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Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Of course not: It tastes good, though. There are several sites promoting it as a 'miracle food' that are so silly that I think they must have been written as parodies or practical jokes. ('if we don't break down our water molecules to smaller sizes...') if you actually have some concerns about your liver and/or kidneys (perhaps some abnormal labs), your best guide is your physician. ...Read more

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 it true warm water and lemon helps flush liver and kidneys?

Is it true warm water and lemon helps flush liver and kidneys?

Fluids Flush Kidneys: Nope. This is a myth that is of no medicinal value. Keeping well hydrated is good for both the colon and the kidneys, but specifically warm water and lemons is a false health myth. ...Read more

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For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

For kidney stone patients, is there any value of putting lemon juice in water?

Depends: There are multiple types of stones, some form in acid pH others in alkaline pH. You may consult this site for dietary advice about kidney stones.
www. Kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov.

In general drinking more water will help in preventing stones. ...Read more

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

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What is drinking 8 oz water with juice of a 1/2 lemon suppose to accomplish for kidney stone patients?

Here are some. ..: Forming crystals and stones is a constant process and the most important factor to prevent recurrence is keep the concentration of all stone ingredients in the urine for stone formation always below their threshold to form crystals. So, largely, keep 24-hr urine output > 2500 cc constantly. Drinking the fluid like lemon is to supply one of the known stone inhibitors - citrate; so, it may help... ...Read more

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Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though. He drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??

Husbands ultrasound keeps finding renal calculi in both kidneys. He has No symptoms though. He drinks lot water daily and lemon but still gets stones??

Get 24 hour urine: If your husband has had issues with stones then he should undergo a metabolic evaluation including blood tests and also a 24 hour urine collection to determine his stone risk factors so that prevention can be optimized. He also may need additional imaging as ultrasound does not provide as high a resolution to accurately size stones and pinpoint locations. See your urologist ...Read more

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Daughter had no bacteria in her urine but it was sent out cuz there was still some in it can a urine culture tell whether this is affecting the kidney?

Daughter had no bacteria in her urine but it was sent out cuz there was still some in it can a urine culture tell whether this is affecting the kidney?

No: A urine culture only tells you if there is bacteria in the urine. If there is, it could be confined to just the bladder and not at all affecting the kidneys. However, a positive culture does not exclude kidney involvement either. Doc will be looking at whether there is protein in urine and blood work of BUN and creatinine to see if kidneys involved. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones harbour bacteria?

Can kidney stones harbour bacteria?

Yes: Bacteria can reside in kidney stones, and some bacteria which produce kidney infection will help to initiate the formation of stones. ...Read more

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Can my kidney become infected by bacteria?

Can my kidney become infected by bacteria?

Yes: The leading cause of kidney infections is bacteria. Kidney infections are sometimes also referred to as uti's and cause symptoms like more frequent urination, burning with urination, fevers, nausea and/or back pain. ...Read more

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Is there any research saying that kidney stones are caused by some bacteria?

Is there any research saying that kidney stones are caused by some bacteria?

Kidney infection may: Predispose to stones through more than one mechanism. Some bacteria ferment materials in urine and change the ph that facilitates crystal formation and stone formation. Bacterial can also provide a nidus for crystal deposition and stone formation. ...Read more

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Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Yes.: If a bacteria is the cause of a kidney abcess and cannot be treated adequately by antibiotics, then surgical debridement will be necessary. ...Read more

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What part of kidney involved in converting/metabolizing vit d? Can that part be permanently damaged by bacteria and/or congenital defect?

What part of kidney involved in converting/metabolizing vit d? Can that part be permanently damaged by bacteria and/or congenital defect?

Kidney: It can be damaged when the bacteria damages the whole kidney. (does not do specific to that area). Same thing goes to congenital defects. ...Read more

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Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. Unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. Is safe?

Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. Unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. Is safe?

Prevent meningitis: Your doc has put you on what's called 'chemoprophylaxis' -which is using medication to prevent infection after a possible exposure. I trust ur doc weighed the benefits vs. Very small risks of putting you on therapy. Indeed, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a very good medicine for this -and with having only one kidney it should be OK. You should take a 1x dose. That lessens the chance for side-effects further. ...Read more

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Went to dr on thursday. I was told I had bacteria and yeast in my urine. They cthe urine and found out that the yeast was coming from kidneys. Serious?

Went to dr on thursday. I was told I had bacteria and yeast in my urine. They cthe urine and found out that the yeast was coming from kidneys. Serious?

Probably not, but...: First, make sure that ua was done with carefully collected midstream urine specimen, especially for sexually active females. As a result, some or few wbcs, bacteria, or yeasts alone should not assume to have kidney infection without assessing overall clinical, especially systemic sx, pictures and imaging evidence. It has been a relative common practice among pcp/er with such assumption. ...Read more

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The insides of my throut hurts, but not very badly just uncomfortable. Tryed killing the bacteria or whatever in my throut by the use, of lemons. Help?

The insides of my throut hurts, but not very badly just uncomfortable. Tryed killing the bacteria or whatever in my throut by the use, of lemons. Help?

Pharyngitis: This may be strep throat, in which case you should be examined, diagnosed and treated with antibiotics to prevent the possible development of post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. Lemons will not do this. Best of luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

When you have a kidney stone, is your urine usually bright lemon yellow?

No: A tinge of blood, perhaps. Weird-colored urine most often reflects something in the diet or especially medications -- some makers of overpriced vitamins spike them with stuff that changes the urine color so people will believe they're magic. I wouldn't wish a kidney stone on anyone and hope you'll get diagnosed / treated as required with a good result. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine I get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney (as opposed to bladder infections), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...Read more

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I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?

See your doctor: It would be helpful to have one of your kidney stones analyzed. Regarding your cravings, be careful with excesses of anything, especially salt. The lemons will offer some citric acid to your system. Small amounts should not be a problem. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What causes rare bacteria in UTIs? I've had raoultella planticola, aerococcus urinae, strep b. I have hydro in kidneys but urologist says not related.

What causes rare bacteria in UTIs? I've had raoultella planticola, aerococcus urinae, strep b. I have hydro in kidneys but urologist says not related.

Here are some...: How have you been sick, like pain, fever, etc.? Clinically, anyone should correlated the findings of lab reports like those in urine culture with individual clinical pictures. Thereby the significance of the lab finding could be defined. To help put all related things together correctly, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Thereby you can work better with doc... ...Read more

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Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

No: Lemon juice and lemonade are recommended for prevention of kidney stones. Lemonade increases urinary citrate levels. Citrate helps block the formation of certain kinds of calcium-based kidney stones. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection without having bacteria or leukocytes in your urine?

Is it possible to have a kidney infection without having bacteria or leukocytes in your urine?

Yes: Urine tests, like all diagnostic tests, are not perfect. Additionally, if you are taking antibiotics when you submit the specimen, the sample may appear normal despite an ongoing infection. Lastly, if your infected kidney is completely obstructed (i.e. By a stone), the urine tests may look negative. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby

See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed. Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more

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I went to ER with uti, dr said it was the onset of one. And had very little WBC and hardly bacteria. Why's my kidney area hurt so bad then? No stones

I went to ER with uti, dr said it was the onset of one. And had very little WBC and hardly bacteria. Why's my kidney area hurt so bad then? No stones

Kidneys or backpain?: Your kidney area or back may be hurting due to musculoskeletal pain (pulling a muscle at the gym or doing something out of the ordinary) is common. Kidneystones happen and are very painful. If no fever, painful urination or urgency/frequency, try some ice, Ibuprofen and if no relief see your doc. Also drink lots of water; it helps get bacteria out. Void after intercourse, wipe front to back! ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more