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

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

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

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 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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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

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

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Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Omega 3: Omega 3 is excellent — it will not affect stones but will improve vascular health: Diet matters; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day — this may enhance uric acid excretion — and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white; ...Read more

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It possible for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be (uric acid)?

It possible for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be (uric acid)?

Uric acid stones: Yes, this is possible: Uric acid stones are not very radio-opaque — so plain XRAY miss them; so might CT, unless contrast is used. Ultrasound will not miss them, unless small — less than 5 mm ...Read more

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I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more

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I have stone in both left and right kidney uric acid allso high?

I have stone in both left and right kidney uric acid allso high?

See details: Then you start Allopurinol at a dose to lower your serum uric acid below 6 mg/dl and you have a urologist determine what treatment if any needs to be directed at the stones. ...Read more

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I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

Less likely to pass: Kidney stones of 5 mm or less will pass easily with fluids. Stones 15mm or more will require shock waves to brake it down in order to pass. Your kidney stone could pass with excessive fluids 4 liters plus tamsulosin & reduce protein intake. If it does not pass, urologist could help take it out ...Read more

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Would uric acid stones show up necessarily in bloodwork? Or more so in urinalysis. My grandfather died of urea poisoning from kidneys. Very scared

Uric Acid: The stones would not be picked up in the blood, but the uric acid is easily tested. Your physician can easily request this from the lab or may have already tested you. ...Read more

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Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder?  What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Not by itself : An enlarged gallbladder by itself is not necessarily concerning unless associated with intermittent bouts of cholecystitis. High uric acid levels may be associated with gout. ...Read more

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Urea 15.68 mg/dl, creatinine 1.02 mg/dl, uric acid 6.25 mg/dl, do I have kidney issues?

Urea 15.68 mg/dl, creatinine 1.02 mg/dl, uric acid 6.25 mg/dl, do I have kidney issues?

Normal: Your values appear to be within the normal range for a 26-year-old male of average size (weight and height). Talk to your doctor for a thorough interpretation of these values, which she/he must have ordered for a reason. Be sure to let him/her know of any concerns you may have about your renal health so he/she can investigate further. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT,LFT,CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level?

I have tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT,LFT,CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level?

See details: I assume you are talking about small kidney stones. Your uric acid level is too high and you should be on allopurinol to drive your serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dl. An elevated uric acid increases the risk for both uric acid and calcium stones. ...Read more

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38 male, 130/90 bp and 7 uric acid and 90kg weight. What should be best post workout diet to build muscle yet good kidneys and bp?

38 male, 130/90 bp and 7 uric acid and 90kg weight. What should be best post workout diet to build muscle yet good kidneys and bp?

Less diet: It would do you good to lose weight. You did not say how tall you are, however, unless you are over 6 feet tall, aim for your weight to be below 70 kg.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to lower kidney uric acid index?

How to lower kidney uric acid index?

see details: There is no such thing as a kidney uric acid index. If you have no history of gout or kidney stones, you should do nothing. If you do have one or these issues you should be on meds such as allopurinol. Diets and hydration have little effect on the urine uric acid. ...Read more

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Ultrasound kidney multicist b.p 130.90 uric acid boarder level what medication?

Ultrasound kidney multicist b.p 130.90 uric acid boarder level what medication?

An ACE INHIBITOR : Try an ACE INHIBITOR such as prendropril or lisinopril. But see a good nephrologist, kidney doctor, for monitoring polycystic kidney disease. Follow up with doctor is key and control blood pressure. People with polycystic kidney disease can also get liver and brain cysts. Therefore, please ask doctor for a plan to watch out for those problems as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any effective medicines to control the uric acid and creatinine levels of kidney patients or diets.?

Can you tell me is there any effective medicines to control the uric acid and creatinine levels of kidney patients or diets.?

Yes: There are certain medications available to reduce uric acid levels (allopurinol, uloric). There are no medicines available specifically to control cretinine levels but treating the underlying disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) may improve your creatinine. ...Read more

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How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. If its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?

How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. If its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?

Yes and no: The are medications to reduce it depending on your evaluation. We often treat it when you have gout attacks which are due to high uric acid levels which percipitate in the joitns. High uric acid does also caus e kidney stones. There is some data to correlate with cardiovascular meidcal risks to elevate uric aicd but we often do not treat the elevated uric acid alone. These are issues to d ...Read more

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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 an 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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Body profile: creatinine found 2 with uric acid 6. Is kidney biopsy necessary?

Body profile: creatinine found 2 with uric acid 6. Is kidney biopsy necessary?

Kidney biopsy?: I would go to a nephrologist for an evaluation of why your creatinine (c) is 2. . You should have a 24-hour urine collection for c clearance and protein. If you have more than 500 mg of protein/24 hours in your collection, more blood work will be needed to see what the problem is. If it does not, a kidney biopsy will be needed to get a diagnosis and prognosis. Your uric acid level is normal. ...Read more

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Uric acid. Does it have an effect on my one kidney I have left over?

Uric acid. Does it have an effect on my one kidney I have left over?

See below: Uric acid levels over 10 are associated with worsening renal function and uric acid can lead to kidney stone which can affect the kidney as well. ...Read more

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Does high uric acid mean my kidneys are not capable enough to excrete it? If yes will my kidneys eventually fail?

Does high uric acid mean my kidneys are not capable enough to excrete it? If yes will my kidneys eventually fail?

High uric acid.: A high uric acid level in the blood means you’re either producing too much or excreting too little. Testing can help figure out which applies to you. If you’re an under-excreter, it doesn’t mean your kidneys are guaranteed to fail. ...Read more

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38 male, 130/90 bp, 90 kg weight and 6ft tall with 7 uric acid. Please suggest a post workout diet without compromising kidney & ripped body.

> 400-letter can...: The provided info suggests you're reasonable well despite needing to watch BP, uric acid, and weight control. There would be no magic foods, pills, or supplements for these, but lifestyle with a willing soul. To reach these, peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/Weightloss.html, http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter03.html, http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter04.html, & related others.... ...Read more

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If I have normal uric acid levels can gout attacks still lead to kidney or heart problems? Thanks

If I have normal uric acid levels can gout attacks still lead to kidney or heart problems? Thanks

Yes: Uric acid levels are usually, not always, elevated with gout. Chronic gout can cause kidney damage and affect the heart. See these two sites for more info.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001459/
http://www.Med. Ucla. Edu/modules/wfsection/article. Php? Articleid=475. ...Read more

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58+ F: Does Creatinine 0.81 [.5 — .8], BUN 16.04 [7.9 – 20], BUN/Cr 19.8 [9-23], Uric Acid 5, Ca 9.22 indicate any kidney or liver disorder?

58+ F: Does Creatinine 0.81 [.5 — .8], BUN 16.04 [7.9 – 20], BUN/Cr 19.8 [9-23], Uric Acid 5, Ca 9.22 indicate any kidney or liver disorder?

No: It is not a complete workup. It has little to do with the liver. A few percent of healthies fall slightly outside reference ranges by definition, and a physically fit woman will often (if not usually) have a creatinine >0.80. ...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


Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more