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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...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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Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention. ...Read more

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Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Not really: In fact diet sprite (not pushing a product here), is loaded with citrates that are useful in decreasing saturation of the urine and stone formation. ...Read more

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I drink 2 liters of water daily but i don't feel the urge to go to the toilet until night,i have kidney stones,is this the cause?

I drink 2 liters of water daily but i don't feel the urge to go to the toilet until night,i have kidney stones,is this the cause?

Water: The amount of urine that you drink is certainly what is recommended. The fact that you don't feel the urge is not related to kidney stones. Having kidney stones can cause pain, nausea, vomiting and lead to dehydration. If the stone is causing blockage, that can certainly also decrease urine output from that kidney ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Tums (calcium carbonate) and stones: yes, it can - some individuals who form stones are affected by quantity of calcium intake - excess calcium is excreted in urine. Do not consume more than 1000 mg calcium per day ...Read more

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Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Stone: Is remotely possible that Tums (calcium carbonate) would promote kidney stone, but it is likely there are other reasons, such as dehydration, oxalate excess, citrate deficiency, or a genetic problem. Requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

Heartburn: Usually tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, or maalox are generally recommended as safe. Ask your ob/gyn what they suggest and then they will monitor you to ensure your are health and the baby is too. ...Read more

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

Here are some ...: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to retain water with kidney stones?

Is it normal to retain water with kidney stones?

Usually not: It is important to keep drinking water to minimize the effects of the stone. Retaining water is not typical unless the water intake is significantly increased. ...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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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...Read more

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How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

Drink enough water: So that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Depending on your size, muscularity, physical activity, and weather, the amount of water intake needed to keep urine dilute will vary. ...Read more

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Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

D3 and water: Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. ...Read more

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What to take if my.Kidney stones are calcium dyhydrate carbonate and monohydrate?

Need full evaluation: This includes 24 hr urine test for calcium, creatinine & citrate. Drink lots of water including glass or 2 before bed so you get up at night to urinate and drink another glass at that time. Reduce salt intake & avoid stay foods as much as poss. Reduce red meat intake. Daily, low caorie citrus drink worthwhile. May require daily hydrochlorthiazide if calcium excretion is > 4mg/kg/24 hours. ...Read more

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Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

Save "speck": The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.

Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter.Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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Been visiting country in east africa.I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days.tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Been visiting country in east africa.I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days.tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone

Stop worrying : The locals drink it all the time. So do the animals. They are fine. You cannot eliminate every possible toxic exposure. Your body is surprisingly tough. People who tell you to worry yourself over every trivial exposure at not your friends; they are actually trying to make you feel sick. I hope you enjoyed Africa and her wonderful people. ...Read more

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Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital i have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass?please help thx

Well: it varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving.Stones can also stay in one place for years.Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...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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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)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more