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Am a 51 year old mele. My very recent ultrsound of the whole abdomen persistently shows two calcificaitons of 0.4 and 0.45cm on top of the other. although my prvious residual urine is always about 1%, but the recent one shows 20.1ml(6* of the pre void volume of 299 ml). Is there a cause of alarm for the increeased 6% residual?
Am told that saw palmetto is good for the prostate, I took it for about 2-3 months, but stopped it when my urologist told me that he doesn't believe that saw palmetto will help alleviate condition of prostate problem. Is there any medication to help shrink the calcifications or maybe keep it from growing? Or is there any natural nutrients I can indulge in to help in keeping the concretions from growing bigger and maybe help alleviate my slow urine flow rate?
I recently found out I have the same concretions, have you got any responses yet? I am thinking a lot of water, I read distilled is best.6-8 glasses a day. I glass apple juice daily, and 2 tblspns vinegar daily, can stop growth and possibly start to dissolve existing. So far all I have but it is similar to a regiman that dissolved four gall stones in my father in law saving him from surgery.
Still looking further but have already ramped up water and I love vinegar anyway....
Thanks for gettting in touch! Unfortunately, failed to get any response. i have started increasing my water intake upon wake up from 500cc to 1,000cc from the recommendation of my doctor, because my uric acid level is above border line, after doing so for a month, my uric acid level becomes normal, thus intend to continue that way.
With regards to the apple juice and vinegar, are you emphasizing to me that it will reduce or get rid of the concretions? I also have gall stone, did the gallstones in your dad in law disappear after he takes the apple juice and vinegar? how long did he take them/
He was not in good health with developing emphysema when we found out about the stones. My sister in law(his daughter) who is an excellent chiropractor and holisitc sort of person suggested that regimen and i think he did it for about 9 months. He after a while stopped getting any pain or attacks but the surgery was still pending. We were very scared for him. He goes in the day of surgery and the doctor gives him a quick lookover and decides to get a fresh ultra-sound to review before surgery. What showed 4 stones prevoiusly, showed all were gone. Joe gets to come home, :)
I'm going to contact my sister -in-law and get the full scoop, although i'm not sure if these are similar or not chemically or physiologically. I think I'm reading that these are proteinous concretions, which i'm not sure if that forms the same way as a stone which is ionic and crystalline. She is pretty amazing maybe she'll know the scoop. I'm googling away also...
Tentative thanks for that advice which kind of makes sense with the proteinous part I just mentioned.
Thanks for the reminder on protein. Basically, I have refrained from inerts which comprised of purine. since I travel a lot, it is sometimes very difficult to avoid protein, because, it is not easy to choose foods, but rather eat only what they have to offer.
I also tried different natural ways of lowering my uric acid, such as eating cherries, drinking lime juice and many others. but what helped was to increase my water intake upon waking up from 500cc to 1000cc. Although it creates a little fullness , but since that seems to be a good way of keeping my uric acid level normal, I am going to keep it that way,
pls advice... i recently have a full abdominal ultrsasound and the result was that i have a cholelithiases with cholecystitis. pls advice me what to do. as of now i have no funds for the immediate operation and removal of my gal bladder, as early advice of the doctor. any help will do. by the way i'm a filipino live here in the Philippines.
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