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Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

Does too much soy cause kidney stones?

Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones. See: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/six-ways-to-keep-kidney-stones-at-bay-from-the-harvard-health-letter.Aspx. ...Read more

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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I have 4 kidney stones.. I would like to start using a protein shake for working out. Would i be better off to use a whey or soy because of my kidney stones?

I have 4 kidney stones.. I would like to start using a protein shake for working out. Would i be better off to use a whey or soy because of my  kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Animal protein is the riskiest protein. It is more acid and the acid releases calcium from bone. Soy has some oxalate, another risk for stones. Whey has no oxalate. I think whey is a bit "preferred". Keep total grams per day of all protein less than 60 gm. Drink 4 liters fluid per day. Include 4 tblspns ReaLemon extract per day. Minimize animal protein and oxalate foods. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

Drink water: There are a variety of conditions that predispose to kidney stone formation. Ultimately, one must stay well hydrated to keep urine output to about 2 liters per day. Also avoidance of excessive salt intake is a good measure. Some other conditions require more extensive treatments, medications, and even surgery to prevent further stone formation. ...Read more

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How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

How do u know u have stones in ur kidney?

By kidney sonogram: The only definite and accurate way is by ultra sound of kidneys.( xrays tend not to show the uric acid stones). However flank pain, blood in the urine , crystas upon urine exam can give a clue. ...Read more

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I have 5mm stones in both right and left kidneys?

I have 5mm stones in both right and left kidneys?

Needs evaluation: You should consult with nephrology or urology. Chemical analysis of 24-hour urine collections can provide insight as to why stones are forming. Simple blood tests screen for conditions that predispose to kidney stones, such as hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

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Why stone is formed in the kidney?

Why stone is formed in the kidney?

Nephrolithiasis: There are many different types of stones including calcium oxalate (mono & dihydrate), calcium phosphate, struvite, cystine, indinvir, matrix and uric acid stones, to name a few. However, the types of stone is not the whole answer. A complete stone risk analysis also includes specific serum and urine studies. In general, stone for from concentrated urine leading to crystallization then to stones. ...Read more

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Should a 1cm stone be left in kidney?

Should a 1cm stone be left in kidney?

Renal stones: Renal stones are not normal (or else everyone would have one). A 1 cm renal stone should be treated. See a urologist for options. Eswl shockwave lithotripsy is the most common procedure. ...Read more

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What should I do for a stone in the kidney?

What should I do for a stone in the kidney?

Urologist : you need to see a urologist to evaluate whether the stone can be passed on its own or whether you need to undergo a procedure to have the stone removed. How do you know you have a stone? See your primary care doc for an initial evaluation and you can then be referred to a urologist if indicated. ...Read more

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Severe pain in kidneys, stones have been diognosed?

Severe pain in kidneys, stones have been diognosed?

Stones : Your question is not clear but if you had history of kidney stones , the flank pain likely is a result of another stone. The pain is very severe with kidney stones . ...Read more

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