Does barley water help with kidney stones?

It may, but the idea. Is to pass more fluids through kidneys to wash particles away. This may be achieved by just drinking excess of 2-3 liters (quarts) a day. Barley, causes diuresis (like beer) hence the reputation. But citrated fluids e.g. Limeade, crystal lite, fresca, add citrate to urine which prevents particle aggregation making stones. I prefer the latter drinks. If chf, fluid intake needs doctor supervision.

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Is 6mm kidney stone removed by water?

??? If you are asking if a 6mm stone will pass by having the patient hydrating herself with water the answer is yes, 60% of the time for a 6mm stone. Read more...
Here are some ... Largely, 85% of patients will pass a 4-mm stone through the ureter in 2 weeks; of course, it comes with price of pain. Meanwhile, a smaller stone than 4 mm doesn't mean it will pass and >4 mm up to 10 mm doesn't mean it will never pass. So, historical virification of the side and size of stone passed may be very useful for observation and reassurance. For individual detail, ask Doc timely. Read more...

Is it normal to retain water with kidney stones?

Usually not. It is important to keep drinking water to minimize the effects of the stone. Retaining water is not typical unless the water intake is significantly increased. Read more...

Is it true that drinking coconut water can destroy kidney stones?

Probably not. Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones. Read more...

How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

Drink enough water. So that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Depending on your size, muscularity, physical activity, and weather, the amount of water intake needed to keep urine dilute will vary. Read more...

Doc doubted kidney stones and suggested D3 tabs and loads water. Is it correct?

D3 and water. Is always good. Kidney stones can be made out of many things. Regardless, staying well hydrated ALWAYS makes it harder for minerals to precipitate into stones, D would help calcium go into your bones instead of your urine. If they are uric acid stones, L-methylfolate, B12, & active B6 (P5P) will reduce your blood homocysteine and uric acid levels which will help without having to take a drug. Read more...

Will changing soaking water for dried beans help to remove some of the oxalates for kidney stone patients?

It may help. Soaking beans overnight can help reduce oxalate content. Also, boiling and cooking in a pressure cooker may help also. Same goes for vegetables. Read more...
Eat an alkaline diet. The biggest contributor to recurrent kidney stones is an acidic diet, which results in high calcium levels in the urine. Cut out meat and processed dairy to alkalinize your diet quickly. The oxalates and beans are mostly bound by other compounds in the beans, making beans and excellent, safe source of protein for you. In addition to whole grains and nuts. Read more...

I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

Save "speck" The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested. 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, if you have sex. Read more...