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Dissolve Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones
Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.
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
Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.
Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more
Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more
How do I manage calcium oxalate kidney stones. Had been diagnosed with oxaluria 0.93 mmol/1.73m2/24h?
Stones: Current Ca-oxylate renal stones cannot be dissolved but may be successfully treated with shockwave lithotripsy. Prevention of future stone formation should be guided by a urologist (or nephrologist possibly). The cornerstone of prevention is hydration to the point of producing 2 liters of urine daily. This, you can start on your own. ...Read more
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 won't help. ...Read more
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
Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have calcium oxalate kidney stones and I am very skinny. Which weight gain supplement is good for me?
Citrate, Diet: Potassium citrate (brand name Urocit-K) but you should be monitored for dose & pot. In bld. 4 ounces lemon juice mixed with 2 liters water. Sip on lemon juice but do not add too much sugar. Citrate in the urine lowers chance of oxalate stone. Low oxalate diet. Look up food high in oxalate and avoid them as much as possible. If your urine is dark yellow, you are not drinking enough fluids. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet for Ca 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; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine - you can do it. ...Read more
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
My urine test shows calcium oxalate (+). Do I have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?
Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate.
Visit this page to know about oxalate content in food.
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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?
85% of US stones: The majority of kidney stones in United States or of calcium oxalate composition. Contrary to popular belief, intake of dietary calcium has little to do with the rate of formation. In fact, restricting calcium in one's diet may increase the rate of formation. One should strive to drink enough fluid to make 2 l of urine per day. Restricting hi oxalate containing foods is also helpful. ...Read more
Stones: You should avoid oxalate rich foods such as spinach, black tea, nuts, etc, you can find list online, however more importantly you should increase your intake of citrate rich foods (lemonade). However more importantly you should increase your water intake to at least 2 l a day, also this might sound contra intuitive but you should increase your dietary calcium intake (milk and milk pyoducts). ...Read more
I have 4mm kidney stone. Report says calcium oxalate content is little high. Still my doc prescribed Vitamin C. is Vitamin C advisable in this situati?
Stone: Recommend 2nd option with me so we can figure out best plan. ...Read more
11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do I most likely develop kidney stones?
What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys? Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet
Oxalate: Although 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 (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more
If eating a meal high in oxalates, should I take calcium citrate supplement to minimize a kidney stone from forming?
I have calcium oxalate stones in my two kidneys and I have pkd, autosomal recessive kidney disease, please advice what type of food I should eat!
Oxalate stones: Studies show high intake of lemon citrate is essential. High intake of magnesium and potassium is essential. Low intake of salt and animal protein is essential. Take 5 teaspoons of ReaLemon extract per day. Eat tropical fruits such as mango, melons, kiwi, tomato. Drink 3-4 quarts fluid per day. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more
I have +2 calcium oxalate in my urine and ph of my urine is 5. but my ultrasound report found no stones in kidney or bladder. Is it mean I m normal?
Findings....average NORMAL pH
NOT TO WORRY. .... in general it's a good idea to drink a lot of fluids in any case!
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I get 2 to 3 kidney stones a months, what can I do? Urologist put me on uriocet k (sp) but still have the problems. The ly are calcium oxylate
Drink: You have to drink major amounts of water, avoid pop, juices. ...Read more
What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate, but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream, yogurt, cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.
Oxalate is the key: Oxalate is the nidus that allows calcium to form on it. Oxalate often increases specifically if you don't have ENOUGH calcium in your diet. Work on a low oxalate diet but more importantly - Go to A4M.com and use the member locator button to find an anti-aging doc in your area to evaluate you metabolically and get this fixed or you'll become a "stone factory" and suffer over a lifetime. Get healthy ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. You would just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. A 15mm stone isn't going anywhere, and if it decides to try to leave you it's going to get stuck. You need a Urologist. ...Read more
Sir, can I take protein diet like egg, chicken? I had a calcium oxalate stone but not now. Will protein diet harmful for kidney or cause a stone?
Stones and protein: In general, high protein diets are not great for people who make kidney stones. There are many reasons for this. A normal protein diet is most beneficial. However, everyone is diferent, and you may benefit from specific tests that your urologist can perform that may allow him/her to more specifically tailor a diet that will maximize your health and minimize your risk of more stones. ...Read more
Microscopic hematuria and back pain, in kidney area. Slightly elevated calcium oxalate level. Urologist or Nephrologist? Which type Dr should I see?
See urologist first:
Let a urologist complete the evaluation for current concern - microhematuria and backache although you may ask the doc initiating the above check-up for you. However, to get the things done right for the obove has not to be difficult if following instructions described in
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See below: A specialized laboratory can analyse the stone. ...Read more
Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: 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; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more
The calcium content of the urine is more dependent on sodium and protein intake than calcium. People with calcium stones should be on a low salt diet and moderate protein restriction.
On the other hand you can overdose yourself with calcium and vitamin d to the point of causing not just stones but acute kidney damage. ...Read more
^Na, malabsorption,: A high sodium, or na intake, and hypercalcemia, a malabsorption syndrome (s) where calcium is bound in the intestinal tract, and high uric acid in blood and urine all help form stones, specifically calcium oxalate stones. They cause a high concentration of calcium and/or oxalate in the urine and make formation of stones more likely. High oxalate may do it, but not likely if above are abscent. ...Read more
Relatively safe: The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of binding oxalate in the gut which is a beneficial effect. If using calcium citrate, need your doc to evaluate your 24 hour calcium excretion in urine to ascertain that the total calcium excretion in urine is not elevated. ...Read more
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