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Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of uric acid stones.A acidic urine in patients with diabetes is the underlying problem. Avoidance of high uric acid diets such as beer, mushrooms, berries can decrease the risk of stone formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I'm just wondering, if you drink one ore two sodas a day will you develop kidney stones or/and diabetes?

I'm just wondering, if you drink one ore two sodas a day will you develop kidney stones or/and diabetes?

Much greater chance: Sodas have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup from gmo's) & if "diet" have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic! anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. Just 1 soda a day increases diabetes risk by 22%. Try kombucha instead! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda. ...Read more

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Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.

Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.

YES, CAN HAPPEN: Some supplements can cause flushing, which could well feel like a "hot flash", and Niacin is a common offender. Several meds are listed also as causing flushing, such as the new ms drug tecfidera. The physicians desk reference will be an all-inclusive source to assist your search and confirm or disconfirm possibilities. Also, discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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If I had kidney stones in my last pregnancy, will I have them again?

If I had kidney stones in my last pregnancy, will I have them again?

No: Once you have had kidney stones it does raise your risk but that does not mean that you you will get them again. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated can help prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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