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How can you avoid getting kidney stones?

How can you avoid getting kidney stones?

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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How can you get rid of kidney stones?

How can you get rid of kidney stones?

Depends: Depends on the position, size and composition of the stones. Many non-obstructing stones in the kidney can be treated non-invasively with shock wave lithotripsy (eswl). ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Not usually: The formation of stones in these two organs are not usually related. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones. ...Read more

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How do 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

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Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?

Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?

They don't. : Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectly, though, if you have stone that's stuck and causing severe pain, you could get something called "reactive ileus" wherein the GI tract contractions slow down precipitously. ...Read more

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Do everyone get kidney stones?

Do everyone get kidney stones?

No: Patients with unusual diets, metabolic abnormalities, dehydration, and other factors can cause stones. Not everyone gets stones. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Can a kidney stone get stuck in your bladder?

Yes, but.....: Yes. If it's big enough, it could stay in the bladder, but a stone that size is unlikely to pass through the ureter into the bladder. ...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