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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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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation! ...Read more

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I am bodybuilder of 25. I suffered kidney stone, which was calcium oxelate. It has passed. Please suggest me diet chart for muscle gain & energy?

I am bodybuilder of 25. I suffered kidney stone, which was calcium oxelate. It has passed. Please suggest me diet chart for muscle gain & energy?

Find the cause: Try to figure out why you passed the oxalate stone. Stay well-hydrated at all times. Your physician may test you to see whether you absorb calcium too readily through your gut, and perhaps recommend treatment accordingly. Bodybuilders usually have a high-protein, lowish-carb, lowish-fat moderate-calorie diet and your having a stone should not affect this. ...Read more

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Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

Will drinking to much water cause kidney stones?

No: Quite the contrary. Water intake is one of the most important aspects of prevention. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones. ...Read more

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Can I drink my Xanax (alprazolam) eventhough I have kidney stones?

Can I drink my Xanax (alprazolam) eventhough I have kidney stones?

Yes: Alprazolam (xanax) is fine with kidney stone. Should be careful about mixing narcotics with alprazolam, but apparently from your other post all they gave you was tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can drinking beer be good for kidney stones?

Beer and stones: The water in beer is good but te alcohol has no benefit. It is better to drink plain water to prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones?

Noni juice: 33 F asks Is Noni juice safe to drink when I have kidney stones? ANS: most likely. But unless you need to spend money on juices that don't seem to help much I would avoid Noni juice. Wait till there are good studies from the Noni juice team showing it is safe. ...Read more

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Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

Daily how much water drink to avoid kidney stones and constipation?

1-2 Liters of water: 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily.
May add coconut water 4-5/week.
Plenty of fresh vegetables & greens should help constipation. ...Read more

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Could the filtered tap water I'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

Could the filtered tap water I'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

No: Folks with a history of kidney stones generally benefit from drinking plenty of water. I'm sorry anyone suggested that a simple water filter was a problem. ...Read more

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Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Not really: In fact diet sprite (not pushing a product here), is loaded with citrates that are useful in decreasing saturation of the urine and stone formation. ...Read more

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I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can I eat carrot or drink carrot juice?

Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more

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I have kidney pain when I drink coffee. I'll stop drinking it but do you think it will give me kidney stones, and is this normal?

I have kidney pain when I drink coffee. I'll stop drinking it but do you think it will give me kidney stones, and is this normal?

Unclear.: "Kidney pain" is rare and usually only accompanies significant illness, like infection or stones. It is not clear that your coffee is causing pain in your kidneys, and coffee is not well related to flank pain in general. Kidney stones have both genetic and dietary predispositions; they are rare in people your age. Please see a doctor to determine the true cause of your flank pain and discuss. ...Read more

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I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?

I was released from hospital 5 days ago with kidney stone. Was told 6mm. Been drinking lots of water. How much time is needed for stone to pass?

Depends: Spontaneous passage depends on size (diameter)of stone: Under 5mm:75%, 5-7mm:60%, More than 7mm:under 40%. I am sure you were told to strain your urine. If no passage in 2 weeks it is probably a good idea to intervene by your urologist. Also if pain control is a problem. Location of stone is also a factor. Follow your urologist's recommendation. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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I hear kidney stones can be incredibly painful. Does drinking lots of water (staying hydrated) greatly diminish the risk of developing kidney stones?

I hear kidney stones can be incredibly painful. Does drinking lots of water (staying hydrated) greatly diminish the risk of developing kidney stones?

Kidney stones: 42 M from CA: Does drinking lots of H2O greatly dimenish risk kidney stones? ANS- formation of stones depends on many things. Dilution of stone forming chemicals is a way to stop. In theory at least. But evidence that increasing H20 decreases risk in general has not been tested that I am aware of. Worry about other things unless u/family have had stones. If so find cause of stones & Rx that. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

Drink fluids: Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. ...Read more

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Do you know are kidney stones from not drinking usually bad ones?

What is bad ones?: For most of stone formers, their cause for their stone is idiopathic and related with their inherent low stone inhibitors activity in urine. With no comprehensive stone work-up, no specific recommendation for stone prevention will be given, but keeping daily urine output >2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by 50% are a good decent effective advice. ...Read more

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Does drinking red bull causes kidney stones in men?

Not likely: It is not likely that drinking red bull will increase your risk of kidney stones. However the chemicals in the drink may have other deleterious effects. You would be better of switching to clean water. ...Read more

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If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

Not necessarily: Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones.

Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...Read more

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Can I get kidney stones from drinking 1000 miligrams of creatine a day?

Can I get kidney stones from drinking 1000 miligrams of creatine a day?

May contribute: Large amounts of creatinine may lead to relative dehydration, which in turn can lead to stone formation. Drink plenty of water if you choose to take creatine. ...Read more

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Does gatorade cause kidney stones. Just wondering since I drink a lot of it?

No: Gatorade does not cause kidney stones. It is mostly sugar water (with high fructose corn syrup, which is worse than sugar!), has minimal amounts of electrolytes, and is of no nutritional benefit. It will make you fat if you drink enough! ...Read more

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I just was diagnosed with kidney stones in both my kidneys, what should I be avoiding eating or drinking?

I just was diagnosed with kidney stones in both my kidneys, what should I be avoiding eating or drinking?

Stone composition: Is needed to determine diet modifications. 90 % of kidney stones can be prevented using combination of diet and drug therapy.
Calcium oxalate stone - avoid vitamin c, grapefruit juice, dark colas
uric acid stones: avoid berries, beer, animal protein. ...Read more

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Should I drink beer if I have a kidney stone?

Should I drink beer if I have a kidney stone?

Hydration is the key: Beer has no medicinal properties when it comes to kidney stones. Beer is mostly water. Making 2 liters of urine daily is recommended for prevention. Although alcohol is a diuretic (makes urine fast) it also leaves you dehydrated later, increasing stone formation risk. Water is the key! ...Read more

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Can I drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will I get a kidney stone?

Can I drink tea and eat ice cream? Or will I get a kidney stone?

Enjoy yourself: What you could do for yourself is stop reading "scare" internet pages. Most of your friends do both, and most do not have kidney stones. If you have some special concern, visit with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones I can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. ...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


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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