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I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day (on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones, trueormith?

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day (on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones, trueormith?

Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...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 high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk.

This diet can also increase calcium in the urine.

Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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Egg protein can cause kidney stones?

Egg protein can cause kidney stones?

Egg protein: Egg protein itself will not promote kidney stones. Animal protein from muscle will promote kidney stones. Egg protein is pH neutral and is not going to release as much calcium from bone as muscle protein, which is acid and thus requires bone buffering after ingestion. ...Read more

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Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

No: But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Is eating 3 cups of Greek Yogurt a day bad? That is my main source of protein. Does it promote kidney stones? Thanks.

Is eating 3 cups of Greek Yogurt a day bad? That is my main source of protein. Does it promote kidney stones? Thanks.

Not necessarily: Three cups is not too much. If you are concerned about kidney stone, drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

Need to drink water: If it is the first time you had the kidney stone usually there is no need for further testing. Taking protein supplements may cause stones but more important is to drink plenty of water. Urine should look clear. Also need to lower salt intake. Check with your doctor for specific dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney stone 3 years ago, now I started to use protein powder for my bodybuilding. Do I need to worry about my kidney and stone recidive?

I have had a kidney stone 3 years ago, now I started to use protein powder for my bodybuilding. Do I need to worry about my kidney and stone recidive?

Watch protein: Kidney stones form because of multiple factors. It is important to know what your stones were made of in the past. Factors such as fluid intake, sodium intake, and protein intake can influence stone risk. Protein, if taken in too high a concentration, can actually result in kidney insufficiency and can certainly raise stone risks. As with everything, moderation is key. See a urologist. ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

Proteinuria: Protein in the urine is not normal. Your EGFR is in the normal range. Stones may irritate and allow some protein to appear in the urine, but this requires additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for teens to drink protein powder and no worry about kidney stones?

Is it healthy for teens to drink protein powder and no worry about kidney stones?

Nope: Depending upon goals a balanced diet should suffice in assuring plenty of nutrients regardless of growth stage. Adding protein is commonly used to build muscles fast, which should never be the goal as strength is to be built slowly with gradual exercise. Hydration remains critical, specifically if extra protein is added to diet. ...Read more

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I recently had kidney stone how much protein is good for me per day?? as I'm working out and using whey and casein protein supplements

I recently had kidney stone how much protein is good for me per day?? as I'm working out and using whey and casein protein supplements

Not the key: Diet is far less important than just staying well hydrated after a kidney stone. There are specific measures depending on the composition of the stone. Your bodybuilding Is a good thing and you need the protein. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

I have not heard of.: Kidney stones that consisted of protein., nor have I heard of them associated with whey protein. It really depends on what the stone is made of. Keeping well hydrated, watch Ur calcium intake. Also talk 2 an internest or urologist about this 2 B sure. ...Read more

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How many times a day I should whey protein? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie?

How many times a day I should whey protein? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie?

See below: If you are eating a mixed diet you do not the supplement. 0.5 to 1.0 gm of protein/kg of body weight/day is sufficient. If you are concerned about kidney stones drink enough water so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?

What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?

You might have: A chronic kidney infection, so it is best to have a urologist take a look at your condition. Chronic kidney infections can lead to kidney failure. ...Read more

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When I was about 2 I had a kidney stone due to calcium. I'm 17 now so if I drink protein shakes with 480mg of calcium, can I get one again?

When I was about 2 I had a kidney stone due to calcium. I'm 17 now so if I drink protein shakes with 480mg of calcium, can I get one again?

Electrolyte status?: It is important to know more about why the original stone happened. Is there a metabolic error in how your calcium gets excreted in the urine, or concentrated in the bloodstream? Are there other concerns (i.e. renal disease, hyperparathyroidism) that affect your calcium balance? I would avoid any excess/supplemental calcium for now in favor of a regular balanced diet and more data from past PCPs. ...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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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet. ...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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My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

Protein in urine: Requires follow up with quantification of amount - there are two ways to do this: cup of urine with protein to creatinine ratio mg/mg -- or a 24 hour urine collection. Both are meaningful. Blood tests need interpretation, also. High protein in blood could indicate an evolving disorder that requires characterization with electrophoresis. Urine protein should be characterized with electrophoresis. ...Read more

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1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps I need my protein 2?

1200 mg calcium w/ 800 iu vitamin d per serving (serving= 2 softgels) what vitamin to combine w/ to avoid another kidney stone ps I need my protein 2?

Magnesium, Vitamin K: Magnesium has been proven to dramatically reduce recurrence of kidney stones- research shows that taking magnesium reduces incidence of kidney stones 90-92%- it probably works best combined with vit b6 try about 600 mg of magnesium as glycerinate, citrate or taurate and 50-75 mg of b6.
I feel everyone taking d should also take vit k, at least 1 mg/day- vit k makes sure calcium goes to your bones. ...Read more

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Did Kidney Stone lead to Protein and RBC in Urine? And also WEIGHT LOSS too? If yes, in what stage weight loss occurs? And when protein in urine occur

Did Kidney Stone lead to Protein and RBC in Urine? And also WEIGHT LOSS too? If yes, in what stage weight loss occurs? And when protein in urine occur

Kidney stones: Kidney stones can definitely cause both microscopic blood or grossly noticeable blood in the urine, but not necessarily proteinuria. They don't cause weight loss per se, though. Protein in urine is usually a sign of kidney disease from inflammation, high blood pressure, diabetic nephropathy, or tumor.
Hematuria and/or proteinuria require an evaluation by your physician, nephrologist or urologist ...Read more

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I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)

I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)

Check 24h urine prot: "bubbly urine" usually indicates protein in the urine but not always. Sometimes just the force of the urinary stream can create "bubbles" in the toilet bowl. But your concern about protein in your urine is valid. I suggest you ask yourdoctor to order a 24-hour urine for protein since it is the most accurate way to detect protein in the urine. ...Read more

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How do they test for renal disease? I have positive anas and protein in urine. Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes. Also have kidney stones.

How do they test for renal disease? I have positive anas and protein in urine. Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes. Also have kidney stones.

Kidney disease: Kidney disease is indicated by protein in urine, blood in urine, abnormal renal ultrasound, abnormal CT scan of kidneys, elevated serum creatinine, and kidney pain. Only one of these may be present. Or two. Or three. Or more. Requires interpretation in context. ...Read more

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I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when I eat meat drink pop ect?

I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when I eat meat drink pop ect?

Plenty: Having a kidney stone can be painful. However having meat with abdominal pain could be due to a stomach or intestinal issue. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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I passed kidney stone still have dull pain in the left kidney passing blood still and protien too ct show no stone anymore creatinine is normal help?

I passed kidney stone still have dull pain in the left kidney passing blood still and protien too ct show no stone anymore creatinine is normal help?

Likely inflammatory: You can have continued symptoms after passage of a kidney stone because the kidney tube (ureter) is inflamed and may still be allowing urine through sluggishly. If your creatinine was normal can try some Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) with food for next couple of days. Also hydrate. If pain continues or worsens then see your urologist ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that drinking too much cocacola causes kidney stones?

What to do if I heard that drinking too much cocacola causes kidney stones?

Theoretically: Coca cola has phosphoric acid. This could theoretically cause the phosphorus and the acidity level in the urine to increase, both of which are risk factors for certain kinds of kidney stones. Some studies have looked at it as well: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10092157. ...Read more

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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

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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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How much is too much vitamin c to cause kidney stones?

How much is too much vitamin c to cause kidney stones?

Vitamin C: Too much of a good thing can be bad as you imply with your question. The important factor with kidney stones is fluid intake. When the kidneys have too many solids to filter, microcrystals will begin to form stones. Excessive vitamins contribute to this problem. I would say 500-1000 mg/day is reasonable, but if you have a FH for stones, use caution here. Drink more, especially in the summer! ...Read more

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Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

Can drinking too much "meal replacement" products such as Soylent or Ensure cause kidney stones?

Probably not, but...: The key cause for kidney stones is its related genetic factor, which could not be measured. If dietary supplements may contribute to urinary stone formation, the answer is yes or no; for those with high genetic factor, it may; otherwise, no. Remember, always consume in moderation. For better health, peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html & those in other categories. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone but also have found Protein ketones bilirubin trace or small amounts. Is this caused by kidney stone?

I have a kidney stone but also have found Protein ketones bilirubin trace or small amounts. Is this caused by kidney stone?

Not most of it: A stone would not cause ketones and not much protein without causing bleeding. You need to take it up with your doctor, there may be a simple explanation, such as being starved may explain ketones. Regarding protein it is important to determine how much and go from there. ...Read more

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Causes of protein in urine (0.30)? Could it be from a kidney stone? Also numbness in right arm and burned mouth feeling - could that be related?

Causes of protein in urine (0.30)? Could it be from a kidney stone? Also numbness in right arm and burned mouth feeling - could that be related?

Protein: The differential for protein in the urine is a lot. The best way to confirm if protein is truly in your urine is obtain another urine protein sample in a week. If sustained then have it further worked up by a physician. ...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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If I take too much calcium will I develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

If I take too much calcium will I develop signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

You may not...: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...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


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more