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Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

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Getting rid of and preventing the formation of future kidney stones can be done with some commitment on your part including diet changes. This is a guide about preventing and eliminating kidney stones.
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June 14, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about home remedies for kidney stones. If you choose not to use prescription medications or surgery for kidney stones, there are some home remedies that might help.

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June 18, 2010

How could I get rid of my granular size stones in my kidney? My doctor told me that it's okay, however I feel a recurring back pain and leg pain that I suspect to be results of those granular stones in my kidneys as the medical scan shows.

By gap from Manila, Philippines

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

Juice fresh lemons and freeze it in ice trays. Store the cubes in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Put a cube of lemon juice in an insulated mug and fill with ice cubes and water. You'll have lemon water to sip on for several hours. Just keep adding water as you drink it until the cube of lemon juice is melted.

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

There are a lot of good advice on here. My daughter has kidney stones too. They started when she was 16. Her doctor recommended the lemon water. He also recommmended no dark sodas unless you drink the equal amount of water after. Another friend said that his doctor recommmended apple cider. You are suppose to drink a glass and follow by equal amount of water. He said if you have an attack, don't eat and start this flush and it will relieve the pain. We haven't tried that but he said it worked for him. He also added that it has to be apple cider and not apple juice. Good luck with this very painful condition.

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

I was told to drink lots of water. This helps flush the kidneys.

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July 4, 20100 found this helpful

Depending on the origin source. Some is calcium some is phosphates. Phosphates come from soda pop consumption. A friend of mine had them up the yin yang, and when he finally quit the pop (as his doctor had said) his kidney stones stopped. My husband gets them too, but does not plan to give up 2 pop a day. I don't buy it, will not serve it, he is on his own without sympathy when he gets an attack. Heads for the clinic, a hypo, an IV to push fluids and waits there till it moves.

The pain of the kidney stone is when it is moving scraping the inside little tubeways. When it stops hurting it is in a pocket or moves on out. This is why straining urine is important to know where it is. A CT will show where it is, but that is pricey if you have no insurance.

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January 9, 20131 found this helpful

I am 18 year old and I am suffering from a kidney stone for the 3rd time. Now I am having 2 stones, 16.5 mm and 6.5 mm. Kindly give me some solution for this, please.

By Nitesh

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January 10, 20130 found this helpful

What did your doctor say?

What are your kidney stones made of?

They would be mineral based. Usually it means your body is either getting too much of a mineral, or is unable to beak it down.

Medical questions need to be asked to the doctor or a medical community - not lay people. As an EMT I can tell you asking friends, peers, coworkers and such often leads to misdignoses that cause more harm than good and can actually delay helping a serious problem.

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January 10, 20130 found this helpful

No sodas at all - ever for you. Look for home cure of lemon and olive oil. It works.

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January 11, 20130 found this helpful

I wish we could 'thumbs up/down' replies to questions-Mom From Missouri would win my up!

She is absolutely right-the best (read only) person to ask for this serious a bit of medical advice is your health care professional.

My brother had 'stag-horn' stones so profound in one kidney that after lipotripsy treatment failed to break up the stone, his doctor decided to remove the kidney. I was tested for compatibility as a donor because they thought the other one might have to be removed as well. I was a 'perfect' match so they had me prepped and waiting whilst they did the surgery-luckily they were able to save the remaining kidney.

The upshot of it all was that the doctors told us kidney stones, gout, and related illness run in families, and usually begin to appear in the middle-aged years. At the time my brother was in his mid-forties, so he was right on schedule.

My point is-you write that you are very young, only 18, and have a history of stones already. That's extremely shocking. You MUST be under the care of a competent medical professional as there is clearly something out of the ordinary happening with you. He/she will advise you on proper diet, medications, lifestyle changes to make, etc, to keep you from losing a kidney. You will also be given genetic advisements as to the potential for passing whatever is going on with you onto future offspring.

Please. Go to the doctor. Now.

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January 13, 20130 found this helpful

You can ask your doctor to recommend a dietician who will be able advise you on the proper diet to help prevent this from re-occurring.

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June 18, 20100 found this helpful

I have had numerous kidney stones, I drink lots of water, no soda, but still get them. Does anybody know a remedy to get rid of them or to prevent them?

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Audrie12 from PA

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Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

I too have had multiple kidney stones. My doctor told me that the soda thing was pretty much useless. He said its basically an old wives tale and that the benefit you get by just drinking the liquid far outweighs any possible negative side effects. Also, too much milk or calcium will make stones worse because most stones are made of calcium. Also, cranberry juice is very good for your urinary track, so I try to drink that pretty often, and I haven't had any stones in almost three years. Hope this helped. (07/07/2007)

By Greg

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My urologist told me to empty my bladder whenever I had a chance. He says stones form the quickest in concentrated urine. Since I started doing that, including setting the alarm to ring once in the middle of the night so I can visit the bathroom, I haven't had a stone. (4 years and counting.) (07/07/2007)

By gannon

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

Try lemon juice from 2 lemons, 2 limes, and apple cider vinegar. Mix all together, add honey. I mix mine with warm water to drink. This is what doctor told me to do, it works like a flush. You can get the little yellow lemon juice / lime juice in veg department. (07/11/2007)

By Eeve

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My doc told me to drink lots of lemonade, to avoid tea (which I love) and drink lots of water daily. He said the acidic nature of lemons (not oranges or other acidic fruits) helps to keep them from forming inside the kidney. You can also just squeeze lemon slices into a glass of water if you don't want/need the extra sugar from making the lemonade. (07/11/2007)

By Angie

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

I have been battling UTI's and kidney stone all my 44 years. The thing that helps me is taking cranberry caplets. I can't drink another glass of cranberry juice. There is no way. The caplets or sometimes capsules really make a difference. I have also use ginger capsules for nausea. This worked great when I was pregnant. Try the caps and see how it goes. (07/11/2007)

By Susie from Buckhead, GA

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My husband had kidney stones and an old woman from our church told us to brew tea from watermelon
seeds. Even though my husband was taking medicine from the Dr., when we made the watermelon tea, it seemed to really help. Bring water to a boil, then put in the watermelon seeds and let set for 10 minutes or so. You can add some lemon juice and sweetener to help the taste, if desired. Hope this will help, but please see a urologist to find out what is causing your stones.
(07/11/2007)

By Pat437

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My husband has had numerous kidney stones. We live in a hard water area, and were told it is a must to have a water softener to take out all the minerals. So drink lots of water and cranberry juice. Avoid tea, coffee, and chocolate. (07/12/2007)

By Kathi

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My husband had kidney stones and his Dr. told him to take vitamin C to keep the urine acidic. He takes a 500mg. capsule daily. Hope this helps. (07/12/2007)

By guest

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

My father had over 150 kidney stones in his life. My brother was on the same track until he bought a water distiller which he used for drinking and cooking water. After that, he never had another kidney stone. A home water distiller is cheaper than the medical bills and the associated pain. (07/12/2007)

By rabbit10mom

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

Your stones can be composed of various compound and crystals. Only an analysis of the actual stone will give this information and this is almost always done when your pass a stone in a healthcare environment. Blood analysis may also be useful (these are generally performed when you see a urologist for your stones).
Avoid tomatoes if your stones have a calcium base (per my husband's diagnosis).

He has over 100 stones identified during his IVP, but has only passed 2 due to proper hydration (lots of spring water because we have a water softener), no cola in the last 15 years (he is 55 years old).
Also check any prescription drugs with your pharmacist. Our daughter takes Topomax and one of the side effects is kidney stones.
Good luck.
(07/12/2007)

By DIana

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

I see that a lot of feedback lists cranberry juice. My urologist said that cranberry (and apple) juice is in fact not good for certain kidney stones and can even cause them. Believe it or not he actually recommended coffee with creamer was better for me.

medicineonline.com (07/19/2007)

By Jay

Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones

Some of the information being posted here is not correct. In fact, cutting back on calcium can cause stones because the oxalate in your diet will all be absorbed and increase the tendency to form stones, if you form calcium oxalate stones, which are what 80% of kidney stones are. They used to think that cutting calcium out of your diet was a good idea, but the peer reviewed scientific studies have shown that to be bad advice. The lemon juice information is good (a good source of citrate). Also, you can take potassium citrate and magnesium citrate supplements because the citrate helps prevent oxalate stone formation. (08/19/2008)

By Greg

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