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What should I eat when you have kidney stone?

What should I eat when you have kidney stone?

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

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 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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I'm just wondering, if you have kidney stones, what can you eat to alleviate the pain?

I'm just wondering, if you have kidney stones, what can you eat to alleviate the pain?

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

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What not to eat when u have diverticular?

Popcorn and seeds: We have general ideas but your experience is important. Nuts and seeds, hard little pieces, can get caught in the little pockets and cause trouble. Tomatoes and berries have seeds though and most people are not bothered by them. Popcorn is the worst. Stringy fibrous foods like veggies give you the fiber you need without threatening the diverticula. ...Read more

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When you like sweets and you have to eat healthy what you have to do?

When you like sweets and you have to eat healthy what you have to do?

11 years old: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What stuff can you not eat when you start to have pre-diabetes?

What stuff can you not eat when you start to have pre-diabetes?

Healthy diet: Someone at risk for diabetes should follow a healthy diet that is low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories. A healthy diet that promotes weight loss and ultimately prevention of diabetes is recommended. Regular physicial activity will also assist with weight loss. The key in preventing diabetes is weight loss, not necessarily a specific diet. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much spinach do you have to eat to get kidney stones?

Was wondering how much 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. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day. More than one cup / day is too much spinach ...Read more

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How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

How long to do you have to not eat food when having a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the preparation of the bowel is in progress. Clear fluids, however, are permitted. These include apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, jello and clear broth. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have kidney stones ?What I have to avoid?

What can I eat if I have kidney stones ?What I have to avoid?

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

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What would happen if you don't get enough food to eat when you are a diabetic?

What would happen if you don't get enough food to eat when you are a diabetic?

The sugar goes down: This happens to everyone, not just diabetics. We have a limited store of sugar/protein(which can be converted to sugar) which is being used constantly to keep body alive; thus must be replenished--via eating. Not eating=storage depletion. For diabetics, it is more concerning due to the use of medication which reduces the sugar. So, +meds and no food=danger of hypoglycemia. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

Fatty: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods, cheeses, french fries, butter, mayonnaise, hot dogs, cheese pizza, fried chicken, etc. You get the idea. ...Read more

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Often i feel the need to consume or eat something sweet on a daily basis and i don't know what causes those urges to eat sweetness . I feel a need to.

Often i feel the need to consume or eat something sweet on a daily basis and i don't know what causes those urges to eat sweetness . I feel a need to.

Insulin: Food cravings are often caused by Insulin problems. Eating sweets on daily basis causes Insulin levels to spike, which brings your blood sugar levels down and this signals to your brain/ body that you need more sugar. Eating more sugar again will perpetuate the vicious cycle and ultimately increase the risk for diabetes. Eating a low carb diet with good sources of fat and protein will help. ...Read more

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What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

What should I do if you can not eat or drink due to nausea from kidney stone pain?

Get treatment: U should not get dehydrated, this may require intravenous flui therapy in hospital. Pain severe enough to cause nausea suggests kidney blockage or/& possible infection. Thus needs to be addressed, this could possibly mean temporary placement of jj stent (small tube beween kidney & bladder) to allow kidney to drain. Urologist will advise appropriately. ...Read more

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Please explain what foods to eat when you have gout?

Please explain what foods to eat when you have gout?

See below: You want to stay away from alcohol, crab, lobster shrimp and other foods that are high in purines such as cheese. ...Read more

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What should I eat to prevent anymore kidney stones?

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

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What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?

Not hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...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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What to eat and what not to eat when having acute bronchitis?

What to eat and what not to eat when having acute bronchitis?

Bronchitis diet: Lots of fluids is important. Avoiding foods that cause allergies (if you have any). Some folks find avoidance of fried foods (causes more inflammation); high fat dairy products (exacerbates mucus production); refined sugar; & salty foods (thicker mucus and inflammation) are beneficial. ...Read more

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