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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...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

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


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