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Do energy drinks cause kidney stones?

Do energy drinks cause kidney stones?

NOT Known: I would advise you to see your physician,I think You may most likely suffering from Diabetes.Find family physician and who would recommend to Endocrinologist.
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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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Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Yes, many ways.: There are many different types of kidney stones, and therefore many different causes of stones. Many times diet is a factor, but sometimes certain medical conditions or medications can be the cause. Even the way the kidneys process minerals in the urine can lead to stones. If you have a history of kidney stones, a 24 hr urine test and blood tests can help a nephrologist find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...Read more

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Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

1-2 Liters of water: 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily. May add coconut water 4-5/week. Plenty of fresh vegetables & greens should help constipation. ...Read more

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How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day i want this out!

How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day i want this out!

2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Does drinking red bull causes kidney stones in men?

Does drinking red bull causes kidney stones in men?

Not likely: It is not likely that drinking red bull will increase your risk of kidney stones. However the chemicals in the drink may have other deleterious effects. You would be better of switching to clean water. ...Read more

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How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

How much should we drink water to avoid kidney stone?

> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, ........ The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more

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Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Noni juice: 33 F asks Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones? ANS: most likely. But unless you need to spend money on juices that don't seem to help much I would avoid Noni juice. Wait till there are good studies from the Noni juice team showing it is safe. ...Read more

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Could the filtered tap water i'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

Could the filtered tap water i'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

No: Folks with a history of kidney stones generally benefit from drinking plenty of water. I'm sorry anyone suggested that a simple water filter was a problem. ...Read more

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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more

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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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Does drinking beer help in kidney stones?and how much is the maximum intake

Does drinking beer help in kidney stones?and how much is the maximum intake

Pietro Ferraro, MD:: Clin Jrnl of the Amer. Soc. of Nephrology (2013): Drinks reducing kidney stone risk: Beer by 41%, white wine 33%, Red wine 31%, Caffeinated coffee 26%, Decaf coffee 16%, Orange juice 12%, Tea 11%. Risk boosters: Sugar-sweetened noncola sodas increased risk by 33%, sugar-sweetened colas 23%, fruit punch 18%, Diet noncola sodas (but not diet colas) by 17%. Choose wisely, avoid excess, be healthy! ...Read more

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Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Can drinking water help pass my kidney stone?

Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...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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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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Can drinking mountain dew daily cause kidney stones? What are the early signs of kidney stones?

Can drinking mountain dew daily cause kidney stones? What are the early signs of kidney stones?

Dew Kidney Stones: CJaved asked: Can drinking mountain dew daily cause kidney stones? What are the early signs of kidney stones? ANS: No. blood in urine, kidney infection. symptoms may be pain in Urinary Tract systems usually back pain. ...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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What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

Get treatment: U should not get dehydrated, this may require intravenous flui therapy in hospital. Pain severe enough to cause nausea suggests kidney blockage or/& possible infection. Thus needs to be addressed, this could possibly mean temporary placement of jj stent (small tube beween kidney & bladder) to allow kidney to drain. Urologist will advise appropriately. ...Read more

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I'm on Lipitor (atorvastatin) can I keep drinking it while I have kidney stones they just diagnosed them today?

I'm on Lipitor (atorvastatin) can I keep drinking it while I have kidney stones they just diagnosed them today?

Don't drink Lipitor (atorvastatin).: No association between Lipitor (atorvastatin) and stones, so on to keep taking this pill. ...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)

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