Medical & Health News and debate about medical and health issues as they relate to aircrews and aviation. Any information gleaned from this forum MUST be backed up by consulting your state-registered health professional or AME. Due to advertising legislation in various jurisdictions, endorsements of individual practitioners is not permitted.

Kidney Stones

Old 15th Sep 2015, 16:05
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: भारत
Posts: 100
Kidney Stones

Hello PPRuNers,

Just want to know about curious case of "kidney stones" like if you remove them once how often they built up again and any permanent remedy.

ikarus- is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2015, 17:41
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the sticks
Posts: 7,685
Can be down to diet but there is more than one cause. If you can capture one it can be analysed.

I have had kidney stones three times now and go from no pain or symptoms to wriggling around on the floor in agony in only 10 minutes.
LTNman is online now  
Old 15th Sep 2015, 17:58
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: gone surfin'
Age: 55
Posts: 2,332
Most are "ideopathic." In other words, we just don't know why they occur.

There are some environmental factors which may play a part,sometimes it's metabolic, stuff like gout etc.

Here's some stuff about prevention, apologies, not sure how robust the info is...

It is important to drink plenty of fluid, especially in the summer months or a warm climate (urine output should be kept at > 3 litres per 24 hours).

Other prevention measures are directed towards the particular type of urinary tract stone:

calcium stones - reduce calcium intake and avoid vitamin D supplements
oxalate stones - reduce oxalate intake - foods with high oxalate content include chocolate, tea, nuts, beans, spinach, beetroot; reduce intake of citrus fruits (vitamin C)
cystine stones - high fluid intake, alkalinization of urine, D-penicillamine acts as a chelating agent
triple phosphate stones - antibiotics
uric acid stones - allopurinol, urinary alkalinization
Source:GP Notebook
gingernut is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2015, 18:38
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: भारत
Posts: 100
Thanks for the input, what is your opinion on effect of kidney stones on Aircrew medical as it messes the Urine test (in my case)
ikarus- is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2015, 20:42
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: E.Wash State
Posts: 617

Here's a short scribe regarding FAA and renal stones. You'd have to consult your own certifying authority also:

Kidney Stones - AOPA

I don't think FAA, at least, likes you flying with retained stones. I expect other agencies are similar. So you have to prove they are gone.

As Gingernut pointed out, there are some things to do to ameliorate stones, but in depends on the type of stone.
obgraham is online now  
Old 15th Sep 2015, 22:31
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
Age: 72
Posts: 613
Does this help?
Airclues is offline  
Old 16th Sep 2015, 05:41
  #7 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: भारत
Posts: 100
Its really helpful, Thank you so much.
ikarus- is offline  
Old 17th Sep 2015, 06:11
  #8 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: भारत
Posts: 100
Thanks for the link and telling about DAO,Tg, IgA.
For some reason my Doc (radiologist) said food has very little to do with it but the other Doc (Surgeon) gave me a small list of what to eat and what to restrict.
What I have read from Internet If once you have stones you should restrict food which will form Oxalate and they affect different people differently.

Last edited by ikarus-; 17th Sep 2015 at 06:26.
ikarus- is offline  
Old 17th Sep 2015, 09:40
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: In front of a computer
Posts: 1,948
Flew with a retained stone for many years under UK CAA medical conditions - "as or with a co-pilot" Had x-ray check ups at two year intervals however nobody told the stone it had to stay put and it eventually passed a couple of years ago.

As LTNman man says , the least funny thing that's ever happened to me...
ETOPS is offline  
Old 19th Sep 2015, 08:05
  #10 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: भारत
Posts: 100
Thanks for your Inputs
ikarus- is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.