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How Do Kidney Stones Effect Homeostasis
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 stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with kidney stones, any strain or pressure in the abdomen (like having a bowel movement) can cause pain. So drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more
Drink more,,: The best way to control kidney stones is by drinking lots more fluids to help them pass out in the urine. This also helps stop them from forming. Some medications like Alpha blockers (tamsulosin) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) are used to expel stones. Others like nsaids are used to manage pain. Best of luck ...Read more
A metabolic work-up : The best way to fight stones is to understand your metabolism. I believe that most stone formres should have a metabolic work-up. This should include blood levels of calcium, 24 hour urinalysis (looking at calcium, citrate, oxalate, etc). Good intake of water avoiding certain foods (high in calcium, oxalate) and medications (citarte, diuretics) may be necessary to fight stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! in women, frequent urination, wiping front to back reduce infection risks. ...Read more
Quite Variable: Several factors, primarily stone size and patient anatomy, determine how long a stone will take to pass. Larger stones generally take longer to get to the bladder. Stones larger than ~5mm are at higher risk of getting stuck in the ureter and requiring intervention to extract. Scar (stricture) in the ureter also decreases the chance a stone will pass. Good luck. ...Read more
Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective. Best wish ... Always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more
Cure?: Depends on what they are made of. Uric acid stone are one type others are made of such elements are oxalate and others. Preventing them is best achieved with diet but and this is key with your doctors help. Some diet fads may make it worse. Once formed you may need help getting them out. Good luck ...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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