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Folic Acid And Kidney Stones
No: To my knowledge, Folic Acid deficiency is not associated with kidney stones nor does Folic Acid supplementation prevent stones. The vast majority of patients who have repeated episodes of kidney stones have at least one metabolic abnormality which can be specifically corrected with available measures. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
I haven't had a period in 3 months am on a lot of tablets for my pain I'm so tired all the time and my bloods are showing low folic acid and kidney bor?
Get lab work: No period for three months can be from the stress you have but I recommend getting lab work to confirm you thyroid, other hormone levels are fine. You should also have your ferritin, vitamin d and b levels checked because they are probably low contributing to your fatigue. Low Folic Acid should be replaced with Folic Acid 800mg daily. Not sure what kidney bor is. ...Read more
Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more
See below: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid), the only urease inhibitor available for urea-splitting urinary infections in association with struvite stones, is available again at pharmacies nationwide, according to the drug's marketer, mission pharmacal. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it anymore. Can anyone help?
Stone prevention: Citrate is the essential ingredient to prevent kidney stones. Sodium or potassium citrate is typically used for children, but is available only by prescription as polycitra or citrapH. Using lemon extract can work just as well. A child can take three tablespoons per day, added to any beverage. Knowing why stones form in your child is essential. Then targeted therapy can be added. ...Read more
NOT OKAY!!!: I don't think drinking soft drinks is ok for anyone! They have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup) and if "diet" forms then have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic. Anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! And yes, the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. See http://texasfarmersmarket. Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/. ...Read more
Uric acid stones: Allopurinol and febuxostat are used; side effects include rash, allergy, liver irritation. Work on diet: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day — this dilutes uric acid excretion — and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using egg white and fish for protein ...Read more
Can I take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?
My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. Why can't I get it now?
Don't know: Should be available from any pharmacy. They should be able to get it from their wholesaler if they don't have it in stock. Many pharmacies avoid having inventory of drugs or compounds when that particular pharmacy has had little demand. You will need a prescription and needs to taken under medical supervision due to possible side effects. Website: www.Lithostat. Com. Phone# 1-800-298-1087. ...Read more
My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it anymore. How can I prevent them now?
Should i be concerned if my daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it anymore. Can anyone help?
Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) is still: Available from the resources that I can see. It is used to prevent struvate from causing kidney stones. I don't know why you can no longer get it. It seems to be available at all pharmacies. Check on www.Goodrx. Com. For discounts or coupons that are available at all pharmacies in the major chains. Also, talk to the doctor that prescribes for ideas and look at www.Needymeds. Org where there is a pap. ...Read more
Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're an omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more
Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more
No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more
Omega 3: Omega 3 is excellent — it will not affect stones but will improve vascular health: Diet matters; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day — this may enhance uric acid excretion — and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white; ...Read more
My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesn't know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat?
The most important thing is to drink plenty of water and lemonade throughout the day (more than 2.5-3 liters), maintain a low salt and a balanced diet. Cutting down animal protein also can help.
Next time he passes a stone, make sure he tries to retrieve it to get it analyzed.
A 24-hour urine collection for a stone panel also may help identify some problems. ...Read more
Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!
Might want to...: Might want to consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" after all regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more
Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.
Yes: Oh supplement should be considered like medications with effects and side effects that can be serious or rarely fatal. ...Read more
It possible for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be (uric acid)?
I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?
Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
Go ahead: They are unlikely to do you any good or any harm. Both are normal components found in most everything that you eat. ...Read more
Mcv 98, MCH 32.1, rdw-cv 12.6, RBC 4.42 hgb 14.2, WBC 5.8, B12 1106, folate (folic acid) 19.9, iron 80. Liver, kidney tests normal, take supplements with folate (folic acid), b12. Cut back?
59 yo female.
Good natura remedy for acid I have gastriis it but drinking lots of cranberries cuz of kidney stones. So I can drink mylanta and no Tums (calcium carbonate) cuz of high bp?
Sx: 6 weeks pregnant
burning sensation normal?
Hx: 2 pregnancies 1st-healhty but kidney stones, 2nd-m/c at 5 weeks
dx in hx-acid reflux and ic
Perhaps.: Some women can have burning with no pathology, but it would be wise to be checked for UTI and an ultra sound can be safely used to check for stones. ...Read more
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
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