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Kidney donor. What precautions can cleanse and make kidney healthy for donation? Calcium build normal?

I am getting ready to be a living kidney donor for a friend of mine. I am a vegetarian who eats very little salt and drinks about 1 to 2 gallons of water a day. Is there anything else I can do to cleanse my kidneys. I would like them to be as healthy as possible prior to the surgery. We have already been genetically matched, and I am getting the paperwork for the urinalysis . They did find two tiny spots on my kidney so they would like to do a 3 day urinalysis, sending one to Chicago. We do not think the sports are stones or cancer , just calcium build up. Anything you can tell me to get my kidneys in the best health would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, TEG
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Appreciate your resolve to donate kidney to your friend. Normally body will take care of itself. There is nothing you can do to cleanse your kidneys. Maintain adequate hydration. Drink at least 3 ltr of water daily. Avoid smoking and alcohol before surgery. Avoid drugs which are toxic to kidneys most commonly pain killers. Don't take any medication without prescription.
Spots in the kidneys are most Likely calcium Plaques which may a precussor of stone formation. Check if you have a family history of stone formation.
Wishing you well
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