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Carbonate Apatite Kidney Stone
How are carbonate apatite kidney stones treated? And is a metabollic evaluation suggested? I have 6 stones largest is 4 mm
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
I have 100% carbonate apatite kidney stones. Are these stones diet related or from an infection? I cannot find a lot of info on this type of stone.
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I'm prone to utis and kidney stone the doc doesn't have much information for me. He says it's a rare stone "carbonate apatite" help me!
Can too much Gaviscon and Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones? Had a kidney stone 9 yrs ago and fear getting another one.
Need full evaluation: This includes 24 hr urine test for calcium, creatinine & citrate. Drink lots of water including glass or 2 before bed so you get up at night to urinate and drink another glass at that time. Reduce salt intake & avoid stay foods as much as poss. Reduce red meat intake. Daily, low caorie citrus drink worthwhile. May require daily hydrochlorthiazide if calcium excretion is > 4mg/kg/24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.
Which is better for bone health: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Specifically, which one has a higher chance of causing kidney stones?
Calcium: Both of these will supply calcium to your body and kidneys. Calcium citrate is better absorbed than Calcium Carbonate. Calcium citrate supplies citrate, which is helpful, but the amount is very small. Carbonate is not well absorbed so will not affect urine pH. The total mg of calcium matters as well as how much fluid you drink per day and other diet content. Avoid salt, meats, and drink 4 L/day ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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