If eating a meal high in oxalates, should I take calcium citrate supplement to minimize a kidney stone from forming?

Oxylic acid. Providing dietary calcium to bind with the oxylic acid in the GI tract can limit the amount absorbed and excreted in the urine thereby decreasing your risk of calcium oxylate crystals forming in your urine. A better strategy would still be limiting oxylic acid consumption.
Avoid oxalate. . Dietary ca helps to prevent oxalate absorption in gut, but excessive ca intake might increase risk of other ca stones. Would not restrict dietary ca intake, but would also not necessarily add supplement. Restricting your dietary oxalate will reduce risk of forming caoxalate stones. Your doctor can offer more specific advice based on your urine chemistries.

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Is calcium citrate for kidney stone patient safe?

Relatively safe. The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of binding oxalate in the gut which is a beneficial effect. If using calcium citrate, need your doc to evaluate your 24 hour calcium excretion in urine to ascertain that the total calcium excretion in urine is not elevated. Read more...

Does calcium citrate prevent kidney stones?

Has a potential. But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much. The citrate is the good part that will increase in urine. Also, oxalate may decrease in urine due to calcium binding in gut, which is a good thing. Read more...
Calcium citrate. No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones. The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, but you should get citrate from lemon, orange, and Urocit K and Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate) and Polycitra. Read more...

If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

Stones. Reasonable calcium supplementation is not likely to increase calcium oxylate stone formation. Citrate may actually help prevent this type of stone from forming. There are, of course, other types of stones but they are much less common. Read more...
Ca Mg Citrate. Not a good idea but the calcium content may be low. Better to rely on other citrate sources, such as ReaLemon, orange juice, Bicitra, (citric acid and sodium citrate) Polycitra, Urocit K. Taking a calcium supplement is not wise at this juncture. Drink 4 liters per day as a habit. Read more...

What do you suggest if I have calcium oxalate kidney stones and I am very skinny. Which weight gain supplement is good for me?

Citrate,Diet. Potassium citrate (brand name Urocit-K) but you should be monitored for dose & pot.in bld. 4 ounces lemon juice mixed with 2 liters water. Sip on lemon juice but do not add too much sugar. Citrate in the urine lowers chance of oxalate stone. Low oxalate diet. Look up food high in oxalate and avoid them as much as possible. If your urine is dark yellow,you are not drinking enough fluids. Good luck. Read more...
Calcium oxalate. Careful diet is essential: only 4 oz meat/day; add Special K drinks 2 per day; avoid beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans - high in oxalate. (may eat lima and green beans). Plant fats are great; 3 egg whites per day; keep salt low; pasta with non-salty sauce is ok; potato is fine; add 5 tablespns ReaLemon extract /day; 4 L fluid/day; 12 oz OJ/d. Read more...

My dad has kidney stone, but I want to buy calcium supplements for him. Can he take them with the kidney stone?

Kidney stones. NO! Before making that decision your dad needs to collect urine for 24 hours and measure a number of chemicals in the urine such as calcium, sodium, oxalate, and a few other metabolites that vary among doctors. There are also blood values to collect. . Read more...

What do you suggest if my father has kidney stone, but I want to buy calcium supplements for him?

Biology! Hi. How about you get the reason for the stone DIAGNOSED before you put your Dad on calcium supplements?! Some stone forming states are made WORSE by calcium supplementation! Some aren't, but don't risk your Dad's health! No rush on calcium supplements! Read more...