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Doctor insights on: Is Carbonation Bad For Kidney Stones Or Phosphoric Acid

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Baking soda: Baking soda will mute formation of uric acid stones but may enhance formation of calcium oxalate stones; To minimize oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; ...Read more

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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


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Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

Is drinking sprite, 7-up okay for kidney stones given the citric acid content in them?

NOT OKAY!!!: I don't think drinking soft drinks is ok for anyone! they have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup) and if "diet" forms then have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic. Anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! and yes, the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. See http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/. ...Read more

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Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain? If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain?  If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.

Gravel in urine: Yes - irritates bladder; To DO: Avoid dehydration; Follow this Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Different effects: Citric acid can prevent the individual crystals of calcium salts from forming stones; however, for individuals with renal insufficiency, large doses of vitamin c are not prudent - see you dac! ...Read more

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Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

See below: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid), the only urease inhibitor available for urea-splitting urinary infections in association with struvite stones, is available again at pharmacies nationwide, according to the drug's marketer, mission pharmacal. ...Read more

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Which is better for bone health: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Specifically, which one has a higher chance of causing kidney stones?

Which is better for bone health: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Specifically, which one has a higher chance of causing kidney stones?

Calcium: Both of these will supply calcium to your body and kidneys. Calcium citrate is better absorbed than Calcium Carbonate. Calcium citrate supplies citrate, which is helpful, but the amount is very small. Carbonate is not well absorbed so will not affect urine pH. The total mg of calcium matters as well as how much fluid you drink per day and other diet content. Avoid salt, meats, and drink 4 L/day ...Read more

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If my kidney stones are made of calcium phosphate & calcium oxalate, what foods should I avoid?

If my kidney stones are made of calcium phosphate & calcium oxalate, what foods should I avoid?

Stones: You should avoid oxalate rich foods such as spinach, black tea, nuts, etc, you can find list online, however more importantly you should increase your intake of citrate rich foods (lemonade). However more importantly you should increase your water intake to at least 2 l a day, also this might sound contra intuitive but you should increase your dietary calcium intake (milk and milk pyoducts). ...Read more

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What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

What can you take for heart burn when your pregnant , Tums (calcium carbonate) has caused kidney stones.

Heartburn: Usually tums, (calcium carbonate) mylanta, or maalox are generally recommended as safe. Ask your ob/gyn what they suggest and then they will monitor you to ensure your are health and the baby is too. ...Read more

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Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Can taking too many Tums (calcium carbonate) can cause kidney stones?

Tums (calcium carbonate) and stones: yes, it can - some individuals who form stones are affected by quantity of calcium intake - excess calcium is excreted in urine. Do not consume more than 1000 mg calcium per day ...Read more

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Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appointment and examinations to diagnosis the disorder. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?

Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read more

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No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?

No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?

Wouldn't help: Bile reflux gastritis is caused by inflammation of stomach lining by alkaline bile (a digestive detergent). Antacid meds and acid reducers like Prilosec don't help this, because acid is not the issue. Other meds that coat the stomach and/or prevent back flow from small bowel into the stomach help. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Can't take calcium carbonate for acid stomach because of allergies. Is there a magnesium alternative?

Other: Calcium medications can cause constipation. You should trying a histamine blocker like (zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid). If this doesn't work you should try a ppi like Prevacid or prilosec. If symptoms persists you should consult with GI dr. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Does co2 or phosphoric acid in soda hinder calcium absorption?

Does co2 or phosphoric acid in soda hinder calcium absorption?

All things in: Moderation. As long as you are talking 5000 units of vitamin d3 daily and a calcium magnesium twice daily, that ought to be good. And, perhaps limiting your carbonated drinks to 1 per day might be reasonable. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more