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Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain? If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain?  If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Gravel in urine: Yes - irritates bladder; To DO: Avoid dehydration; Follow this Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ daily to reduce Ca in urine ...Read more

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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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Is there any food to help break calcium oxalate dihydrate kidney stones?

2.5 litres of fluids: Most important is to drink 2.5 litres of fluids daily, avoid high doses of vitc, restrict foods containig oxalate, increses calcium and less than 2 grms of sodium daily and in case of recurrent stones restrict amount of proteins. ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Watch hydration level carefully
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If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?

If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?

It depends: There are several causes for calcium oxalate stones. If the problem is due to high calcium in your urine, about 50% of the time, limiting calcium intake will have an effect. If you have renal leak hypercalcuria, then diet changes won't help but thiazide medications will. Some people have hyper parathyroid disease and diet changes wont help. ...Read more

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How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxalate stones are best managed with low dose hydrochlorothiazide, which reduces calcium excretion plus high intake of citrate daily. Citrate can be prescribed as Bicitra or can be supplemented with Lemonade and or ReaLemon Extract daily. Diet must be low salt, low protein, high fruit and vegetable, low oxalate, and high citrate. Four liters of fluid per day is also essential. ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Follow a kidney diet
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Eat only low-phosphate foods
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What's to be done to prevent recurrent kidney stones (calcium oxalate)?

What's to be done to prevent recurrent kidney stones (calcium oxalate)?

Urine analysis: Most people who have passed on stone will pass another stone in their lifetime. If the stones are of a certain type (calcium oxalate), certain changes in behavior or medicines can be helpful. In all cases, the focus should be producing large amounts of dilute urine by drinking water (at least two liters). This makes it less likely for small stones (gravel) to form into bigger stones. ...Read more

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Baking soda: Baking soda will mute formation of uric acid stones but may enhance formation of calcium oxalate stones; To minimize oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; ...Read more

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Do not miss dialysis sessions
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Eat low phosphorus foods
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Eat low potassium diet
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What do you advise if i had calcium oxalate kidney stones and i would like to have a diet guide sent on preventing them from reoccur?

What do you advise if i had calcium oxalate kidney stones and i would like to have a diet guide sent on preventing them from reoccur?

Calcium oxalate: Calcium oxalate is most common among adults; reasons include: 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; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day. ...Read more

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