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What To Eat If You Have Hyperthyroidism And Kidney Stones
I am suffering from kidney stone which is now in distal ureter. Can i eat carrot or drink carrot juice?
Sure: Nothing in carrot juice is relevant to kidney stone treatment. Drinking lots of water (which the kidney then eliminates) may help push the stone down the ureter. If you are a "stone-former" I suggest you get an evaluation by a nephrologist to determine possible preventive strategies. ...Read more
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
How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?
Low salt &drink lots: Reduce salt intake, reduce or limit animal protein intake. Reduce other protein (eggs, fish meat) & oxalate containing foods (nuts, spinach, rhubarb wheat bran) if calcium oxalate stones. Most important is to drink lots of water, aim for 10 glasses/day. Get enough calcium (milk & chhese is ok) they do not, and salt does, contribute to forming calcium stones. ...Read more
Depends on Type: Stones can be uric acid, calcium phosphate, calcium oxalate and cysteine. Depending on type you should modify your diet. All stone formers should be on a low sodium diet because it decreases calcium and uric acid excretion by the kidney. A low protein diet, especially low in purines (red meats), helps decrease uric acid. Finally and most important; drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid a day. ...Read more
Syoned: I don't know of any dietary items that alter the course of kidney stone pain. Typically stones are only painful when they leave the kidney by way of the ureter. See a urologist for therapeutic options. ...Read more
Low salt diet: Avoid package or canned soups, noodles, doritos, salty pretzels, hot dogs & fast foods. Reduce red meat for most stones and reduce protein intake & oxalate containing foods (nuts, rhubarb, spinach wheat germ). Drink lots of water even just before bed & possible drink some more when you wake up to urinate. ...Read more
Many causes: Depends on what the stone is composed of. See a urologist for guidance. ...Read more
Enjoy yourself: What you could do for yourself is stop reading "scare" internet pages. Most of your friends do both, and most do not have kidney stones. If you have some special concern, visit with your physician about this. ...Read more
If peanut butter is healthy in moderation, can a person prone to kidney stones still eat it because of its high oxalate level?
Only in moderation!: Oxalate renal stones are formed due to excess oxalate in the urine, caused primarity by excessive meat, peanut or chocolate consumption. Avoiding these stones involves drinking fluids, avoiding oxalate contaning foods in excess, and consuming calcium containing foods - calcium binds oxalate in the gut, preventing its absorption. Spinach is actually one of the foods highest in oxalate! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you prevent kidney stones coming back if I had them three times this year? I exercise and watch what I eat, but they are still coming back.
Need workup: You need a metabolic stone work up including blood tests and a 24-hour urine collection. These will allow your urologist to determine if there is an underlying metabolic problem that may need to be treated with further diet changes or possibly medication. The best advice i can give is drink enough fluid to make more than 2 liters of urine a day. Lemonade is generally good to decrease stone risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a kidney stones that i can't pass .It's been a week 1/2 now! i hurt all over & can't eat from nausea.But now I am swelling all over bad why?
Risk of obstruction: Nausea may indicate your kidney function is becoming impaired from dehydration and possibly obstruction. Infection and fever due the obstructing stone is a risk. The edema is not likely related unless the kidney function is severely impaired. Get to medical attention asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?
Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then 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. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe for a person with multiple bilateral kidney stones to consume green tea, chocolate flavoured drinks daily, and occasionally eat chocolates?
Plus water: You may take the items you described. It is important you drink enough water daily so that your urine is nearly colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What can I do about flucuating weight? I have been flucating between 234 - 240 for a couple of months. I only eat meat once a day due to kidney stones. I eat a lot of fruits and vegtables. I try to walk at lunch every day (i only get 1/2 a hour so i tr
I : I believe you are more concerned ( and frustrated) with failing to lose weight than you are by the scale moves up and down by several pounds. You would not be upset, i would guess if the scale kept showing lower numbers with your effort. Weight loss is difficult. If you are not losing then you are taking in and burning up around the same amount of calories. Multiple steps are needed to make progress. I suggest you consider tracking calories and activity using an online site or joining a program such as weight watchers. Fluid shifts can explain changes in weight during the day. By the way, most experts do not recommend reducing meat intake to reduce kidney stone recurrence. An analysis of your urine from a 24 hours collection usually guides changes in diet, and need for medication. If you have uric acid stones, you may have an acid urine or might excrete too much uric acid. The treatment is usually medication which works better than restricting meat intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, I have a kidney stone.So can I eat egg during kidney stone period.I will be thankful for your reply.
Sure: Eggs are not contraindicated for renal stones. ...Read more
I have kidney stones and now pain when I eat could something be wrong Besides the stones? I also am having a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade
? Gallstones: While unrelated to kidney stones, it's not impossible to also be experiencing colicky pain from cholelithiasis. Gallstone pain is typically precipitated from the ingestion of fatty foods, and is manifested as pain under the right rib cage and penetrating toward the back ("under your shoulder blade"). Gallstones are typically radiolucent and, therefore, need to be seen on US or CT scan. ...Read more
Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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