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How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?

Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite.  What diet restrictions would help?

Calcium stones: You have a mix of calcium containing stones. If you have no other medical disease, increase your water intake to 2L per day. 24Hour urine metabolic test needed in 6-8 weeks post stone. decreasing the daily salt intake is the single best step and not calcium. Further changes in diet need the results of the test to determine if you need medications, dietary changes or both ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone twice in my life, so i need a diet chart to prevent it re-occurring, can I get a diet chart?

I had a kidney stone twice in my life, so i need a diet chart to prevent it re-occurring, can I get a diet chart?

Ask a dietician: The specific composition of the kidney stone will determine what things in your diet may contribute to the stone forming. If you know the composition of the stone, then you can alter your diet accordingly. There is not a single chart, and each stone is unique to each person. In general, they have calcium and another protein. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

Many paths to CaOx: While your stones are made of calcium oxalate, the cause for why you make stones is best assessed by undergoing a 24 hour urine collection. This, paired with blood work, can help to show why you make stones. The answer could be elevated urinary oxalates....Or not. Other causes include low levels of citrate or magnesium in your diet (easily replaced), low urine output or high urinary calcium. ...Read more

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My urine test shows calcium oxalate(+). Do i have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?

Kidney stones: Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate. Visit this page to know about oxalate content in food. https://regepi.bwh.harvard.edu/health/nutrition.html ...Read more

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I am bodybuilder of 25. I suffered kidney stone, which was calcium oxelate. It has passed. Please suggest me diet chart for muscle gain & energy?

I am bodybuilder of 25. I  suffered kidney stone,  which was calcium oxelate. It has passed. Please suggest me diet chart for muscle gain & energy?

Find the cause: Try to figure out why you passed the oxalate stone. Stay well-hydrated at all times. Your physician may test you to see whether you absorb calcium too readily through your gut, and perhaps recommend treatment accordingly. Bodybuilders usually have a high-protein, lowish-carb, lowish-fat moderate-calorie diet and your having a stone should not affect this. ...Read more

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My mother has a 5.8mm kidney stone. What is the water level that she has to take daily. And kindly please give other diet info to pass the stone away.

My mother has a 5.8mm kidney stone. What is the water level that she has to take daily. And kindly please give other diet info to pass the stone away.

No specific amount: Where is the stone? If in the ureter, a stone this size has about 15% chance of passage. Alpha blockers may relax the ureter to give more room for the stone to pass. May take a few days to a few weeks to pass. Endoscopic basket extraction is the next step depending on factors such as hydronephrosis, pain control.... Space is limited so "google" some of these terms.Diet will not help passage. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for kidney stone?

Any home remedies for kidney stone?

Here are some ...: Making existing stones disappear or preventing stone recurrence has always excited the patients with urinary stones, but there has been no constant reliable remedies for these goals, but keeping urine diluted to impossibly form stone crystals in kidneys and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meats, & dairy products by >50% could make a difference in reducing stone recurrence. More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to pass a kidney stone?

Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone.Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small ...Read more

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What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

What can I do for 2x1 CM kidney stone?

Probable PNL: 2x1 CM stone is quite large and best managed by percuteous nephro-lithotripsy. This will involve having a tube placed in the kidney by urologist or interventional radiologist. Then nephroscope is passed thru tube and kidney is broken up by laser or lithoclst. Your stone is certainly to big for ureteroscopic lithotripsy and larger than recommendations for shockwave lithotripsy (most non-invasive). ...Read more

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Vegan Diet (Definition)

Vegans undertake their diet either out of concern for the way that factory-farmed animals are treated, or because they have heard too-good-to-be-true claims about the health benefits. Anyone undertaking a vegan diet will need to supplement elaborately in order to avoid ruining their health, but i especially honor those gentle souls who do it ...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