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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...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


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Does folic acid prevent kidney stones?

Does folic acid prevent kidney stones?

No: To my knowledge, Folic Acid deficiency is not associated with kidney stones nor does Folic Acid supplementation prevent stones. The vast majority of patients who have repeated episodes of kidney stones have at least one metabolic abnormality which can be specifically corrected with available measures. ...Read more

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Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Often normal: Uric acid crystals in an acid urine usually mean nothing. They precipitate as the urine cools. If there's no other evidence of a kidney stone, forget about them. There's no connection with common bile duct stones. ...Read more

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Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

Can alcohol dissolve kidney stone ?

No: Ingested (swallowed) alcohol does not dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Does calcium citrate prevent kidney stones?

Does calcium citrate prevent kidney stones?

Calcium citrate: No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones. The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, but you should get citrate from lemon, orange, and Urocit K and Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate) and Polycitra. ...Read more

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Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

Is lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) still available to prevent kidney stones?

See below: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid), the only urease inhibitor available for urea-splitting urinary infections in association with struvite stones, is available again at pharmacies nationwide, according to the drug's marketer, mission pharmacal. ...Read more

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How to lower kidney uric acid index?

How to lower kidney uric acid index?

see details: There is no such thing as a kidney uric acid index. If you have no history of gout or kidney stones, you should do nothing. If you do have one or these issues you should be on meds such as allopurinol. Diets and hydration have little effect on the urine uric acid. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause kidney stones?

No: Respectfully, calcium restriction is no longer thought to be of benefit in the prevention of kidney stones. Patients with calcium-oxalate stones, benefit from taking Tums (calcium carbonate) with meals. The dietary calcium in the Tums (calcium carbonate) binds to the oxalate in the food, preventing its absorption and ultimate excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Can TUMS cause kidney stones?

Can TUMS cause kidney stones?

Usually not...: Usually, using antiacid should not cause kidney stone since the key cause for urinary stone formation is genetic factors, which is still unknown to us on how to detect its related strength. That is why healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession is the foundation of care. More on life reality? Go to peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Can ascorbic acid develop a kidney failure or kidney stone? Thanks

Different effects: Citric acid can prevent the individual crystals of calcium salts from forming stones; however, for individuals with renal insufficiency, large doses of vitamin c are not prudent - see you dac! ...Read more

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Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Caldium oxsalte. Kidney stone removal?

Kidney stones: Treatment options for calcium oxylate stones are dictated by the size, location and density of the stone. Eswl (shock wave lithotripsy) is often effective for small to moderate size stones in the kidney or upper ureter. Large stones in the kidney may require pcnl (keyhole surgery with scope through the back). Stones in the lower ureter often require ureteroscopic extraction. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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Whats uric acid?

Whats uric acid?

Metabolis by-product: Uric acid is formed in the process of metabolism of proteins by the body. It can also form with high cellular turnover in persons undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Uric acid can get to high levels and precipitate out in the body in joints, soft tissues and in the kidneys to give "gout". Medications, diet, hydration are the treatments. ...Read more

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Can renal stone effect GFR ?

Yes...: Not directly. The process of stone formation involves some chemical transportation across the membranes and tubules.......this eventually decreases GFR. ...Read more

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Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

Will high oxalate intake lead to kidney stones?

^Na, malabsorption,: A high sodium, or na intake, and hypercalcemia, a malabsorption syndrome(s) where calcium is bound in the intestinal tract, and high uric acid in blood and urine all help form stones, specifically calcium oxalate stones. They cause a high concentration of calcium and/or oxalate in the urine and make formation of stones more likely. High oxalate may do it, but not likely if above are abscent. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more

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What is the medicine used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and what are the side affects?

Uric acid stones: Allopurinol and febuxostat are used; side effects include rash, allergy, liver irritation. Work on diet: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this dilutes uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using egg white and fish for protein ...Read more

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Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Can i take Advocare weght loss products if im being treated for uric acid kidney stones. Have not had stones in 5 years?

Yes you can.: You certainly can, especially if you want to throw your money away. These products are expensive and a simple low carbohydrate diet and exercising will be much more effective. ...Read more

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Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Is it good to take omega 3 tablets if a person has high uric acid n kidney stones?

Omega 3: Omega 3 is excellent - it will not affect stones but will improve vascular health: Diet matters; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white; ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 helps to reduce uric acid level and kidney stones?

No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read more

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more

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It it possible for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be (uric acid)?

It it possible  for kidney stones to show up on ultrasound and not of CT scan if so what kind of stones would they be  (uric acid)?

Uric acid stones: yes, this is possible: Uric acid stones are not very radio-opaque - so plain XRAY miss them; so might CT, unless contrast is used. Ultrasound will not miss them, unless small - less than 5 mm ...Read more

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I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

I have a nerve pain on the left knee and also on left feet. I checked a Uric acid check it was normal. 6.6 I had kidney stones 6 months back?

Gout can begin stone: Yiu may not have gout but gout can begin wiht kidney stones a nd 10 years later gout attacks. Is your stone a uric acid stone or a calcium stone with a uric acid center. The nerve pain is another issue that needs to be clarified. One uric acid level is not enough to diagnose gout. Gout is best diagnosed by finding urate crystals in the joint. See your physiciasn with this information ...Read more

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I have stone in both left and right kidney uric acid allso high?

See details: Then you start Allopurinol at a dose to lower your serum uric acid below 6 mg/dl and you have a urologist determine what treatment if any needs to be directed at the stones. ...Read more

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I have uric acid stone in my kidney of 6 to 9 mm is it possible it will pass through urine.

Less likely to pass: Kidney stones of 5 mm or less will pass easily with fluids. stones 15mm or more will require shock waves to brake it down in order to pass. Your kidney stone could pass with excessive fluids 4 liters plus tamsulosin & reduce protein intake. If it does not pass, urologist could help take it out ...Read more

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Would uric acid stones show up necessarily in bloodwork ? Or more so in urinalysis . My grandfather died of urea poisoning from kidneys . Very scared

Uric Acid: The stones would not be picked up in the blood, but the uric acid is easily tested. Your physician can easily request this from the lab or may have already tested you. ...Read more

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How to lower kidney uric acid index?

see details: There is no such thing as a kidney uric acid index. If you have no history of gout or kidney stones, you should do nothing. If you do have one or these issues you should be on meds such as allopurinol. Diets and hydration have little effect on the urine uric acid. ...Read more

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Urea 15.68 mg/dl, creatinine 1.02 mg/dl, uric acid 6.25 mg/dl, do I have kidney issues?

Urea 15.68 mg/dl, creatinine  1.02 mg/dl, uric acid 6.25 mg/dl, do I have kidney issues?

Normal: Your values appear to be within the normal range for a 26 year old male of average size (weight and height). Talk to your doctor for a thorough interpretation of these values, which she/he must have ordered for a reason. Be sure to let him/her know of any concerns you may have about your renal health so he/she can investigate further. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have tiny foci in both kidney size 3.3 mm all RFT ,LFT ,CBC reports are normal but only uric acid is 8.2 level ?

See details: I assume you are talking about small kidney stones. Your uric acid level is too high and you should be on allopurinol to drive your serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dl. An elevated uric acid increases the risk for both uric acid and calcium stones. ...Read more

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38 male, 130/90 bp and 7 uric acid and 90kg weight. What should be best post workout diet to build muscle yet good kidneys and bp?

38 male, 130/90 bp and 7 uric acid and 90kg weight. What should be best post workout diet to build muscle yet good kidneys and bp?

Less diet: It would do you good to lose weight. You did not say how tall you are, however, unless you are over 6 feet tall, aim for your weight to be below 70 kg. 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. ...Read more

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Ultrasound kidney multicist b.p 130.90 uric acid boarder level what medication?

Ultrasound kidney   multicist  b.p 130.90 uric acid boarder level what  medication?

An ACE INHIBITOR : Try an ACE INHIBITOR such as prendropril or lisinopril. But see a good nephrologist, kidney doctor, for monitoring polycystic kidney disease. Follow up with doctor is key and control blood pressure. People with polycystic kidney disease can also get liver and brain cysts. Therefore please ask doctor for a plan to watch out for those problems as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any effective medicines to control the uric acid and creatinine levels of kidney patients or diets.?

Can you tell me is there any effective medicines to control the uric acid and creatinine levels of kidney patients or diets.?

Yes: There are certain medications available to reduce uric acid levels (allopurinol, uloric). There are no medicines available specifically to control cretinine levels but treating the underlying disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) may improve your creatinine. ...Read more

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How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. if its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?

How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. if its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?

Yes and no: The are medications to reduce it depending on your evaluation. We often treat it when you have gout attacks which are due to high uric acid levels which percipitate in the joitns. High uric acid does also caus e kidney stones. There is some data to correlate with cardiovascular meidcal risks to elevate uric aicd but we often do not treat the elevated uric acid alone. These are issues to d ...Read more

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Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder?  What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Not by itself : An enlarged gallbladder by itself is not necessarily concerning unless associated with intermittent bouts of cholecystitis. High uric acid levels may be associated with gout. ...Read more

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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


Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more