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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

KIDNEY STONES

Potassium citrate plus potassium bicarbonate dissolve uric acid kidney stones in 5 of 8 people

1500 mg of potassium per day in the form of potassium citrate (40 mEq) plus 800 mg of potassium per day in the form of potassium bicarbonate (20 mEq) dissolved uric acid kidney stones in 5 of 8 people according to a study from researchers in the Urology Unit at Manzoni Hospital in Lecco, Italy.

In 3 of the 8 people, their kidney stones dissolved within 1.5 months; in the 4th person, their kidney stone dissolved within 4 months of continued treatment; and in the 5th person, their kidney stone dissolved within 6 months of continued treatment.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 8:59 am | [0] comments

Sunday, July 27, 2014

KIDNEY STONES

Potassium Citrate reduces kidney stones 12-fold

A supplement of potassium citrate reduced formation of kidney stones 12-fold over the next 3 years from an average of 1.2 kidney stones per year to 0.1 kidney stones per year according to a 1993 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:15 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

KIDNEY STONES

Obesity increases the risk of kidney stones by one-third in men and doubles the risk in women

Obesity increases the risk of kidney stones in men by 33 percent, and by 90 percent in younger women and 109 percent in older women according to a new study from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 7:54 am | [0] comments
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