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What causes kidney stone ?

What causes kidney stone ?

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

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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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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Most just happen: Known causes are not drinking plenty of water, too much milk / antacids (rare), kidney infections (proteus bacteria), vitamin d abuse, some genetic tendencies to absorb too much calcium, and more. Your physician will check you for gout, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

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

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-mads00282/kidney-stones?q=kidney+stones+causes&qpvt=kidney+stones+causes#causes. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?

No well known cause.: Kidney stones are hard crystals made of minerals and acidic salt. If prone to have kidney stones, change your life style and dietary habits. Consume enough water for body hydration, limit products that contain oxalate such as, chocolate, black tea, soy cheese, sesame seeds, wheat bran, figs,and blueberry etc. Increase magnesium citrate like brown rice, bananas and avocados etc. Exercise regularly ...Read more

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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more

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Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

No: If you are using glucosamine/chondroitin as a dietary supplement to manage osteoarthritis symptoms, its use is controversial; and there is no proven clinical benefit. Therefore, i would not advise using it, even though there are few risks associated with its use. ...Read more

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Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Can excess calcium cause kidney stone?

Yes and no: Most kidney stones are due to calcium stones. For that reason, taking too much calcium increases your risk of a kidney stone. However, we cannot predict if someone will get a stone. Some people with higher calcium levels will not get stones while somebody with lower calcium levels can get stones, so it is hard to say if excess calcium will cause a kidney stone. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

Depends what type: Most common cause of stone formation is lack of adequate hydration. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common and can be prevented by diet low in oxalate believev it or not low calcium diet can cause stones too a metabolic work up if you have a history of stones will help. Second most common are uric acid stones. Alkaline urine by increasing urine ph or decrease in high protein diet helps. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones to form and who gets them?

What causes kidney stones to form and who gets them?

Very serious: There are different causes and different treatments. If you've had 2 episodes, you need a full workup. This done by an urologist or endocrinologist. Kidney stones are horrible and must be taken seriously, but the usual procedure is a w/u on the 2nd round. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that tomotoes cause kidney stones?

Is it really the case that tomotoes cause kidney stones?

Sometimes: The nyu langone medical center recommends limiting your intake of tomatoes and avoiding tomato paste if you suffer from stones read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/496960-what-are-dangers-of-eating-tomatoes/#ixzz2qdui4yqp. ...Read more

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What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

Kidney stones: There are several types of kidney stones so to a large degree the causative dietary items depend on composition. Most stones are calcium oxylate. Calcium intake is mot really the culprit. Oxylic acid often is though. There is likely a genetic predisposition for many, if not most, stone formers. Drinking enough fluid to make 2 liters of urine per day is the cornerstone of prevention for most. ...Read more

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Help please! could chiropractics cause kidney stone to move?

Help please! could chiropractics cause kidney stone to move?

No: Chiropractic manipulation should have no bearing on kidney stones. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones to grow? How big do they have to be before they become a concern?

What causes kidney stones to grow? How big do they have to be before they become a concern?

Kidney stone growth: Once a stone forms in the kidney, it tends to grow by laying down of crystals on the existing small stone. This process tends to happen quicker than the inital stone formation. Crystals are less likely to form in dilute urine. When a stone is 2-3 mm or greater, they can cause significant pain when passing. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones ? Is it in the genes or diet

What causes kidney stones ?  Is it in the genes or diet

Both : All diseases are caused by genetic predispositions superimposed on environmental exposures. In other words both nature & nurture are responsible for your stones. Stop drinking soda & caffeinated beverages. Drink only water. Caffeine leads to urinary loss of minerals like calcium which then crystallizes and forms a "stone. ...Read more

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I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

Yup: Tomato seeds attract artheritis antigen, also one time tomatoes were banned in parties saying kidney stone i think acidity has some thing to do with it. ...Read more

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Can tea cause kidney stones?

Can tea cause kidney stones?

No it doesn't: Water in it good for stone prevention. ...Read more

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Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Yes it can: Ephedra can cause kidney stones. So you should not take it if you have had 2 episodes. ...Read more

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Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones. ...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