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I'm just wondering, if you drink one ore two sodas a day will you develop kidney stones or/and diabetes?

I'm just wondering, if you drink one ore two sodas a day will you develop kidney stones or/and diabetes?

Much greater chance: Sodas have extremely high levels of sugar (esp. High fructose corn syrup from gmo's) & if "diet" have nutrasweet, which is even more toxic! anyone who has any interest in being healthy should hardly ever drink this poison! the acidity worsens risk of kidney stones. Just 1 soda a day increases diabetes risk by 22%. Try kombucha instead! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Can baking soda cause kidney stones?

Can baking soda cause kidney stones?

Yes: If you eat enough baking soda so that your urine becomes too alkaline (i.e., high urine ph), you increase the risk of calcium phosphate kidney stones (although you decrease the risk of uric acid kidney stones). ...Read more

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Does soda like coke dr. P. Etc cause kidney stones?

Does soda like coke dr. P. Etc cause kidney stones?

No they don't: #1 cause of kidney stones is dehdration sausing urine output to be low & concentrated. #2 is hypercalcuria, secretion of excessive amounts of calcium in the urine. Kidney blockage causing stasis or hydronephrosis, other causes: high salt intake, kidney infections especially with proteus, gout & high uric acid excretion, inflammatory bowel disease & high urate excrettion, cystinuria. Not coke & drp. ...Read more

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Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Do I have to drink a lot of soda and sugary drinks to get kidney stones? Is there any other way?

Yes, many ways.: There are many different types of kidney stones, and therefore many different causes of stones. Many times diet is a factor, but sometimes certain medical conditions or medications can be the cause. Even the way the kidneys process minerals in the urine can lead to stones. If you have a history of kidney stones, a 24 hr urine test and blood tests can help a nephrologist find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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1.4cm and 1.2cm kidney stone left and right respectively. Taking citro-soda 4g 3xdaily.. What is the chance of excreting them naturally? (no surgery)

1.4cm and 1.2cm kidney stone left and right respectively. Taking citro-soda 4g 3xdaily.. What is the chance of excreting them naturally? (no surgery)

Lithotripsy: The stones may be too large to come out on their own. You should discuss the use of lithotripsy. It involves using sound waves to breakup the stone so that pieces of stones can come out with the urine. ...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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If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

If you put baking soda in your water will it help with kidney stones?

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

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Is baking soda a good remedy for preventing kidney stones and if so, how much?

Is baking soda a good remedy for preventing kidney stones and if so, how much?

Not really: Unfortunately, if it was helpful, you would have to essentially subsist on the supplement, to keep your urine ph alkaline...Which is far more likely to create other health problems over the long run than prevent some kinds of kidney stones. Only effective method for prevention is maintaining good hydration. Not going overboard on soda (pop) might help also. ...Read more

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Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

No: However you need to keep a high fluid intake & healthiest beverage is water. Try and consume > 64oz of fluid per day. ...Read more

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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


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