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Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

NOT OKAY!!!: I don't think drinking soft drinks is ok for anyone! they have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup) and if "diet" forms then have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic. Anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! and yes, the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. See http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?

Calcium: It may seem strange to take calcium to help prevent kidney stone, but this can be one of the beneficial measures to take to prevent stones. Most kidney stones are calcium oxylate. If you take oral calcium, the calcium binds with oxylate in the GI tract and is eliminated through the intestine. Oxylate that is not bound in the GI tract enters the blood stream and can end up in the kidney. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

No: Acid reflux is acid from stomach(the organ not the "tummy").Has nothing to do with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

Uric acid stones: Allopurinol and febuxostat are used; side effects include rash, allergy, liver irritation. Work on diet: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this dilutes uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using egg white and fish for protein ...Read more

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Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Yes you can.: You certainly can, especially if you want to throw your money away. These products are expensive and a simple low carbohydrate diet and exercising will be much more effective. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesnt know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat ?

My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesnt know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat ?

Water: The most important thing is to drink plenty of water and lemonade throughout the day (more than 2.5-3 liters), maintain a low salt and a balanced diet. Cutting down animal protein also can help. Next time he passes a stone, make sure he tries to retrieve it to get it analyzed. A 24 hour urine collection for a stone panel also may help identify some of the problems. ...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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Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

See below: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid), the only urease inhibitor available for urea-splitting urinary infections in association with struvite stones, is available again at pharmacies nationwide, according to the drug's marketer, mission pharmacal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. can anyone help?

What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. can anyone help?

Stone prevention: Citrate is the essential ingredient to prevent kidney stones. Sodium or potassium citrate is typically used for children, but is available only by prescription as polycitra or citrapH. Using lemon extract can work just as well. A child can take three tablespoons per day, added to any beverage. Knowing why stones form in your child is essential. Then targeted therapy can be added. ...Read more

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


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