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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...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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What are some good foods to eat or things to drink to slow incontinence?

What are some good foods to eat or things to drink to slow incontinence?

Avoid irritants: There are no good foods to slow incontinence, but there are bladder irritants to avoid. These foods are not damaging to the bladder but affect bladder control: coffee, tea, caffeine, carbonated drinks, acid drinks/food such as citrus, tomato. However, cranberry, blueberry & lingonberry do help protect against uti. Use fresh berries or juice, not cocktail, which is full of sugar & calories. ...Read more

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How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?

Water: Different stones have different contents and require individual strategies for prevention. However, one thing common to causation of all stones is concentrated urine. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is always watery, colorless and odorless. ...Read more

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What amount spinach do you have to eat to get kidney stones?

What amount spinach do you have to eat to get kidney stones?

Spinach and oxalate: Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. Too much spinach would be one cup per day ...Read more

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35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

Diet: Best diet includes whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains, and healthy proteins --- Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. Minimize beans and lentils to have less flatulence. ...Read more

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Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Sure: Eat what you like unless your nephrologist tells you specifically otherwise. Drink plenty of water and comply with instructions depending on your type of stone. ...Read more

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What liquid or juices are good to drink to lose weight?

What liquid or juices are good to drink to lose weight?

Weight loss: In my opinion, people often focus too much on diet supplements when considering weight loss. There is far too little emphasis on activity. Even a brisk walk once per day can raise metabolic rate for 18 hours afterward. In short, high fiber, high protein diets have a prolonged gastric transit time. These foods stay in the stomach a long time give satiety (appetite suppression). +Run & swim ...Read more

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What's the good food to prevent kidney stones formation. And what food should I avoid if I have kidney stones.

What's the good food to prevent kidney stones formation. And what food should I avoid if I have kidney stones.

Diet isn't key: You can look around online and different urologists will tell you different things, but the key to preventing another stone is staying well-hydrated all the time -- be sure you never pass dark yellow urine. ...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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Please suggest what foods are good for you to eat if have gall bladder stones?

Please suggest what foods are good for you to eat if have gall bladder stones?

Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What is considered best: to drink protein or to eat foods that have high amounts of it?

What is considered best: to drink protein or to eat foods that have high amounts of it?

Makes no difference.: Protein is protein. At least from animal sources. I prefer lean meat over a protein shake! meat has many vitamins and minerals. Whey protein is protein only! ...Read more

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What diet or food/liquids are good to keep a healthy appendix?

What diet or food/liquids are good to keep a healthy appendix?

I am not: aware of any diet that can help or hurt your appendix. Recent studies suggest that certain viral infections might increase your chances of developing acute appendicitis, but this just an association, not cause and effect. And you really can't do much to prevent all viral infections. ...Read more

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Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Whats the best types of food or drink if your kidneys seem to be hurting?

Need evaluation: Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. You need to be evaluated to determine why the kidneys hurt. There may be an obstruction or infection. See a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the best things to eat/drink for adequate nutrition if one is not able to eat solid food?

What are the best things to eat/drink for adequate nutrition if one is not able to eat solid food?

Depends on Reason: It really depends on the reason you are unable to eat solid foods. If from a stomach bug, you want to consume what you can tolerate and what is appealing with an emphasis on hydration (alternating water and gatorade). If it is because of, say, a broken jaw, protein shakes are a good bet. You can also puree fruits, vegetables, and protein so that you have relatively normal nutrition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any way to make sure to eat pizza (except making at home) in a healthy way so to avoid heart problem Need tips,eg: don't take coke with pizza?

Is there any way to make sure to eat pizza (except making at home) in a healthy way so to avoid heart problem
Need tips,eg: don't take coke with pizza?

Limited consumption: You should eat veggie pizza only occasionally (like 1-2x a month). And very little cheese, if any. No meat. Pizza is not a healthy food no matter what you read or anyone else says. However, it is better than most other fast foods. Try to get pizza made with whole grain not white flour. Never drink soda/coke - it is never healthy. Drink water or tea. Exercise regularly (don;t need to do aerobics). ...Read more

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What are some foods recommended to eat when you have gall stones? I know what foods to avoid. Im looking for ideas of what i can eat

What are some foods recommended to eat when you have gall stones? I know what foods to avoid. Im looking for ideas of what i can eat

Fatty Foods: The GB is stimulated by fat so try to avoid these, otherwise, there are no foods that will cure this condition. YOU sound like it's tim,e for a cholecystectomy ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat or drink to stop an asthma attack?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat or drink to stop an asthma attack?

Treatment....: An asthma exacerbation is typically treated with bronchodilator inhalers. Steroid inhalers are used to decrease airway inflammation on a chronic basis. There is really no food or drink that will stop an asthma exacerbation. If the shortness of breath is severe or does not respond to bronchodilator inhaler, the person should go to the er immediately. ...Read more

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What are some snacks and foods that you would recommend for a type 1 diabetic to eat and routinely consume to help maintain lower blood sugar?

What are some snacks and foods that you would recommend for a type 1 diabetic to eat and routinely consume to help maintain lower blood sugar?

Good snack choices: Proteins will satisfy hunger but not elevate the blood sugar in between meals. Some protein choices include nuts, cheese, plain yogurt (minus the fruit & sugar). Other options include high fiber carb choice like fresh fruit, whole grain foods, and starchy vegetables like carrots. These will raise the blood sugar, so watch portion sizes! ...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