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High Alkaline Low Oxalate Foods
Was eating spinach almost daily for months. Thought was perfect food. Now hear is high in oxalates and these mean calcium, vit/min not absorbed. True?
It's not: I am sorry you follow for the "perfect food" stuff. Oxalate will not hurt you if you are healthy. Iron in spinach is bound to Phytates and is not available. Food choices are not the key to health despite all the silly stuff online. No food choice will benefit you as much as eating sensibly and exercising consistently and intensely. Glad you want to be healthy -- be discerning ...Read more
Depends: It depends upon multiple factors including how much fluids u drink! ...Read more
What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys? Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet
Oxalate: Although 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 (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more
Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?
• Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea.
• If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys.
• Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones.
• High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more
If I eat high-oxalate food or meat, I have severe right kidney pain, short of breath. CT, MRI, and X-ray show zero stones...normal labs...any ideas?
My dad is on a diet for type II diabetes he has been told to go on a low oxalate diet (no stone). The food goes against everything we know. Ideas?
Second opinion: The 'low oxalate' diet is not critical to managing kidney stones. The physicain who instructed you to do this may be lawyer-shy. Chances are that other physicians and dieticians will tell him that the key to preventing kidney stones from recurring is more about staying hydrated so that the urine is always clear. ...Read more
Relax: First, food choices are almost never the key to getting well. This is rubbish. Second, labs reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Third, if the specimen is non-fasting, elevated alk phos means nothing. Fourth, isolated elevated alk phos is not an indicator of any treatable illness. Stop worrying, stay physically fit, and be glad for good health. ...Read more
Not a problem: Low alk phos is never a problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. I'm glad you're interested in your labs but don't worry about this. ...Read more
Low Alkaline Phosphatase. Low Neut percentage. Low MCHC. High Lymphs percentage. Does it indicates any abnormalities? THANK YOU DRS.
In ref to blood work, what is alakine phos and alt? Is low alkaline bad? Are high ALT bad? Is a 128 cholesterol level bad? Alkaline pho =2 alt=50?
Alk phos, ALT & chol: Low alkaline phosphatase may be due to nutritional deficiencies, possibly related to malabsorption as in celiac disease, hypothyroidism or some genetic causes. Low cholesterol may be ok but if your HDL is also very low in relation to your ldl, it may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Mildly high alt may signify liver injury or inflammation which can have many potential causes. ...Read more
Blood work was good except for the following: creatinine was 1.15 (tad high), alkaline phosphatatase 36 (tad low), and rdw-cv 10.9 (tad low). Worry?
No: Most blood tests have a mean peak value with upper and lower limits extending out from the bell shaped peak. Having a mean blood vessel diameter slightly off as well as a creatinine and alkpo4ase is of no consequence since it doesn't portray active disease in an organ. The alkpo4 as can be derived from various sources such as bone and lung tissue and if asymptomatic should be ignored. ...Read more
I am sufferingwith low grade fever from last 5 days I have done my lft having high alkaline phosphatase i.E, 469 kindly tell me what is the matter?
Elevated: Alkaline phosphatase can come from liver problems or from bone. Usually, if other liver functions are normal, it means that it is coming from bile cells in the liver, not the liver cells, so you could have gallstones. If it is coming from bone, it could be bone infection or tumor. Best to ask your doctor for opinion. ...Read more
Had blood work done. My creatine was 1/15 which is a bit high according to the range. And my alkaline phosphatase was 36, which was a tad low. Worry?
Stop worrying: Keep taking your high blood pressure medicine. This trivial elevation in creatinine is likely to be from the damage to your kidney arteries from before you started managing your hypertension. Stay compliant and it won't get worse. Low alk phos means nothing. Keep staying on top f your health -- it's a good thing. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about low MCV, MCH, MCHC, A/G RATIO and high Alkaline Phosphatase, RBC, and Glucose. Lvls in order are 67.0, 21.2, 31.7, 1.0, 157?
Need numbers & info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the numbers for the results are missing in your message. Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more
What does it mean when you have high alkaline phosphatase levels, but low bilirubin, high aspartate transaminase?
See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in a number of other diseases, including immune injury to the bile ducts, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary biliary cirrhosis. Alk phos can also be elevated in the presence of liver masses and infection. ...Read more
I am having low and high alkaline phosphatase result. Ultrasound and X-ray report shows a healthy liver. What could be the cause?
Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it might have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more
Husband has cirrhosis alkaline phosphate 363, hemoglibin 9, carbon 19, creatinine. 60, rbc 2.8 low, rde high 18.6, what does it mean?
What would would cause these results? High total bilirubin 1.2, low alkaline phosphates 38, low RBC 3.99, high neutrophils% 81.5, low monocytes% 3.2
Not enough info.: It's impossible to analyze isolated lab tests without having the results of all of the tests and an understanding of the patient's medical history, current symptoms, and physical exam results. Although the results don't seem alarming to me, you should discuss them with your doctor. As an alternative, you could upload them to HealthTap Prime and discuss the results with a doctor here. Good luck. ...Read more
My 4 yr old vomited twice last night with undigested food. 1 month ago he had high alkaline urine and it smells the same now, is this a stomach issue?
See Your Doctor NOW: 4 y.o w/ "smell" to urine/vomiting. In a female child urinary symptoms with vomiting point to a urinary tract infection. Serious consequences can occur if not treated. Be aware that children have limited communication skills and may not complain of full symptoms; cues that accurately pinpoint illness are easily missed. See your child's doctor NOW for prompt, correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
If a childs alkaline phosphate levels are high and calcium d levels are low can this cause bone fractures??
Causes? High total bilirubin 1.2, low alkaline phosphates 38, low RBC 3.99, high neutrophils% 81.5, low monocytes% 3.2. 25 girl otherwise healthy.
Not concerning: If all other labs are normal, including normal Hgb, normal WBC, normal liver function test, there is no concern for these mildly abnormal labs. You have to put together the whole picture so if you have no symptoms, I would not worry at all. ...Read more
I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides. Is there something that links all of these together?
There is some: Relationship between low vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase as both influence bone metabolism. But typically dysfunctional bone turnover raises alkaline phosphatase; a low value suggests some impairment of the gall bladder/bile duct/liver system. High uric acid is often genetic, but can be dietary: seafood (scallops/sardines), liver, red meat. Beer/sugary drinks raise uric acid and triglycerides! ...Read more
Low hemoglobin (11.6), low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
These are high mpv 92.0, MCH 30.7, bun/creat ratio 43.40, bilirbuin 1.5 and alkaline phosphatase 140. To low co2 21, creatinine 0.36, 5 years old?
Meaningless.: In a 5 year old in whom the rest of CBC and blood biochemistries are normal, these results are meaningless. If the labs were done because of an illness, there is nothing here that points to any diagnosis; if they were routinely done on a healthy child, there is nothing here to question hos or her health. ...Read more
5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?
Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more
Calcium high at 10.7, alkaline Phosphatase very low at 10. Negative parathyroid, not anemic, celiac, copper level is normal. What could be the cause?
Watch it: You may have hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, with probably isn't worth the workup as it's not something worth treating. I trust you're not taking a thiazide or dolomite pills, or overdoing milk / antacids. Unless you also have a low albumin, this is unlikely to impact your life. Low alk-phos is never worrisome. Best wishes. ...Read more
11yr old son CBC shows high lymphocyte % and low MPV, low CREAT, and high Alkaline PHOS. Symptoms of fatigue, pale skin, headache, rashes- leukemia?
Stop worrying: Percentages are meaningless. All that matters is absolute counts of lymphs and neutrophils. All 11 year olds have high alkaline phosphate. Mean platelet volume means nothing. Low creatinine is never a first warning. If he's not anemic and there are no abnormal cells noted, stop worrying about leukemia. The most common cause of headaches in a boy his age is needing glasses. ...Read more