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Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???.....


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    Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???.....

    Your kidneys filter waste products out of your blood and they are flushed from your body through your urine. Some of these waste materials do not completely dissolve and become lodged in the kidneys.

    Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis or renal stone disease) are hard masses that form from these small pieces of waste. There are three primary types of kidney stones.

    3 Common Kidney Stone Types

    Calcium Oxalate Stones – this is the most common type of kidney stone diagnosed in patients. Oxalate is found naturally in many types of foods, including nuts, fruits and vegetables. Metabolic disorders can also increase your body’s levels of calcium oxalate and lead to stones.

    Struvite Stones – develop most often in response to a urinary tract infection (UTI) and get very big, very quickly.

    Uric Acid Stones
    – people with gout or those who tend to suffer with chronic dehydration are diagnosed with this type of kidney stone more frequently. A high-protein diet has also been linked to the formation of uric acid stones.

    Doctors have not determined exactly what causes kidney stones but they are believed to form when your body chemistry – water, nutrients and minerals – is out of balance. Controlling the following factors will help prevent kidney stones.




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    Risk Factors

    • Family history – if someone in your family gets kidney stones, your chances are higher.
    • Adulthood – kidney stones can develop at anytime but are most prevalent in the 40 and up age group.
    Dehydration – not getting enough water, especially if you live in a warmer climate or sweat a lot.
    • Diet – eating too much fat, sugar, salt or protein can lead to increased risk.
    • Obesity – high body fat percentage and a larger waist have been linked to stone formation.
    • Digestive disease or surgery – chronic bowel problems and gastric bypass affect your body’s ability to absorb and process calcium and water.



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    Re: Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???.....

    Dear Lavanyap, by reading the heading Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???..... I was really shocked. but inside the thread there is no mention about the answer in affirmative or negative for the heading question. Anyway I am now happy that you have not mentioned anything about the contribution of Lemon Juice for Kidney stones. thanks

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    Prevention of Kidney Stones

    The presence of adequate magnesium prevents calcium from bonding to oxalate and forming stones. This mineral keeps calcium in balance and plays a role in more than 300 biochemical tasks in your body.

    A study from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom showed that Vitamin E-rich foods – such as sunflower seeds, asparagus, olives and corn – improved overall kidney function and may slow oxidative stress-related kidney failure.

    The connection between vitamins B6 and D was evaluated in a research study conducted by the Linus Pauling Institute. Results showed that women who had sufficient amounts of these essential nutrients reduce their risk of developing kidney stones by two-thirds!


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    7 Best Nutritional Choices for Healthy Kidneys

    1. Water – drinking more water is the single most important change you can make to prevent kidney stones. Urologists agree that drinking no less than 80 ounces each day is crucial to kidney and urinary health.
    2. Red Bell Peppers – a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, folate and fiber, red peppers add bright color and powerful antioxidants to your meal.
    3. Cabbage – high in vitamins C, B6, K and folate and very high in fiber, cabbage can be eaten fresh or added to soups, stews or entrees.
    4. Cauliflower – abundant in vitamin C, folate and fiber.
    5. Cranberries & Blueberries – the acids in berries prevent bacteria from attaching to the urinary walls while the high vitamin and fiber content make them a perfect addition to a kidney-friendly diet. Fresh or dried cranberries, blueberries or strawberries can be used in salads, smoothies or eaten alone.
    6. Fish – a natural anti-inflammatory, fish pumps your body full of antioxidants while it controls inflammation. Your best choices are salmon, mackerel and tuna.
    7. Grapes – work to cleanse excess uric acid from the kidneys and liver.


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    Re: Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???.....

    Keeping your oxalate levels low – especially if you have a history of kidney stones – is crucial. Avoiding foods such as chocolate, strawberries, spinach, nuts and coffee is important to keep your daily intake below 50mg per day and help you to prevent kidney stones.

    Maintaining reasonable calcium levels is recommended for total body health. By itself, calcium is not the culprit. It is only when calcium bonds to oxalate – an acid found in fruits and vegetables – that kidney stones may form.

    Prevent kidney stones with a few simple adjustments to your diet…but cutting out vitamin C isn’t necessary.




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    Quote Originally Posted by sumitra View Post
    Dear Lavanyap, by reading the heading Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???..... I was really shocked. but inside the thread there is no mention about the answer in affirmative or negative for the heading question. Anyway I am now happy that you have not mentioned anything about the contribution of Lemon Juice for Kidney stones. thanks

    Sorry sumitra mam...for making u shocked...Hope now u hav got the answer after reading tis full article.....
    i think u like lemon juice...


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    Re: Does Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones???.....

    Dear Lavanyap, don't feel sorry for all these things. Not only me I think most of the penmai members like lime juice. this fact is easily visible in health forum so many threads are their to support the goodness of lime juice. thanks for bringing out the real reasons for kidney stones and you have come out with various ways of keeping the kidney stone away also. thanks

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