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Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

No: Lemon juice and lemonade are recommended for prevention of kidney stones. Lemonade increases urinary citrate levels. Citrate helps block the formation of certain kinds of calcium-based kidney stones. ...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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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

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

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

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Does lime juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones?

Does lime juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones?

Depends: There are four major types of kidney stones and once you have a stone the chances of getting another one are 50%. Once the stone is passed, drinking lime juice can help reduce the risk and help if you have calcium stones according to the journal of endourology. See your eurologist. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice take away gall bladder stones?

Can cranberry juice take away gall bladder stones?

No: There are certain medications (bile salt resins) that have been used to dissolve retained common bile duct stones and gallstones(if <3) (cholesterol type) in the past, however stones would reoccur when the meds were stopped.Cranberry juice should not have any effect. Surgery(laparoscopic) is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Does barley water help with kidney stones?

Does barley water help with kidney stones?

It may, but the idea: Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Will baking soda and lemon juice interfere with the bladder?

Will baking soda and lemon juice interfere with the bladder?

OK in moderation: Baking soda can make urine less acidic in other words more alkaline ; should not interfere with anything. Lemon juice is usually ok, it makes urine more acid and might give u urge to urinate more frequently or even sting slightly on urination. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

Depends: There are multiple types of stones, some form in acid pH others in alkaline pH. You may consult this site for dietary advice about kidney stones. www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov. In general drinking more water will help in preventing stones. ...Read more

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Can baking soda cause kidney stones?

Can baking soda cause kidney stones?

Yes: If you eat enough baking soda so that your urine becomes too alkaline (i.e., high urine ph), you increase the risk of calcium phosphate kidney stones (although you decrease the risk of uric acid kidney stones). ...Read more

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I suffering with multiple kidneys Stones. Can I drink Grape juice. Some people saying grapefruit juice that have high oxalate levels?

I suffering with multiple kidneys Stones. Can I drink Grape juice. Some people saying grapefruit juice that have high oxalate levels?

See below: It is true that "some" studies have shown an increased risk of forming kidney stones with grapefruit juice though exact mechanism unclear. ??related to higher oxalate content. General guidelines for stone prevention include moderate protein intake, low sodium/salt, low oxalate, high citrate, normal calcium, and drinking enough clear liquids to generate 70-80 oz of urine per 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Does beet juice get rid of kidney stones?

Does beet juice get rid of kidney stones?

No: Beets contain oxalates, which can increase the risk of kidney stones. Therefore, beets should not be eaten in large quantities by anyone with a history of kidney stones or kidney disease. Eating beets can also cause urine to turn red temporarily which can look frightening, but isn’t a cause for alarm. ...Read more

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Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Could 7mm kidney stone pass with meds and tons of water/lemonade w/o laser treatment/lithotripsy?

Probably not.: Most stones 5mm or smaller will pass. A 7mm stone could pass, but may well not pass on its own. If you have flank pain, you may have an obstructed ureter and need to have the stone removed so you don't develop kidney damage or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...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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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

Here are some ...: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...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)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more