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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 peanut butter cause kidney stones?

Does peanut butter cause kidney stones?

No: There are a variety of food substances which are linked to either reduced or increased kidney stone incidence. However, peanut butter does not seem to be among them. ...Read more

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How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? Im drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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How to get rid kidney stones 5mm? Im drinking apple cider vinegar diluted with purified water.

Here are some ...: a 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine... ...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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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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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that your serum calcium level is not high. Certain dietary changes can reduce kidney stones formation, including drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day at least, avoid sugary drinks and weight gain. Talk to your doctor regarding medication for kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

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

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Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Why does beets juice causes kidney stones?

Oxalate Levels: Beet juice has high levels of oxalate. If you are prone to forming oxalate stones the beet juice could hasten the stone formation. ...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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Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

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Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

No, ...: Potassium citrate is an urine alkalizer and urine citrate supplement for possibly help dissolve uric acid stone - not other kinds of stone and help potentially decrease stone recurrence other than uric acid stone. For detail, ask your urologist. ...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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Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Kidney stone pain becomes more after drinking apple ider vinegar?

Unrelated : But why are you drinking apple cider vinegar? Hopefully you are seeing someone for the kidney stone. ...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 your vagina hurt with kidney stones?

Does your vagina hurt with kidney stones?

Can occur: Pain from obstruction in the lower ureter may seem to be coming from the labia (vaginal folds). ...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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How does organic apple cider vinegar affect those with renal impairment?

How does organic apple cider vinegar affect those with renal impairment?

Vinegar is an acid: Vinegar us dilute acetic acid. Depending on the degree of renal impairment, acid excretion may be limited. Check with your nephrologist about your diet, especially protein, salt, and potassium restriction. ...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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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