help your kidney stone condition. If you haven't caught a stone for analysis, then don't just go on a whim! ...Read more
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
Does not help: Despite what is portrayed on numerous naturopathic sites on the Internet, apple cider vinegar has no effect on gallstones. I would not recommend it. If you have known gallstones, see your doctor if you have any pain in the right upper side of your abdomen. Otherwise, no further therapy is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Drink lots of water: That is the home remedy for passing kidney stones. ...Read more
My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. How can I prevent them now?
Ask her Dr.: Please ask her doctor. There may be another medication that may help, but it depends on what is causing the kidney stones. ...Read more
Antibiotic: If it's truly a UTI and especially since you're male, you need antibiotics. No home remedy will cure it. ...Read more
What can you take for gas/bloating/upset stomach that doesn't have a lot of sodium like an antacid (alka seltzer etc) for those w/ kidney disease?
can i take protein diet like egg, chicken? I had a calcium oxalate stone but not now. Will protein diet harmful for kidney or cause a stone?
Stones and protein: In general, high protein diets are not great for people who make kidney stones. There are many reasons for this. A normal protein diet is most beneficial. However, everyone is diferent, and you may benefit from specific tests that your urologist can perform that may allow him/her to more specifically tailor a diet that will maximize your health and minimize your risk of more stones. ...Read more
Reflux Rx: 53 F with past surgery for reFLUX GERD with fatty liver and kidney stone asks what reflux medicine ca. I take. The and safest Rx is to put the head of your bed up on 8 inch blocks which you can get in bed and bath or diy stores. Try this or a week more and may not need meds. If not recommended before should maybe see a real GI DR. ...Read more
Is vinegar the same as alcohol? If I can't drink due to medication interactions and health reasons, can I have apple cider vinegar safely?
Has no alcohol, safe: Vinegar does not contain alcohol. It has acetic acid, a very different chemical. It is very safe though should be diluted before consuming. There are no proven drug interactions; some sites say large amounts might interact with digoxin, insulin and diuretics because it can lower potassium, but it contains potassium so I doubt that. For info on proven benefits see http://tinyurl.com/joe2kht ...Read more
Yes: Potassium citrate is a useful drug for prevention of many, if not most types of stone formation. Though there may be different metabolic defects in different people who form calcium oxalate stones, k-citrate has been shown to improve urinary citrate excretion and thus binding of urinary calcium. In addition, increased urine ph can help reduce uric acid stone formation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from kidney stones. Besides drinking orange juice, how can I help prevent them during my next pregnancy?
Prevention: You can lower your risk by modifying a few behaviors, although extensive research is limited. Drinking coffee, eating vegetable and nut proteins, consuming poly/mono unsaturated fats, vitamin C and "statin" use have all been associated with decreased incidence. I have not seen lysine as a risk factor for gallstones, but it may help with anxiety. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. Can anyone help?
Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) is still: Available from the resources that i can see. It is used to prevent struvate from causing kidney stones. I don't know why you can no longer get it. It seems to be available at all pharmacies. Check on www.Goodrx.Com. For discounts or coupons that are available at all pharmacies in the major chains. Also talk to the doctor that prescribes for ideas and look at www.Needymeds.Org where there is a pap. ...Read more
I am prone to kidney stones, infections and bladder infections. To prevent these things how much pure cranberry juice should I drink a day?
Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice and tablets have been recommended for uti's. It may or may not help. It is not recommended for kidney stones. For those two conditions the important thing is to maintain hydration, increase your water intake to keep your urine clear color. How much you drink depends on your size and metabolism. Empty your bladder frequently specially after intercourse, avoid vaginal infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ureteral stone: The size of the stone does not correlate well to the intensity of the pain. The nearly unbearable pain of "ureteral colic" is from spasm of the muscular ureter. Although 50% probability to pass on its own within a few days, a 5-6mm stone sometimes will get stuck and fail to progress. Usually after 5 days, i recommend having the stone extracted with a ureteroscope as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No : There is no evidence that lemon juice dissolve kidney stones. ...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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