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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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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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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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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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It 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 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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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 baking soda a good remedy for preventing kidney stones and if so, how much?

Is baking soda a good remedy for preventing kidney stones and if so, how much?

Not really: Unfortunately, if it was helpful, you would have to essentially subsist on the supplement, to keep your urine ph alkaline...Which is far more likely to create other health problems over the long run than prevent some kinds of kidney stones. Only effective method for prevention is maintaining good hydration. Not going overboard on soda (pop) might help also. ...Read more

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If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...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 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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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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Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

No: However you need to keep a high fluid intake & healthiest beverage is water. Try and consume > 64oz of fluid per day. ...Read more

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Does pomegrenate juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones? If yes, what makes it effective?

Does pomegrenate juice prove to be effective in dissolving kidney stones? If yes, what makes it effective?

No: But it can help prevent them. Studies have shown is can lower oxalate levels in the urine, which is a common reason why some people form kidney stones. So while it cannot help dissolve a stone that is already there, it can help prevent them. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Yes, many ways.: There are many different types of kidney stones, and therefore many different causes of stones. Many times diet is a factor, but sometimes certain medical conditions or medications can be the cause. Even the way the kidneys process minerals in the urine can lead to stones. If you have a history of kidney stones, a 24 hr urine test and blood tests can help a nephrologist find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

Not necessarily: Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones. Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...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