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Is eating shredded wheat advised for kidney stone patients?

Is eating shredded wheat advised for kidney stone patients?

It's fine: Depending on the type of kidney stone, you may restrict calcium some (calcium stones) or purines some (uric acid stones). Beyond this, diet is generally at your discretion and in keeping with your preferences and overall health. ...Read more

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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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Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more

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Dad tongue cancer stage 3/4.Extensive surgery in a wk n then chemoradiation.having wheatgrass for immunity. Helpful? Can it cause kidney stones?

Dad tongue cancer stage 3/4.Extensive surgery in a wk n then chemoradiation.having wheatgrass for immunity. Helpful? Can it cause kidney stones?

NO: His current kidney stones are unrelated to his current unfortunate disease , remission is possible with planed treatment(s) he is going to get. Make sure to follow his doctors advise and treatments , ' wheatgrass' and other supplementary nutritional therapy may also help , discuss with his doctors. ...Read more

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I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

two are okay: Calcium citrate and calcium lactate. Both ultimately could increase citrate in urine which is a good thing. But need to have 24 hour urine follow up to make sure calcium excretion in urine is not substantial. ...Read more

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My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones.  Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

Here are some…: Thus far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. ...Read more

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Are there types of kidney stones that too much kremil-s can make one prone to?

Are there types of kidney stones that too much kremil-s can make one prone to?

Yes: Kremil s is an aluminum and magnesium antacid. It can lead to changes in urine ph (acid level) that may alter drug metabolism and promote certain kidney stones, such as those formed of calcium and phosphate. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...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