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Smart Water Causing Kidney Stones
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
I drink 2 liters of water daily but I don't feel the urge to go to the toilet until night, I have kidney stones, is this the cause?
Water: The amount of urine that you drink is certainly what is recommended. The fact that you don't feel the urge is not related to kidney stones. Having kidney stones can cause pain, nausea, vomiting and lead to dehydration. If the stone is causing blockage, that can certainly also decrease urine output from that kidney ...Read more
Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?
Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more
Doctors are always saying drink lemon water to help with my kidney stones. Only problem is the lemon water causes me to have a UTI. What else is good?
Here are some. ..: Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Perhaps: One of the treatments for kidney stones involves increasing the flow through the kidneys, and water may help some, but an IV of saline (salt water) increases it much more. Drinking salt water is not usually well tolerated, but large volumes of oral or IV fluids that contain various salts and water may help if the stone is not attached or stuck in the ureter. ...Read more
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
> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothing, . ....... The average soldier in desert storm needed 3-12 gallons of water per day. Travel, especially on an airplane, requires additional fluids: why do you think the flight attendents are always offering you water. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It may make some stones worse. Please discuss the issue with your doctor as different treatments are needed, depending on the type of stone. ...Read more
Can kidney stones be treated early without medical intervention? Is just drinking more water enough?
I get kidney stones, how much water should I drink a day? Right now I drink 6-8 litres a day (500ml every hour)
I have a diagnosed 3mm kidney stone. How long will it take to pass? Was In ER yesterday for it. Any tips? Been drinking lots of water.
It has been little over a week and I have yet to pass my 2 mm kidney stone. Should I be worried? Been having constant pain and drinking lots of water.
D3 and water: Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. ...Read more
It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read more
Not likely...: Electrolyte-containing Propel water would not help a stone pass through ureter to bladder although vigorous increase in urine excretion by increasing oral fluid or diuretics or alpha-blocker has been touted, but not firmly proved, to speed up stone passage for decades. In general, a <4-mm stone may pass in 2 wks for 75-85% of times. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling timely. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Will probably pass but will usually hurt. Speak with a urologist. ...Read more
Does drinking lots of water help actually minimize kidney stone pain or does it just hurry the passage?
No: Drinking water may help pass the stone but will not decrease the pain level. ...Read more
How much water should I be drinking with a 2mm kidney stone? In simple terms how many cups should I be drinking through out the day I want this out!
2-3 liters/day: Hydration will help prevent this stone from growing and prevent future stones from forming. Depending on where this 2mm stone is located, hydration may also help it to pass. Size of the stone affects the likelihood of passage. Strain your urine and save the stone. See a urologist. ...Read more
It may, but the idea: Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision. ...Read more
Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?
Eat an alkaline diet: The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. ...Read more
I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??
The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested.
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
I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.
Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter. Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more
I have a 3.6mm max kidney stone just found by ultra sound. I am drinking 3 or above ltr of water since 2 days. Even now it is paining on both sides.
Urologist: See your urologist. The stone may be causing the pain and you need different treatment. ...Read more
Been visiting country in east africa. I accidently been drinking unfiltered water 20days. Tasted fine and look fine. Possibilities of Lead? Kidney stone
Stop worrying: The locals drink it all the time. So do the animals. They are fine. You cannot eliminate every possible toxic exposure. Your body is surprisingly tough. People who tell you to worry yourself over every trivial exposure at not your friends; they are actually trying to make you feel sick. I hope you enjoyed Africa and her wonderful people. ...Read more
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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