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Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones. See: 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

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 silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

Can silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

STONES: It has been shown that a high ca diet in a normal person is less likely to cause kidney stones than a low ca diet and both are more likely to cause stones than a normal dietary calcium intake. It's not the calcium in it's the lack of volume and the oxalate intake. ...Read more

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I have 4 kidney stones.. I would like to start using a protein shake for working out. Would i be better off to use a whey or soy because of my kidney stones?

I have 4 kidney stones.. I would like to start using a protein shake for working out. Would i be better off to use a whey or soy because of my  kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Animal protein is the riskiest protein. It is more acid and the acid releases calcium from bone. Soy has some oxalate, another risk for stones. Whey has no oxalate. I think whey is a bit "preferred". Keep total grams per day of all protein less than 60 gm. Drink 4 liters fluid per day. Include 4 tblspns ReaLemon extract per day. Minimize animal protein and oxalate foods. ...Read more

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Why is it that milk can give you a kidney stone?

Why is it that milk can give you a kidney stone?

Not likely: Milk and other dairy products usually has very little to do with kidney stone formation. Unfortuanately, many health care providers still tell patients this. ...Read more

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Is skim milk good 4 kidney stone?

Is skim milk good 4 kidney stone?

NOT GOOD NOT BAD: It has no effect on kidney stone.To prevent recurrence of kidney stones you need to drink increased amount of water, and other fluids you can drink are coffee, lemonade, and occasional beer avoid black tea in excess, grapefruit juice, apple juice. ...Read more

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Is the calcium in almond milk safe if you have a kidney stone?

Is the calcium in almond milk safe if you have a kidney stone?

Yes it is: More important is to drink pleny of water ; consume as little salt as possible. 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

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Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Is skim milk bad for kidney stones? Should I stop taking dairy products?

Not the key: Following a kidney stone that contains calcium, you may be advised to limit / restrict all kinds of things that main contain calcium, phosphate or whatever. This probably has more to do with physicians protecting themselves from possible liability, and this is not the key to preventing stones -- staying very well-hydrated is far more important. Talk with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Does the calcium in milk and milkeshakes lead to the development of kidney stones?

Does the calcium in milk and milkeshakes lead to the development of kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Most stones are produced by resorption of calcium fro your bones. Unless you have an absorption defect in your intestine the calcium from milk should not affect formation of stones. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Here are some ...: Without systemic evaluation, specific advice could not be provided. But for most cases, maintaining daily urine output >2500cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% are the decent and doable and effective advice, but requiring patient's persistence to translate the concept into practice with real actions. More? Ask urologist for detail timely. ...Read more

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Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for primer despite of i once had kidney stone problem?

Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for primer despite of i once had kidney stone problem?

Sure: This has nothing to do with kidney stones. Most stones are calcium-based and even then, the problem usually isn't so much excess calcium as insufficient water intake. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars -- today this is 100% preventable. Truth be told, my hope is that as you approach adulthood, you have greater access to and a better relationship with a personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!

If i've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!

Be careful: almonds have oxalate; tea has oxalate; Calcium oxalate is most common stone; reasons include: 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; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; so, minimize ...Read more

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My kidney stone is of 18 mm....and it happen when i take whey protein two tym ,calcium tablets,and milk two tym .....how cn i knew how it happen ..

My kidney stone is of 18 mm....and it happen when i take whey protein two tym ,calcium tablets,and milk two tym .....how cn i knew how it happen ..

Here are some ...: The key reason for forming urinary stone is personal inherent kidney inability to make urine good enough to prevent forming crystals/stones due to lacking stone inhibitor activity such as citrate, magnesium, certain proteins, etc. And adding calcium, etc. beyond your kidney can handle will lead to stone formation, just like someone with inborn weak abdominal wall prone to develop hernia with... ...Read more

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What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate,but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream,yogurt,cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.

What is causing kidney stones? They're pure Calcium Oxylate,but I rarely drink milk, eat ice cream,yogurt,cheese & drink 8-10 lg bottles of H2O daily.

Oxalate is the key: Oxalate is the nidus that allows calcium to form on it. Oxalate often increases specifically if you don't have ENOUGH calcium in your diet. Work on a low oxalate diet but more importantly - Go to A4M.com and use the member locator button to find an anti-aging doc in your area to evaluate you metabolically and get this fixed or you'll become a "stone factory" and suffer over a lifetime. Get healthy ...Read more

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My wife is diagnosed with kidney stones so after medication milk from breasts is not coming. I have a 4 month old baby. Please suggest fr breast milk?

My wife is diagnosed with kidney stones so after medication milk from breasts is not coming. I have a 4 month old baby. Please suggest fr breast milk?

Pump or nursing?: Check with the prescribing MD to see if medication can be the cause. At four months many women's breasts reduce in size but still produce adequate milk. PUMPS use vacuum pressure to get milk out and in some it can become less and less effective. The baby nursing works the nipples differently and they can usually work the milk down. Good urine output indicates baby is getting the milk. No? See MD ...Read more

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What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

What size does a kidney stone have to be to cause pain?

Can be tiny: If it works your way into your ureter, a 1 mm stone can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is kidney stone caused by coffee?

Is kidney stone caused by coffee?

The reverse: Actually, coffee can lead to more dilute urine which can help prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more

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What's the major cause of frequent passing kidney stones?

What's the major cause of frequent passing kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Help please! could chiropractics cause kidney stone to move?

Help please! could chiropractics cause kidney stone to move?

No: Chiropractic manipulation should have no bearing on kidney stones. ...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