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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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Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones. I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Why r my calcium levels normal, while my ionized calcium levels are high? I have bone pain, fatigue, kidney stones.  I don't know pth level, or vit. D.

Half if calcium: In the blood is bound to proteins and inactive. The other, active, half is the ionized or free calcium, which is what really does the heavy lifting and is more accurate cllinically. You really need the other lab and a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Consistently my BP is extremely high I.e. 150 by 100. Its being for more then 4 months. I have problem of kidney stone. 10 days ago, I had an lithotri?

Consistently my BP is extremely high I.e. 150 by 100. Its being for more then 4 months. I have problem of kidney stone. 10 days ago, I had an lithotri?

Hypertension . . .: It is important that you see your doctor to evaluate and treat (if necessary) your elevated blood pressure readings. While short term, these readings might not be dangerous to you (today), long term elevated readings can lead to the development of premature cardiovascular disease (heart disease, strokes, kidney disease,). Please speak with your doctor about this. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is a pth of 51 high for a 61 year old female with long history of kidney stones?

Is a pth of 51 high for a 61 year old female with long history of kidney stones?

Borderline: Your PTH seems to be borderline high. With a history of kidney stones the possibility of hyperparathyroidism should be entertained and further work-up may be needed. Talk to your endocrinologist about your results. ...Read more

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Is it a possibility that because I have kidney stones that the pain when i stand up its making my pulse go up pretty high?

Is it a possibility that because I have kidney stones that the pain when i stand up its making my pulse go up pretty high?

Yes: Pain causes stress, stress causes release of epinephrine, Epinephrine will raise your pulse. Are you sure the pain is related to your kidney problem? Stones in the kidney don't usually cause pain unless the get into the ureter and cause irritation and blockage. Just be sure the pain isn't something else! ...Read more

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Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

^Na, malabsorption,: A high sodium, or na intake, and hypercalcemia, a malabsorption syndrome(s) where calcium is bound in the intestinal tract, and high uric acid in blood and urine all help form stones, specifically calcium oxalate stones. They cause a high concentration of calcium and/or oxalate in the urine and make formation of stones more likely. High oxalate may do it, but not likely if above are abscent. ...Read more

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Does taking a pre workout supplement affect kidney stone formation if I have had stones because of high oxolates. Thank you?

Yes, Mg and B6!: Magnesium binds to the oxalate secreted by the liver in the bile. B6 decreases hepatic production of oxalate! two 5 0mg b6 tablets daily and two 250 mg mg tablets should help! ...Read more

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If peanut butter is healthy in moderation, can a person prone to kidney stones still eat it because of its high oxalate level?

If peanut butter is healthy in moderation, can a person prone to kidney stones still eat it because of its high oxalate level?

Only in moderation!: Oxalate renal stones are formed due to excess oxalate in the urine, caused primarity by excessive meat, peanut or chocolate consumption. Avoiding these stones involves drinking fluids, avoiding oxalate contaning foods in excess, and consuming calcium containing foods - calcium binds oxalate in the gut, preventing its absorption. Spinach is actually one of the foods highest in oxalate! ...Read more

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Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

No: But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

Proteinuria: Protein in the urine is not normal. Your EGFR is in the normal range. Stones may irritate and allow some protein to appear in the urine, but this requires additional evaluation. ...Read more

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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