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Sugar And Kidney Stones
We missed the appointment because we have no electricity at this time. We will reschedule appointment. Here are the things we need to discuss with you. 1. Recurrent kidney stones taking urocit k 2. High fasting blood sugar taking Metformin 3. High para
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
Doc my problems now is I want to have meal plan what food to intake if having high cholesterol, high sugar level and kidney stone? Thank you.
A bit complicated: To answer in these 400 or less character responses. While it's simple to suggest a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits, with healthy fats like avocados, oily fish and nuts along with whole grains, remember that certain types of kidney stones will require modifications of the amounts of greens and other assorted food stuffs Consider a formal consultation more detailed guidance. ...Read more
My legs feel cold and tingle some toes feel numb blood sugar 101, I have kidney stones, low stomach acid and hypothyroid 7 mm stone in?
Is it ok for my sister to have some refined sugar, such as from cake and ice cream, because she has a kidney stone?
Why am I frequently voiding? Not a lot of water intake, blood sugar is 117, and urinalysis was all negative. Slight pain in left hip/ pelvic area. Could this be kidney stones?
Need more info: Was the blood sugar you reported, fasting? If yes, it is in the pre-diabetic range. You should get an A1c test. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult a doctor in person. ...Read more
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read more
Small pass, big UroDr: Stones up to 5-6mm diameter can pass spontaneously, drink copiously. If stuck may require Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter, ureteroscopy or temp. Placement of jj stent. Electro-shockwave lithotripsy used for stones 6+-15 mm. Larger stones require percutaneous nephro-ltithotripsy (tube placed through skin into kidney, neproscope passed & stone fragmented with laser or lithoclast. Then metabolic work-up. ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Should not really affect anything.Get a more detailed answer ›
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read more
From renal failure: Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death. Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented. ...Read more
Surgery: The mainstay of treatment for kidney stones is surgery. If the stone is very small, medications may be used to help pass the stone spontaneously. However, for larger stones, surgery is the only option. Surgery includes endoscopic framgentation of the stones with various forms of therapy such as laser, electohydrohydraulic lithotripsy, or eswl (the bathtub with water). ...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