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What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

See below: Medullary sponge kidney is a risk factor for kidney stone formation. There may be certain chemical abnormalities in the urine which allow formation of kidney stones.Your doctor
can run certain tests on the basis of which suggest changes in fluid intake, diet and maybe some medications to prevent stones from forming. ...Read more

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I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

See answer: Medullary sponge kidney is a common risk factor for kidney stones. That said, there is often an underlying metabolic problem contributing to stone formation and a 24-hour urine collection loking for such abnormalities is definitely recommended. Prevention is one goal, and eliminating any existing stone burden (especially >3-4mm) should be the other goal. Would recommend eswl for stone (s). ...Read more

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How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

Kidney: You must have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist and do so soon! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

None: Most folks with medullary sponge kidney have no symptoms. However, they are susceptible to kidney stones which can cause lots of problems esp. Pain. ...Read more

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What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

Good fluid intake: Medullary sponge kidneys are generally benign, although there is an increased risk of kidney stones. You should maintain a good water intake of at least 2 quarts per day. Also worthwhile trying to keep your urine slightly acidic with a ph<7.0. This can be achieved by judicious intake of potassium citrate, best monitored initially by a physician. Also periodic kidney ultrasounds to r/o stones. ...Read more

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I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

Difficult: Your physician will advise you on specifics depending on what kind of stone has formed. It is near-certain that you'll be advised strongly to drink as much water as is feasible. Hopefully this will prevent you from having to limit the vitamin d that is benefiting your skeleton. This is a fairly common kidney problem; you didn't cause it and probably you can learn to manage it. ...Read more

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Can sponge kidney kill u?

Can sponge kidney kill u?

Not usually: Medullary sponge kidney is associated with hematuria, stones and calcinosis. Sometimes accompanied by metabolic acidosis. There is no specific treatment and is frequently not associated with loss of renal function. It can be found with chronic kidney disease. It is not considered a fatal condition. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more

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I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing me its hard to breathe what should I do?

I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing me its hard to breathe what should I do?

UTI, pyelonephritis: It's highly possible that you have UTI. You need to have a urine test and culture first and start antibiotics right after. See your doc or go to ER. Drink liquid like cranberry juice meanwhile. ...Read more

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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications.
It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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I hv bad pain lt side flank I hv IBS hd norm bm but pain is stil there more then 2 hrs, tk dicyclomine no help also hv medulary sponge kidneys, advice?

See below: In medullary sponge kidney disease, there can be stone formation sometimes which could be one reason why you have pain in the flank. If that is the case then drinking more fluids and using potassium citrate will help. Could be something else too. ...Read more

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What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

Question unclear: Loop of henle is part of an individual nephron (1 immion/kidney) & situated between glomerulus (mini filter) in kidney cortex & collecting duct in kidney medulla. Nephron cells would form into a cyst if obstructed or perhaps as u say "could not reach medullary region". ...Read more

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What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

Depends: Was this on ultrasound? Ct? Could be very non-specific especially if your labs (creatinine and gfr) are normal. I wouldn't worry unless your doctor mentions any abnormalities in your blood work (you should ask him/her about this). ...Read more

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My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

Don't worry: This is a finding that is commonly reported on kidney ultrasound report. Without other finding, it really does not mean anything and you should not get concerned. In some instances it may be consistent with chronic kidney disease, or decreased kidney function. This should be discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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My 10 day old had a kidney ultrasound that showed density in medullary pyramid what does that mean?

My 10 day old had a kidney ultrasound that showed density in medullary pyramid what does that mean?

Can't tell: No way of knowing without seeing the images. It may be early calcification. Or it may be just that overall the kidneys were "echogenic". This is very common in newborns as they "recover" from the mild dehydration they are born with. ...Read more

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Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Kidney enlarged with a bipolar lenth of 13.9cm normal 10 -12cm The parenchyma is echopeanic and heterogeneous. There is loss of cortico-medullary dif?

Enlarged kidney: When there is echogenicity, that usually means a possiblity of small stones. Loss of the corticomedullary area means there is loss of kidney function. Enlargement of the kidney can be due to many factors. High blood pressure, kidney disease are the most common causes ...Read more

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There is 5.2mm stone in my kidney. How I can remove this. Which medicine I take for this. Which food I can eat and donot eat?

There is 5.2mm stone in my kidney. How I can remove this. Which medicine I take for this. Which food I can eat and donot eat?

Kidney stone: This size kidney stone can shrink or it can grow. To get this to shrink, you must follow a very careful diet and fluid plan. Essential components are: drink 4 liters per day; drink at least one quart of strong lemonade per day; eat very little salt; minimize animal protein; add 4 servings of tropical fruit per day; avoid tea, chocolate, spinach, kale, okra, rhubarb (all rich in oxalate). ...Read more

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Food that I can't eat after kidney transplant?

Food that I can't eat after kidney transplant?

Grapefruit: You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications. ...Read more

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Is there food I can eat to get my kidneys working again?

No: No, but certain diets are less likely to hurt the kidneys. In diabetics with poor sugar control are more likely to have renal progression to dialysis than those with good sugar control. So, I highly recommend adhering to an ada diet. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat to get the kidneys back to good health?

Renal diets: A low sodium diet is often recommended for kidney patients but, if kidney disease is moderate to severe, additional restrictions may be needed. Your health care provider may be able refer you to a local dietitian for education. Online organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) often provide free information - including recipes. Check out the NKF at www. Kidney. Org ...Read more

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What are some foods that I can eat while on vacation as a diabetic with kidney problems?

What are some foods that I can eat while on vacation as a diabetic with kidney problems?

Diabetic eating: Vacation should not stop you from eating properly as you would if not on vacation. Always eat vegetables, fruit, lean meat, and salads. ...Read more

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List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

Low sodium: Low sodium, avoid so called 'pop' or coke products, avoid nsaids, sometimes to avoid high potassium foods like tomato, orange, banana and potato. Healthy eating and lifestyle usually helps. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more

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How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

Water: Different stones have different contents and require individual strategies for prevention. However, one thing common to causation of all stones is concentrated urine. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is always watery, colorless and odorless. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesn't know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat?

Water: The most important thing is to drink plenty of water and lemonade throughout the day (more than 2.5-3 liters), maintain a low salt and a balanced diet. Cutting down animal protein also can help.
Next time he passes a stone, make sure he tries to retrieve it to get it analyzed.
A 24 hour urine collection for a stone panel also may help identify some of the problems. ...Read more

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Hi few weeks ago I had a bloodtest doctor said your kidney function is low it's 26% I got jst 1 kidney wht prcaustion I need & wht kind of food I eat?

Solitary kidney: Your single kidney is 50 percent impaired. So it is at risk to lose more function. YourBP must be 120-130/70-78 all the time. Eat a strict diet of low salt, low saturated fat, low phosphate, low potassium, foods. Be modest with animal protein - only 4 oz per day maximum. See a dietitian. Precisely diet should be 2000 mg sodium, 2000mg potassium, 800 mg phosphate, 50 gram protein. ...Read more

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What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys? Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet

Oxalate: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Diet - kidney stone: The kidney stone healthy diet includes 4 liters of fluid per day, one liter of lemonade or 4 tablespoons of lemon extract, low protein - about 4-5 ounces per day, low salt, and high intake of fruit and some vegetables. Stay away from kale, spinach, chocolate, tea. To gain weight, eat grains, pasta, sauce, breads, colored vegetables, colored fruit. ...Read more

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Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

You can eat spicy: Spicy food has nothing to do with hematuria but you should be checked to try to find the cause of the microhematuria. ...Read more

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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...Read more

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What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

What foods can you eat if you have both an Ovarian Cyst, hernia and two spotings on the kidney and bm area organ?

Healthy foods: I don't know of any foods that would affect an ovarian cyst. But definitely it seems that a lot of your health issues come from abdomen area. Make sure to eat a lot of fiber. I'm likely kale salads right now. Blueberries are another super food that's in season now. But fiber to keep your intestines regular is #1. Also stay well hydrated with water in these summer months. ...Read more

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Hi when I set up coffee machines I sometimes sip/taste 30 cups of coffee in a short time. Could this damage my kidneys? I eat as little as possible salt n sugar. Exercise regularly. Low processed foods so none to little sodium.

Hi when I set up coffee machines I sometimes sip/taste 30 cups of coffee in a short time. Could this damage my kidneys? I eat as little as possible salt n sugar. Exercise regularly. Low processed foods so none to little sodium.

Taste and spit: I trust that you do not drink 30 cups of coffee, just taste the coffee from 30 different cups. Taking up to 4 cups of coffee/day will not do harm and may be good for you.
It is good that you exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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