pH vs. Kidney Stones

                 pHAlo™ vs. Kidney Stones


Low urine pH leads to an increase in uric acid stone formation leading to nephrolithiasis (kidney stones).
Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for kidney stone formation and has been associated with uric acid stones in particular. Obesity and type 2 diabetes have been implicated as risk factors for nephrolithiasis.

For prevention of calcium oxalate, cystine, and uric acid kidney stones, urine should be alkalized (high pH)

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN May 2006 Vol 17 No. 5 1422-1428), conducted a study of 91 people to examine the pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the strong association between type 2 diabetes and uric acid nephrolithiasis. A low urine pH was the predominant metabolic abnormality in uric acid stone disease. In addition, both uric acid stone formers (UASF) and patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrated obesity and elevated blood sugar, which are characteristics of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

This study also found that low urine pH correlates with a higher rate of obesity in patients prone to have nephrolithiasis. The study concludes that in patients with type 2 diabetes, the main risk factor for uric acid nephrolithiasis is a low urine pH.

It is easy to test your urine pH with the testing strips that are included with every purchase of pHAlo.

Raise your urine pH with the daily use of pHAlo™ for the best chance to live a more active and stone free life!

You can read these facts and more at the Journal for the American Society of Nephrology and PubMed

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