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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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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 can I do to prevent kidney stones from reoccurring?

What can I do to prevent kidney stones from reoccurring?

Stop nephrolithiasis: - hydration
- calcium rich foods
- low oxalate food
- low sodium diet
- low animal protein diet
- reduce Vitamin C
- stop causative medication e.g. Diuretic, steroid , decongestant and protease inhibitors
- consider preventer meds dependent on cause ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bladder stones?

What can I do to prevent bladder stones?

Urinate: Bladder stones are caused by one's inability to empty the bladder. The best way to prevent bladder stones is to keep your bladder empty, many times requiring medication or surgery to do so. ...Read more

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What can you do to take away the pain from kidney stones?

What can you do to take away the pain from kidney stones?

Passing or removing: Or having urologist pass ureteral stent to bypass blockage causing pain. May need prescription strength pain killers for actual pain if 600-800 mg Ibuprofen or extra-strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) insufficient to relieve pain. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

Kidney stones: Some are low fluid intake, high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, & high fructose corn syrup, calcium oxalate, grapefruit juice & apple juice, excess vitamin c & d, & alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

Kidney stone: The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

What can I do to pass a kidney stone the quickest?

Water Water: Significant fluid intake and the use of the medication Flomax (tamsulosin) will help pass stones as well as remaining active. ...Read more

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If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?

It depends: There are several causes for calcium oxalate stones. If the problem is due to high calcium in your urine, about 50% of the time, limiting calcium intake will have an effect. If you have renal leak hypercalcuria, then diet changes won't help but thiazide medications will. Some people have hyper parathyroid disease and diet changes wont help. ...Read more

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What should one do to reduce the chances of getting kidney stones?

What should one do to reduce the chances of getting kidney stones?

Kidney stones: There are several types of kidney stones so to a large degree the causative dietary items depend on composition. Most stones are calcium oxylate. Calcium intake is mot really the culprit. Oxylic acid often is though. There is likely a genetic predisposition for many, if not most, stone formers. Drinking enough fluid to make 2 liters of urine per day is the cornerstone of prevention for most. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

What can I do to avoid an unnecessary kidney stone removal?

Prevention : Preventing stones is the obvious answer. But if you have a stone it should be treated if it is unable to pass. If you have had previous stones and know your stone- type such as uric acid, this can be treated medically and may be dissolvable. Most calcium based stones however are not dissolvable and must be removed or passed. A urologist can guide you with these decisions. ...Read more

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How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

Stones: The risk of a 2nd stone in 7 years is 50%, stone analysis is single best test, a 24 hour urine test along with blood work helps define reason for stone formation, then there are simple things, if no medical issues, drink 2L of water in 24hr, decrease salt in diet, (sodium), and see a kidney doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. can anyone help?

What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. can anyone help?

Stone prevention: Citrate is the essential ingredient to prevent kidney stones. Sodium or potassium citrate is typically used for children, but is available only by prescription as polycitra or citrapH. Using lemon extract can work just as well. A child can take three tablespoons per day, added to any beverage. Knowing why stones form in your child is essential. Then targeted therapy can be added. ...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 can happen to your body when you have your parathyroid removed due to kidney stones?

What can happen to your body when you have your parathyroid removed due to kidney stones?

Glad it was done: Your parathyroids were taken out because of hyperparathyroidism which caused you to have kidney stones. You'll compensate well and feel and be much healthier. ...Read more

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What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

What can you do to pass small kidney stones stuck in the urethra?

By urinating: Drink lots of fluids and let nature take her course. At least for a woman, you're only dealing with a 1" urethra. Men have to pass through the prostatic portion and a 6" length of penile urethra! ...Read more

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How do you cure corns and prevent them from forming in the future?

How do you cure corns and prevent them from forming in the future?

Depends....: Treatments for corns can range from conservative to operative. If an operation is needed the correct operation is based on the character and what is causing the corns. You may want to see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could prevent cancer in the future?

Can you tell me how I could prevent cancer in the future?

Don't use tobacco: This is the most important single thing you can do. The HPV vaccine, getting colonoscopy and having precancerous polyps removed, having any hepatitis virus infections managed, avoid excess sunlight, and perhaps staying physically fit can also help. If you live long enough and don't die of something else, cancer somewhere in inevitable. Cherish each day of life and health. ...Read more

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I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

Need stone analysis: + 24hr urinalysis to find out stone composition ; amount of various substances in your urine. Such as calcium, citrate, uric acid etc, uologist or nephrologist will know. In mean time, always drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day, especially during summer. Most important thing to avoid or reduce is salt in your diet. Ur on hydrochlorthiazide, best med to reduce calcium in urine. Reduce red meat. ...Read more

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How do you prevent calcification in the arteries?

How do you prevent calcification in the arteries?

By preventing CAD: Calcification is just a sign of coronary atery disease and it can be prevented by lowering risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, sedentary life style, etc. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

A condition in which small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts form inside the kidneys.They can be extremely painful until they pass or are broken up ...Read more