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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

What are good treatments for immediate kidney stone pain relief?

Drink beer: I have recommended this to my patients at times and they have gotten relief and seen earlier passage the the stone. It initially increases the urine flow and may move the stone faster and clear it. But if you do not keep hydrating , you will get dehydrated and it is not useful for longer lasting renal colic. ...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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Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

Banana stem is good for kidney stones?

Prescientific: There was a 1994 article from an obscure institution that makes no sense physiologically. The article's claim that this controls the excretion of oxalic acid and thus oxalate stones hasn't been reproduced so far as i can tell, but has grown into the preposterous tale that the juice dissolves kidney stones -- if this were true, urologists would use it on themselves. ...Read more

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Is heat good for kidney stones?

Is heat good for kidney stones?

No.: In summer, people can develop kidney stone if life style is sluggish. We should have active life style, reduce sodium intake (salt intake), increase water consumption (dehydration concentrates the urine and increases mineralization). ...Read more

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Can drinking beer be good for kidney stones ?

Beer and stones: The water in beer is good but te alcohol has no benefit. It is better to drink plain water to prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for kidney stones?

Are there any good home remedies for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: There are many different sizes, shapes and types of kidney stones. Hydration (ounces of water per day can be as much as half of your weight in pounds) For example if one weighs 150 lbs one should drink 75 ounces of liquid per day. Caffeinated beverages do not count. Each type of kidney stone should be analyzed and an individualized care plan from your doctor should be made. ...Read more

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What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

Lots of fluid/strict: First, you must increase your fluid intake up to at least 2.5-3 liters per day to help dissolve the stone regardless of type. Otherwise it is important to be fairly strict with intake, like moderate protein intake, and low salt and fat intake if it is a calcium oxalate stone. Calcium phosphate stones require a moderate sodium intake, while cysteine stones need only an increased fluid intake. ...Read more

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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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Reoccurring kidney stones any what are good home remedies that work ?

Reoccurring kidney stones any what are good home remedies that work ?

Water: Available without prescription! drink atleast 64 ozs/day, avoid high salt diet, and see a kidney doc to figure out why you are having kidney stones. Diet is important too. Here are the details: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/05/diagnosis-treatment-and-diet-for-people.Html. ...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


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