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How Can You Get Kidney Stones
Dehydration, stasis+: Not drinking enough results in concentrated urine + concentrated calcium salts which prexcipitate from urine, form nucleus for further calcium salt to come out of solution, attach & stone enlrges. Urinary stasis with hydronephrosis promotes precipitation & stone formation. Too much calcium in urine (hypercalcuria) major cause. Xs urinary uric acid or oxalate & low citrate all promote 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
Depends upon: Size & composition of stones. Stones smaller than 5mm usually pass on their own & treated with high fluid intake & possibly flomax (tamsulosin). May require ureteroscopic break up & extraction if stuck & causing obstruction. Shockwave lithotripsy for stones uup to 15 mm in diameter. Percutaneous lithotripsy if larger than 15 mm or staghorn stone. May require medication if 2 much calcium or uric acid in urine. ...Read more
Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more
Drink lots of water: If you drink enough so your urine is basically clear, you protect yourself from kidney stones. If you have parathyroid disease, cysteine stones, magnesium ammonium phosphate stones, or uric acid stones, there are additional treatments that will help. Diet and calcium restriction are of less importance than good hydration. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Most of the stones can pass out spontaneously but 1 in 5 stones don't. Management of kidney stones depends on the number of stones, kind of stone, she of stone and location of stone. Urologist would be the best person to guide about the management . http://patient.info/doctor/urinary-tract-stones-urolithiasis ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
History and testing: Kidney stones cause pain as they travel down a tube into your bladder. The pain is typically very severe (as bad as child birth) and usually on one side of your tummy and often felt in the groin (and in the balls if you are a man). I suggest that you look at this link http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on size : Kidney stones can be fragmented with shockwaves (focused sound waves) directed at the stone, broken up with a laser directed by a scope or crushed with a variety of other energy sources directed against the stone. One of these energy sources, called "stone breaker, " is like a co2 powered jack hammer. ...Read more
Hydration: Drinking lots of water is the most important thing. Depending on the type of stones and a metabolic work-up changes in diet or medications may be needed. Diet changes may include reducing salt intake. Calcium reduction is not indicated; increased dietary calcium may actually reduce risk. Finally, drink lots of water. I can't say that enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cautiously: Agree w dr rodriguez. No direct relation. But, much calcium intake leads to much calcium in urine. Calcium with meals is safer than bet meals since it binds to phosphorus in gut leading to loss in stools lowering calcium/phosphorus levels in urine i.e. Cutting phosphorus stones. If use calcium for bone health, use calcium citrate & get 24 hr urine calcium levels, if hi it adds to stone risk still. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventing stones: In general you can't always prevent stones. The things that have been associated with prevention is a high fluid intake, limit animal products to less than 8 oz daily, limit sodium to 2-4 g daily, limit oxalate containing foods, limit high sugar and fat content, avoid excessive vitamin c, daily exercise, maintain your ideal bmi, high vegetable fiber and calcium greater than 1000 daily. ...Read more
It Depends: The treatment of kidneys stones ts based on a number of factors including overall stone burden - size and number of stones, as well as location of stones, type of stone, and the individual anatomy. Treatment options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutanesous nephrolithotomy. Your urologist will determine the best approach for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drink lots of water: Urologist may prescribe tamsulosin (flomax) to help ureter dilate and facilitate passage of stone. Some stones are larger than 5 - 6 mm in diameter or have little spikes & get stuck. You may then need a urologist to perform laser lithotropsy or lithoclast lithotripsy to break up stone endoscopically.Larger kiney stones may require shock wave treatment to break up or percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. ...Read more
Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...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
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