Kidney Stones

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I am a 65 year old male and I am passing kidney stones everyday. Tried and medication and still passing them. I guess It's good I'm passing them but why everyday.

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    Could always be genetic. OR... check your diet very carefully, hopefully with a nutritionist. Have you had your stones analyzed for type? Do you have a doctor's opinion?

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    i totally agree with the diet control comment previous. i am 38 year old and also suffer with kidney stone approx 8 over 15 years. its took until now to be taken serious with my ongoing problem though its not as bad as your daily event. I am big believer in you are what you eat. In my case i was diagnosed with Calcium Oxalate type stones and this does go back some years ago and i was advised back then to keep away from certain foods. But then i would go 2 years with nothing or maybe the sensation of having them but thought nothing of it. So of late i have undergone several assessments again i was told they confirmed calcium oxalate stones, strangely enough i was trying to diet at the same time and i was eating an abundance of almonds, raw spinach and beets. wheat foods, tomatoes etc. these are not good for me and these are only a sample of foods which i need to either keep away from or reduce my intake.

    you need to do your own research but certainly find out what mineral you are producing. calcium oxalate in my case is the formation oxalate to produce a calcium type stone. dont get caught up on the idea you cant eat calcium type food quiet the opposite its about getting the right amount of calcium in my gut to absorb the oxalate because if the gut doesnt do this then my kindeys will try to excrete the oxalate and this is where crystalisation takes place creating stones. so you can also see why they say drink more and more water 3litres a day ideally! this helps with flushing of the oxalates to rid them from the system.

    I am not saying that you the same type stones as me but you do need to find out what the mineral make up is. only then you will understand what contributes to making them

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    Please talk to your physician about the possibility of taking potassium citrate. If you have the right type of stones it may prevent their formation. This is not alternative treatment. The US Veteran's Administration prescribes these for appropriate kidney stone sufferers.

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    I had kidney stones removed surgically 18 months ago as they were too big to pass.

    I asked consultant how I could prevent getting them again and he said "WATER, WATER, WATER!"

    That is the key you have to drink at least 8 glasses of fluid a day and most of that needs to be just plain water.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care and keep n touch

    Sarah

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      Hi Sarah, I drink a gallon of water a day and have been for years. I also been on a low oxalate diet and am now taking potassium citrate and am still passing stones all the time.

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    I've passed 23 kidney stones over a 20 year time span, had 3 surgically removed as well. They've all been calcium oxalate stones. I've diet changes, medications, etc and I still got them, though things improved with more water intake and the right foods. I had always been told coffee was fine, but i still would pass them. When I found out that my gf was pregnant last year, I cut out coffee and drank a gallon of water each day and started working out again and I'm 56. I lost 5 lbs of belly fat, with about 20-25 more to go, but haven't passed a stone since. I wanted to be in good shape when the baby came so i could keep up. It would take a lot to keep with a baby and a 28 year old!

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