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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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Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

Could having multiple kidney stones cause death?

It's possible: Having multiple kidney stones can cause blockage of the urine drainage, infection and even kidney failure. So, in theory, yes, you could die from multiple kidney stones but this would be unusual. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Can kidney stones still in the kidney cause pain?

Yes: Kidney stones induce pain by causing obstruction. Even if the stone is small and but still in the kidney, it can still obstruct the flow of urine out the kidney and cause significant flank pain. The pain can also be intermittent as the stone moves around and shifts within the kidney. ...Read more

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I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

Diet and fluid: Calcium oxalate is most common in adults; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from doc. ...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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Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Can ephedra cause kidney stones?

Yes it can: Ephedra can cause kidney stones. So you should not take it if you have had 2 episodes. ...Read more

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Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon cause kidney stones?

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Can cinnamon cause kidney stones?

Maybe: The oxalate in cinammon could precipitate out into the classic calcium oxalate crystals that make up one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil cause kidney stones?

Can Metamucil cause kidney stones?

Unlikely: Does not usually get absorbed so unlikely to have any impact in this respect ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause swelling?

Does kidney stones cause swelling?

Not sure: What you mean. Can you be more specific. Swelling of what? They can cause swelling of the kidney but not swelling of legs for example. ...Read more

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Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

Can pycnogenol cause kidney stones?

No data on internet: No definite evidence this supplement is related to kidney stones at recommended dose of 120 to 450 mg for 6 months via a quick internet search.

However, please discuss the use of any over the counter drug or supplement with your doctor because of possible interactions with other medicines and or supplements. ...Read more

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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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Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones.
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http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/six-ways-to-keep-kidney-stones-at-bay-from-the-harvard-health-letter. Aspx. ...Read more

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Too much peanut can cause kidney stone?

Too much peanut can cause kidney stone?

Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, beets, berries, green peppers, chocolate, coffee, colas, and wheat bran. Consider almond butter instead if you are an oxalate stone former. ...Read more

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What dietary habits cause kidney stones?

Lack of hydration: Drink plenty of fluids and eat a well balanced diet including fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause low enery levels?

Does kidney stones cause low enery levels?

Possible: The size and location of a stone determine the effects it has on the patient and on the kidney. The amount of pain associated with the stone, possible associated infection, and duration of the stone episode all may contribute to causing a patient to feel washed out with poor energy levels. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones in a young child?

Info: Kidney stones (also called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) develop when a collection of minerals or other material form a small "stone." the stone can cause pain, block the flow of urine, and rarely cause long-term kidney problems if it is not recognized and treated promptly. Fortunately, most children who develop kidney stones recover without any long-term complications.

Stones are less common. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

Does kidney stones causes pain in shoulders?

No.: Usually pain from a kidney stone will start in one side of the lower back or flank and radiate down to the groin. But not the shoulders. ...Read more

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Does kidney stone cause periods to get late?

Does kidney stone cause periods to get late?

Pregnancy and stones: The straight answer is absolutely not. Rare exceptions could be severe associated infections. ...Read more

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Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Can a benign kidney mass cause kidney stones?

Yes and no: A benign kidney mass, the most common is called a simple cyst, does not cause kidney stones. Stasis of urine, diet and genetics cause stones. If there is calcium (or stones) within the mass then it may not be benign and a pre and post contrast ct or MRI is needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause damage to your kidneys?

Can kidney stones cause damage to your kidneys?

Yes: If you ignore and neglect to take care of the problem ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

What causes an enlarged kidney and kidney stones?

Obstruction.: A kidney that is obstructed by a kidney stone can swell in a condition called hydronephrosis. This can, over time, affect the function of the kidney. Kidney stones can form when solutes in the urine come out of solution. The exact cause in an individual is usually not known, but there is likely a genetic component and known risk factors such as dehydration, high-salt, high-protein diet. ...Read more

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Does soda like coke dr. P. Etc cause kidney stones?

No they don't: #1 cause of kidney stones is dehdration sausing urine output to be low & concentrated. #2 is hypercalcuria, secretion of excessive amounts of calcium in the urine. Kidney blockage causing stasis or hydronephrosis, other causes: high salt intake, kidney infections especially with proteus, gout & high uric acid excretion, inflammatory bowel disease & high urate excrettion, cystinuria. Not coke & drp. ...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)

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