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Dr. Zaidi was recognized as the only Top Doctor in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in the field of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, by Castle Connolly's respected TOP Doctors directory.

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Dr. Zaidi was recognized among the top doctors in the nation by US News and World Report.

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Dr. Zaidi's YouTubeVideos

What is Insulin Resistance and How it harms your body?

What Causes Insulin Resistance?

Who Should be Tested for Insulin Resistance and What are the Tests for Insulin Resistance?

What is the Treatment of Insulin Resistance?

Vitamin D: A Hormone

Vitamin D toxicity

Misconceptions about Vitamin D

How to Prevent another Angioplasty?

Vitamin D Test: Right VS Wrong test

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Vitamin D and Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Body pains

Power of Vitamin D, book

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WS Radio Interviews Doctor Zaidi

 

Dr. Zaidi interviewd on the TWC3 News

 

Dr. Zaidi's Radio Interviews on vitamin D

 

HealthRadio.net part 1

HealthRadio.net part 2

 

 

WS Radio Interviews Doctor Zaidi

Dr. Zaidi interviewed on the Homestretch

 

Marie Claire interviews Dr. Zaidi

 

" Ventura County Star" writes about Dr. Zaidi

 

Dr. Zaidi talks to "Women's Health" about Vitamin D.

 

Dr. Zaidi's Articles

Diabetes and Stress connection

Alternative Therapy for Flu and Common Cold

Hormone D Deficieny - A Serious Endocrine Disorder

Why is Vitamin D so important?

Scientific evidence for the link between Vitamin D deficiency and Heart Disease

Scientific evidence for the link between D deficiency and Cancer

Statin Drugs Causing Diabetes-A new Side-effect

Sarfraz Zaidi, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

Dr. Zaidi's Blog

Vitamin D deficiency and Diabetes.

Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common during pregnancy.

Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone.

Is Vitamin D the answer to America's health crisis?

Avandia and heart Disease controversy.

President Clinton's heart disease.

DiabeticVitamins

Diabetic vitamins formulated by Dr. Zaidi

GLUPRIDE Multi

ZARY

VITAMIN D3 for Sublingual Absorption

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Dr. Zaidi's Photos

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Medical Treatment of The Common Type of Kidney Stones

 The most common kidney stones comprise of Calcium and Oxalate, hence these are called Calcium Oxalate stones. In the genetically susceptible individuals, Calcium and Oxalate, when present in large quantities supersaturate in the acidic concentrated urine and stone formation takes place. Therefore, it is important to prevent dehydration, keep urine alkaline (pH more than 7), and reduce the amount of Calcium and Oxalate in the urine. 

Here are steps you can take to reduce the chances of recurrent kidney stone formation: 

Blood test for Calcium, Phosphate, Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), 25 hydroxy vitamin D, 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D, Uric acid, Potassium, Chloride and Bicarbonate.  

24-urine test for pH, Calcium, Phosphate, Oxalate, Citrate and Uric acid.  

Drink plenty of liquids to urinate at least 2.5 liter per day. Beer may be helpful in this regard.

Decrease the intake of foods which are high in Oxalate. These include legumes (peas, peanuts, beans, lentils), tea, chocolate, wheat bran and nuts. 

Increase vegetables and fruits intake which will make your urine alkaline. However, spinach, strawberries, beets, okra and rhubarb are exceptions as these are high in Oxalate. 

Do not limit the intake of Calcium, as Calcium in your diet binds Oxalate, thereby decreasing the amount of oxalate in the urine. Use at least 2 servings of dairy such as yogurt, milk, cheese. Otherwise, take Calcium Citrate 600 mg twice a day with meals. 

Decrease your salt intake to 2 gm per day. Decreasing the salt intake reduces the amount of Calcium excreted in the urine. 

Limit the amount of meats as these make urine acidic. Limiting the meat intake will also reduce the amount of Uric acid in the urine. 

Add Hydrochlorthiazide 25-50 mg per day which will reduce the amount of Calcium excreted in the urine. 

Add Potassium Citrate 30-60 meq per day to replenish Potassium loss in the urine due to Hydrochlorthiazide. In addition, Citrate in the urine helps to prevent stone formation. Monitor serum Potassium every 3 months. 

If urinary Uric acid is high, add Allopurinol 100 mg per day. 

Monitor 24-hour urine periodically to ensure that the calcium and oxalate are going down, pH and citrate are going up, and uric acid is going down in case it was high in the first place.

 

 


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