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How do I make my urine ph more alkaline, mine is 5.0 and needs to be 7.0?

I have only 1 kidney. I lost the other one during a surgery to remove a large kidney stone. A Doctor in Spartanburg, SC told me my urine needs to be at ph 7.0, otherwise is easy to produce stones. Well having only one kidney left I am worried about the ph being too acidic and losing my only kidney!

How can I reduce it? I live in Honduras, Central America, I don´t have the resources to travel to the US, see a Doctor and buy prescription Urocit-K which I was prescribes back in 2008. I would like alternatives, natural or chemical since I am extremely worried!
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This is normal, there is no need to deliberately correct. Normal urine pH fluctuations, PH4.8--PH8.0, it is affected by the type of diet, exercise, hunger, taking drugs and disease types. Generally more acidic urine, because the kidneys have acid and alkali retention function. A common cause of urine alkaline: consumed large amounts of vegetables and fruits; the cystitis or pyelonephritis due to decomposition of urea bacteria; mixed with a lot of blood and pus in the urine when the matter; the digestion after a meal climax, dilatation of the stomach and vomiting caused by excessive gastric acid discharge; and the loss of renal tubule when alkali. Uric acid is a common cause of acid: the general reason for the urine are acidic; strenuous exercise, sweating after the protein decomposition in vivo when strong (hunger); pathological causes, such as nephritis, diabetes, acidosis, etc..
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Thank you
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