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Magnesium Citrate And Urinary Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Two ways: Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. Scientists used to believe that cranberries protected against utis by making the urine more acidic, and therefore inhospitable, to bacteria. ...Read more
History of neurogenic bladder, flaccid and current severe constipation. 45,male, lost one kidney to cancer. Can he take miralax or mag citrate?
Yes, you may...: Both Miralx and mag citrate are osmotic-type laxatives by making more water inside the bowel so to increase bulkiness and softness of foods residue for bowel movement. So, you may use them, but always with caution since individual reaction to any drug use may widely vary although being found to be safe as OTC remedy for constipation. Make sure not to take them > 1-2 weeks for chronic constipation. ...Read more
Can potassium gluconate, magnesium or invokana cause cloudiness and a popcorn like smell in the urine?
Likely Invokana: since the popcorn like smell is a result of urine full of glucose. I have had other patients complain of "sweet tea" and "just baked bread" smell to their urine, though the latter had a yeast infection. Cloudiness would make it more likely to be infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Can daily passing of sand-like kidney stones be a cause of chronic lower abdominal pain? If so, how? They are calcium oxalate and phosphate stones.
Gravel in urine: Yes - irritates bladder; To DO: Avoid dehydration; Follow this Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing swollen vagina and bloodstained urine. Probably urinary tract infection. Taking valpros and risperidone. What medicine to take?
See an OB/GYN: You need to be examined in order to be correctly diagnosed and treated. Go soon and hope you get better quickly. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Disregarding the wonderful side effect profile of a drug, you should stop using Replens now; then, wait and see if the described symptoms are tolerable to you and you're getting better slowly but surely day by day. If not resolved as wished and expected, see Doc timely for evaluation, confirmation, and counseling for the future. ...Read more
It can be used to..: It can be used to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones. Since you have already had kidney stones, i supect that they were trhis type. It is not used to treat other types of stones as a preventitive. B6 decreases liver production of oxalate and magnesium binds it in the gut to prevent it being resorbed and producing calcium oxalate stones in the kidney! always ask what your medicine is for! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for primer despite of i once had kidney stone problem?
Sure: This has nothing to do with kidney stones. Most stones are calcium-based and even then, the problem usually isn't so much excess calcium as insufficient water intake. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars -- today this is 100% preventable. Truth be told, my hope is that as you approach adulthood, you have greater access to and a better relationship with a personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Should urine be more acidic or alkaline to prevent/aid healing a urinary tract infection? I've heard very mixed answers. Does vit. C raise or lower ph
Acid: 80% of uncomplicated UTIs are due to E.coli.Urine has nitrates(from diet &produced naturally in body).Bacteria with nitrate reductase activity(eg:E.coli)convert nitrates to nitrites.At acid ph(low,eg:5-5)nitrites are converted to nitric oxides which are toxic to bacteria.So Vit.C(ascorbic acid)lowers ph.Dose is 75mg daily for female,90mg.for male.No space to discuss other type of UTIs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?
Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: The relationship between Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin and Potassium relates to the % of people having side effects. A study found that people that had underlying hypokalemia where more likely to have side effects from Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for ...Read more
MOM says NO: Just the thought of MOM gives me nausea but I must say, it usually works- if you take enough(which means the right dose for you, which isn't necessarily what's suggested on the label).As far as fever goes,it may be associated with a fever.For example, you have upset stomach and diarrhea causing a slight fever that you notice after taking the MOM,but it didn't cause the fever. High fever? See a doc ...Read more
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