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It has been my pleasure to help out on the Kidney Disorders community...and thank you, John, for all your excellent replies to member questions!
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"Kidneys that don't work well have trouble clearing magnesium from the body. Taking extra magnesium can cause magnesium to build up to dangerous levels. Don't take magnesium if you have kidney problems."
I encourage you to read through that resource for more information on the side effects. You should also contact your doctor right away to be safe! This article also states:
"Large doses might cause too much magnesium to build up in the body, causing serious side effects including an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, confusion, slowed breathing, coma, and death."
Hope that helps! Please write back to let us know how you're doing.
Sorry for the late response. Hopefully I can get you some good information on kidney stones. Check out this thread where I asked members if they'd experienced kidney stones and posted a few good resources.
Sorry to hear of your expensive and painful kidney stone experience.
I've had kidney stones 3 times in my life. The first one was the worst but I passed all of them without surgery. When they told me I'd probably have more I didn't believe them.
Not all kidney stones need surgery or end up being as expensive. Some are smaller than others, so there is a chance that any other ones you may have will be smaller and you'll be able to pass on your own.
The last stone I felt coming on I ran to the cupboard and fixed myself a little cocktail of olive oil, lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar, which I washed down with lots of water. I did this twice and it must have done something because the symptoms went away and I never went through the excruciating pain of passing a large stone
I'm thinking that the citric acid broke the stone down and the oil helped pass. But that's just my thoughts, nothing to back it up.
I try to drink at least a gallon of water a day and like to add a slice of lemon to mine. If you do nothing else, be sure to up your water intake.
Hopefully we'll get some other members chiming in with their suggestions, too.
Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. It includes your bladder and kidneys and the tubes that connect them. When germs get into this system, they can cause an infection.
Common symptoms are painful urination, or the feeling that you need to go, but nothing comes out. Check out this article for more UTI symptoms.
Antibiotics prescribed by your doctor will usually cure a bladder infection. It may help to drink lots of water and other fluids and to urinate often, emptying your bladder each time.
When you have chronic kidney disease , your kidneys are no longer working as well as they need to. Changing your diet can help protect your kidneys. It can also help you control other diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that can make kidney disease worse.
Drink more fluids - especially water, to help to wash away the substances in the kidneys
Eat a balanced diet - stay away from foods high in animal protein. This includes beef, chicken, pork, fish, and eggs. These foods contain a lot of protein, and too much protein may lead to kidney stones Talk to your doctor - if you take vitamins or supplements, he or she may want you to limit how much fish liver oil or calcium supplements you take. Also, do not take more than the recommended daily dose of vitamins C and D.
Kidney stones are small "pebbles" of salt and mineral in the urine. The most common symptom is severe pain. Most stones pass on their own, but medical procedures may be needed to remove some kidney stones.(For a visual guide to kidney stones see this slideshow.)
Symptoms of kidney stones include pain that starts in your side and radiates toward the groin, nausea, blood in your urine, & the frequent urge to urinate.
Because the symptoms of kidney stones can also be signs of other urinary problems, your doctor confirms that you have a kidney stone with an evaluation that includes blood and urine tests.
Unfortunately if you have had kidney stones in the past you are more likely to have them in the future. But there are a few things you can do to help prevent kidney stones in the future.
Have you experienced kidney stones? Share what your symptoms felt like and what type of treatment worked for you. Or, leave your questions about here for the community.
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