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Is Drinking Root Beer Or Soda Once A Day Too Often For A Person Prone To Kidney Stones
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
Yes but,,,: Apparently, there has been a study showing that coffee and beer can reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. According to the study one beer per day has been associated with a 41% reduction of kidney stone occurrence. Beer has calcium and oxalates which may help reduce stone formation in some people, however, beer is alcohol which dehydrates and has purines and so may increase stones in others. ...Read more
Hydration is the key: Beer has no medicinal properties when it comes to kidney stones. Beer is mostly water. Making 2 liters of urine daily is recommended for prevention. Although alcohol is a diuretic (makes urine fast) it also leaves you dehydrated later, increasing stone formation risk. Water is the key! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pietro Ferraro, MD:: Clin Jrnl of the Amer. Soc. of Nephrology (2013): Drinks reducing kidney stone risk: Beer by 41%, white wine 33%, Red wine 31%, Caffeinated coffee 26%, Decaf coffee 16%, Orange juice 12%, Tea 11%. Risk boosters: Sugar-sweetened noncola sodas increased risk by 33%, sugar-sweetened colas 23%, fruit punch 18%, Diet noncola sodas (but not diet colas) by 17%. Choose wisely, avoid excess, be healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stones and beer: Kidney stones are made up of mineral and acid salt deposits that form when urine becomes concentrated, allowing the minerals to stick together and crystallize. The mayo clinic reported people who reported drinking beer frequently had a 41 percent lower incidence of forming kidney stones than those people who did not drink alcoholic beverages. Ask your doctor for his advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, many ways.: There are many different types of kidney stones, and therefore many different causes of stones. Many times diet is a factor, but sometimes certain medical conditions or medications can be the cause. Even the way the kidneys process minerals in the urine can lead to stones. If you have a history of kidney stones, a 24 hr urine test and blood tests can help a nephrologist find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones. Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...Read more
Drink fluids: plenty , that includes coffee and tea besides medications if indicted . . ...Read more
Diagnosed Friday with kidney stone at hospital i have been drinking 6-7 bottles of water a day it is 2mm how long will it take to pass?please help thx
Well: it varies stones can pass in a couple of days especially if they are moving.Stones can also stay in one place for years.Ask your urologist fir specific advice ...Read more
Is 1 beer a day good for overall health & could prevent kidney stones? Am I misinformed about this?
Possibly: Moderate (1-2 drinks daily) alcohol consumption in men has been shown to reduce blood pressure and increase hdl. The increase in urine volume may be helpful in the reduction of stone formation. However, if one does not drink alcohol these are not felt to be reasons to start doing so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now i drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)
I am male, weigh 245 pounds, am 6 ft 1, a vegetarian nonsmoker, barely exercise and have had a kidney stone. How much should I be drinking per day?
How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day i want this out!
2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more
Is it true that as a male in my early 30s, I should be drinking about 0.5 litres more fluids a day because I had a kidney stone a few years ago?
I'm on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and diamox. Both can contribute to kidney stone formation. If i drink a gallon of water or more a day will this reduce the risk?
Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not associated with increased stone risk like older sulfa drugs. Diamox, yes as it lowers urinary citrate, an inhibitor of calcium stone formation. Regardless of composition of urinary stones, the best and most effective preventive measure is increased fluid intake with the goal of making 2.0-2.5 l (~65-85 oz) urine/24 hrs. How much to drink to achieve that goal depends on many factors. ...Read more
It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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