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Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday i passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as i also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

Diet modification: You can have your urine analyzed for kidney stone risk factors. My usual recommendations are 1) increase plain water to at least 2 liters a day 2) decrease sodium intake 3) decrease animal protein intake 4) add a teaspoon of real lemon juice to diet daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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What can you do to prevent kidney stones in the future?

What can you do to prevent kidney stones in the future?

Hydration: Good hydration is the key. If you drink enough fluid to maintain a urine output of 2.5 liters a day, the risk of developing another stone drops by about 90%. ...Read more

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How to prevent kidney stones?

How to prevent kidney stones?

Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

What is the best way to prevent kidney stones?

Fluids + low salt: Drink 2 litres of water daily, this will keep you well hydrated and keep urine dilute thus calcium excreted by kidney less likely to crystalise + form stones. Low salt diet is 2nd most important feature as urinary calcium excretion is associated with salt excretion. Avoid xs red meat in diet. Moderate calcium in diet is fine and is not related to stone formation. Xs calcium may be. Ie healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent kidney stones?

Are there any good ways to prevent kidney stones?

Three General Rules: Stones form for two reasons: too much of something in the urine that promotes stone formation, or not enough of something that prevents them. 1. Hydration with 80-100 oz of water/day helps to reduce the risk, no matter the composition of the stone. 2. Limit sodium(salt) intake to 1400-1600 mg/day 3. Limit animal protein intake to < 10 oz/day, as uric acid (broken down from meat) promotes stones. ...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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What is a home remedy to prevent kidney stones?

Magnesium, B6, Water: Taking magnesium and vit b6 has been proven to reduce recurrence of kidney stones by 92%! it's really unfortunate so few doctors know this. Drinking more water is the other proven strategy. See http://www.Drwhitaker.Com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones. ...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 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

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


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