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    PLEASE HELP WITH KIDNEY STONES

    I have 3 stones in my kidneys and probably some sludge accumulated and I can's dissolve them.


    They are becoming a real problem because the nephron cannot filter properly anymore. When you add that I also suffer with high uric acid (like gout) you can understand I am in a very serious situation.


    Can you suggest any way to help myself? Any homeopathic remedy?


    Thanks,


     


    Claude of Boston 

    0  Views: 498 Answers: 5 Posted: 6 years ago

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    PLEASE PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR DR. (as BENTHERE says)...kidney disease IS awful and quick to progress if left unattended...SAYS ONE WHO KNOWS!!!....(I left mine until it was almost too late...BUT am SO VERY LUCKY to have had a second chance..thanks to the AMAZING GENEROSITY of another!!!...GO..GO GO!!!


    All the best!

    From the internet!


    New research shows that lemonade is an effective -- and delicious -- way for kidney-stone-prone people to slow the development of new stones.


    "When treating patients in our kidney stone center, we put everyone on lemonade therapy," says Steven Y. Nakada, chair and professor of urology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


    Nakada spoke during a news conference on kidney stone research at this week's annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Atlanta.


    Stones as Painful as Childbirth


    If you've ever passed a kidney stone, you won't forget the sudden, intense pain in your flank. Some patients compare the pain with that of childbirth.


    Kidney stones form when urine in the kidney becomes supersaturated with stone-forming salts -- and when the urine doesn't contain enough stone-preventing substances. One of these substances is citrate.


    For people prone to stones, doctors usually prescribe potassium citrate. It can be taken as a pill or in liquid form. But lemon juice is full of natural citrate.


    When made into low-sugar or sugar-free lemonade, Nakada and colleagues found, lemon juice increases the amount of citrate in the urine to levels known to inhibit kidney stones. It doesn't work quite as well as potassium citrate. But for patients who'd rather avoid yet another medication, lemonade is an attractive alternative.


    "The trend is going to be, if you can make a change in your diet and avoid medications, you are going to try to do that," Nakada said. "We see lemonade therapy as playing a role."


    David Kang, a medical student and researcher at the Duke University Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, found that this role can play for a long time. Kang and colleagues followed 12 kidney-stone patients who had been on lemonade therapy for up to four years.


    Over the time they drank lemonade they had a lower burden of kidney stones and appeared to form kidney stones at a slower rate than they did before starting lemonade therapy. Kang says a large-scale clinical trial will be needed to confirm these findings.


    "None of the patients needed medical intervention over a mean treatment period of four years," Kang said.


    How Much Lemonade?


    Lemonade also does something else needed by people prone to kidney stones. It helps them pass a lot of urine, said conference moderator Marshall Stoller, MD, vice chairman of urology and medical director of the urinary stone center at the University of California, San Francisco.


    "To reduce kidney stones, you have to increase your fluid intake so that you pass 1.5 to 2 liters of urine a day," Stoller said. "If you live in sunny Atlanta, you may need to drink more than if you live in foggy San Francisco."


    To make lemonade, Stoller, Nakada, and Kang recommend mixing 1/2 cup of concentrated lemon juice with 7 cups of water. A sugar substitute may be added to taste. Sugar should be avoided, as the extra calories in sugared lemonade are too much for most people's health.

    dad59

    Wonder if lemonade also helps with gout (Which has been known into increase/cause K-stones due to Uric Acid)???
    ROMOS

    Maybe the recipe quoted.

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    Ask your Doctor to have them (Stones) crushed, discomforting for a few days (I had to use 2 percocets every 4-6 hrs. until stent was removed but) it helped stop pain from stones. Good Luck!!

    I drink distilled water and have for over twenty years without any problems. The water here is full of minerals, so much so that coffer makers choke out in a week of tap water use. Hot water heaters collect 5 lbs of mineral scale per year and if you wash your car and let it dry it will look dusty-white. Distilled water is drinkable, clean and won’t kill you or your garden. Rain water is “distilled” but also carries air-born debree and dust. My kidney stones cleared up and have not returned since beginning to drink distilled water regularly. My overall health is excellent too.   



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