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Doctor insights on: Kidney Stones And Urocit K

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: It really depends on the cause of the stones. If you have a low citrate level in your urine or have calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorus stones, urocit k (potassium citrate) can help. However for uric acid stones it does not to much. ...Read more

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Does anyone still use urocit-k for kidney stones?

Does anyone still use urocit-k for kidney stones?

Yes: Potassium citrate is a useful drug for prevention of many, if not most types of stone formation. Though there may be different metabolic defects in different people who form calcium oxalate stones, k-citrate has been shown to improve urinary citrate excretion and thus binding of urinary calcium. In addition, increased urine ph can help reduce uric acid stone formation. ...Read more

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Urologist prescribed chlorathalidone & urocit-K to prevent kidney stones? How can I do this naturally?

Urologist prescribed chlorathalidone & urocit-K to prevent kidney stones? How can I do this naturally?

Here are some...: Urologist is trying to modify your urine features so not to form crystal congregation leading to stone formation with the drugs after diligent stone work-up. Even so, a clinical & laboratory follow-up is needed. Without stone work-up, I used: 1. maintain daily urine output > 2500 cc, & 2. decrease oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by >35-50% as universal preventive measures. ...Read more

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Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit K (potassium citrate): yes, this is potassium citrate. Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters per day. ...Read more

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Do you prescribe urocit k (potassium citrate) for the prevention of kidney stones?

Do you prescribe urocit k (potassium citrate) for the prevention of kidney stones?

Yes: It can be used to prevent recurrent kidney stones in patients with low urinary citrate. This measurement should be done by a specialized kidney stone laboratory. ...Read more

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12mm kidney stone?

12mm kidney stone?

Big one: It will require intervention to excise. Also, get your calcium and parathyroid hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stone ?

What causes kidney stone ?

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 more

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What causes a kidney stone?

What causes a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Usually a kidney stone is calcium oxalate, but, you need a work up with an u/a, and sma21 to confirm that you do have an issues.. Follow up with pmd {private medical doctor} for full work. ...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


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