Remedies for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can strike without warning. The pain can be likened to getting stabbed in the lower back with a sharp knife and the shock and agony of it will lead people to consider any remedy even surgery to gain some relief.

However surgery should be only considered as a last resort because it can have serious consequences for the future health and functioning of the kidney.

An alternative to surgical procedure called “extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy” (ESWL) which blasts the stone into tiny fragments so it can then be easily flushed also has the potential for long term health consequences.

The good news is that  most stones can be dissolved and naturally passed from the system in the majority of cases.

8mm Kidney Stone

Roughly 10 percent of people can expect to develop kidney stones in their lives with males about four times more likely than women to develop them.

Kidney stones don’t always cause problems and often go undiagnosed for years. It’s often only when they grow large enough to block the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder that they cause excruciating pain getting your full attention.

Exactly what causes kidney stones is not known. There can be many different reasons. The most common type in about 80% of cases is composed of calcium oxalate crystals. Other types of  stones are composed of struvite (magnesium, ammonium and phosphate); calcium phosphate; and cystine. Uric acid stones are another different type of stone in about 5–10% of cases.

Even though calcium is one of the major minerals in kidney stones, research now shows that having a low calcium diet actually increases the incidence of forming them. When calcium levels are low your body produces more oxalate which  results in an increase risk of developing kidney stones.

One of the first treatments recommended is to drink plenty of fluid to try to flush the stones out.  Usually if this has no effect the stones are larger than 5 mm and then you may want to try to dissolve them quickly so they can then be flushed out.

If you have had kidney stones in the past or  your family has a history of them,  then you have an increased risk of developing them in the future. It is probably worth your while looking into some type of remedy or treatment that will help stop them recurring. It maybe as simple as drinking more fluids on a regular basis, or changing your diet to either exclude foods that can cause stones to form, or even adding in foods that do the opposite and promote kidney health.

If you are looking for a natural and drug-free remedy that is explained in full detail you can find it here at – Kidney Stone Removal Report .

Kidney Stones Information Video

The incidence of kidney stones is on the increase. Much of this increase can be attributed to hotter weather and lack of adequate drinking water that causes dehydration. Having enough water  at regular intervals is one way to lessen this problem. This video will give you an introduction to some of the issues surrounding kidney stones and the treatments available.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones by akman21

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