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Chakra Balancing Stones
Likely not : There is limited data for role of vitamin b50 in prevention of kidney stones. Modification and addition of certain dietary supplements and vitamins to the diet may increase or decrease the risk of kidney stones. There are various forms of kidney stones (oxalate, calcium, uric acid, etc.). Some of the products in b50 may be helpful in reducing kidney stones, but not at the levels contained in b50. ...Read more
Yes.: There is evidence that medications called alpha-blockers (terazosin, tamsulosin) can relax the urinary tract musculature and aid in passing a urinary stone. This is sometimes called medical expulsive therapy. This is usually only useful in smaller, less than 8mm stones. Steroids have been used in the past, but no evidence supports their efficacy. ...Read more
Wait and see.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation , doing nothing is safest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of ways: It depends on the stones that you are having. Stones can occur because of problems metabolizing uric acid, chronic kidney infection, not drinking enough fluids, underlying kidney disease, diet, and medications. Analyzing the stone narrows down the possibilities considerably. ...Read more
Indirect : The adrenal gland makes hormones that effect the BP and the kidneys handling of fluids and potassium. But doesn't effect the kidney function directly. Any change in BP that is significant can effect the kidney either lower or higher. So thought the adrenals sit on top of the kidney it doesn't control the GFR. ...Read more
Can regular icsc improve the bladder function even partially ? Is electrical stimulation of sacral nerves restore the bladder function
2nd time kidney stones w/in 10mos. 1x: 3mm-stuck in l distal ureter & 6mm-l kidney. 2x: 5mm & 2mm-l kidney & 5mm-r kidney. Do i get lithotripsy again?
Possibly: Lithotripsy's results depend on the size and location of the stones along the urinary tract. However, equally importantly, you need to be investigated to figure out why you are having recurrent stones, and take appropriate measures like increased water intake (and, possibly other medications) that should reduce your risk of future stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)
Drinking alkaline water help in controlling diabetes, retinopathy, pyelonephritis, UTI and calcification of arteries, is this true?
Alkaline water.: If you are the patient with those problems, you have serious issues. You need to see a physician(s) to deal with them to offer you treatment strategies other than alkaline water, which is not the preferred therapy for any one of the conditions you mentioned in your question. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had 4 laser surgeries & 2 parathyroid (found nothing wrong w/parathyroid either time) and I produce kidney stones non stop in both kidneys..Wh?
No: Binaural beats have been studied for decades by neurophysiologists for clues to how the brain processes sensory input. Studies I've seen suggest that they MAY elicit transient alterations in some aspects of mood or cognition. I've seen NOTHING to substantiate the ludicrous claims made by the binaural-beat lunatic fringe on YouTube etc., whose enthusiasm far outstrips their understanding. ...Read more
Unlikely: I haven't seen any data showing this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet - kidney stones: Soy can contribute. Soy contains oxalate, which binds with calcium to form stones. Minimize oxalate-beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green. Also: eat low salt, Less than 4 oz meats, high fruit, high veg, 4 liters fluid, 5 tblspns ReaLemon extract, 2 cups Orange J, modest calcium per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complete duplex collecting system found at 21yrs old w/ severe ureter swelling &build up of ureteral stones. Risks of ureteral reimplantation surgery?
How to treat (by means of consuming natural products or herbs) acne caused by imbalanced hormones ? ( a: 21 g: male)
Get real Rx, man: Forgive my frankness. Being a twenty-year-old man is difficult enough without acne. If somebody has told you "natural is better" & this is why you still have acne, you have my sympathy & you should be angry. Benzoyl peroxide, prescribed rx's like retinoic acid derivative, topical / systemic antibiotics & dermatologist's strong rx's can manage all acne nowadays. Get yourself treated effectively. ...Read more