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Doctor insights on: Folic Acid And Kidney Stones

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Does folic acid prevent kidney stones?

Does folic acid prevent 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

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Folic Acid (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Baking soda: Baking soda will mute formation of uric acid stones but may enhance formation of calcium oxalate stones; To minimize oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; ...Read more

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Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

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

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What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. can anyone help?

What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. 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

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Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

Is acid reflux a sign of kidney stones?

No: Acid reflux is acid from stomach(the organ not the "tummy").Has nothing to do with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

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

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What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

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

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Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Yes you can.: You certainly can, especially if you want to throw your money away. These products are expensive and a simple low carbohydrate diet and exercising will be much more effective. ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Different effects: Citric acid can prevent the individual crystals of calcium salts from forming stones; however, for individuals with renal insufficiency, large doses of vitamin c are not prudent - see you dac! ...Read more

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My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. Why can't I get it now?

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

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My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. How can I prevent them now?

My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. How can I prevent them now?

Ask her Dr.: Please ask her doctor. There may be another medication that may help, but it depends on what is causing the kidney stones. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. Can anyone help?

Should i be concerned if my daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. 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

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a 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

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

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

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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

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

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Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

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

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My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesnt know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat ?

My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesnt know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat ?

Water: 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 of the problems. ...Read more

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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!

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...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more

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Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

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

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