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Kidney Stone are One Of The Common Problem For Everyone

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Kidney stones have become a common problem in many parts of India and everybody (adults and children) is at risk of developing kidney stones. The urine has dissolved substances which can precipitate and develop into stones, but these usually do not crystallise to form stones. In most people even if stones are formed they are usually small (less than 5mm) and pass in the urine without any symptoms.

Some of the natural remedies for Kidney Stone are :

1. Horsetail

2. Pomegranate Juice

3. Organic Celery

4. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

5. Dandelion Root

Treatment For Kidney Stone

Friday, September 9th, 2011

 

Some Easy Treatments For Kidney Stone Is:-

1. Prevention is always the preferable way to treat kidney stones. Remaining well hydrated keeps the urine dilute and helps prevent kidney stones from forming.

2. Those who have never passed a kidney stone may not appreciate the severity of the symptoms. There is little a person can do at home to control the debilitating pain and vomiting that can occur with a kidney stone other than to seek emergency care. If this is the first episode and no previous diagnosis has been established, it is important to be seen by a health-care provider to confirm the diagnosis.

3. For those who have a history of stones, home therapy may be appropriate. Most kidney stones, given time, will pass on their own, and treatment is directed toward symptom control. The patient should be instructed to drink plenty of oral fluids. Ibuprofen may be used as an anti-inflammatory medication if there is no contraindication to its use. If further pain medication is needed, the primary-care provider may be willing to prescribe stronger narcotic pain medications.

Treatment Plan For Kidney Stone

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

1. Water
As your doctor has told you, water is essential for your body’s health. About 80% of people are dehydrated and don’t even know it. This spells disaster for those people who are prone to kidney stones. A good rule we suggest is to drink about half your body weight in ounces of water. If you weigh 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces of water a day.

2. Nutrition
You should know that your diet can help or hinder your health too! Here are three simple rules to remember. You should avoid high sugar foods which have been associated with kidney stones. You should also watch your red meat consumption which can make you more prone to uric acid stones. Finally, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables which contain fiber that flushes your body and could possibly pass your stones.

3. Juices
Drink plenty of fruit and vegetable juices such as cranberry, carrot, grape, apple, and orange juices which contain high levels of citrates. Citrates reduce the build up of uric acid and help eliminate the formation of calcium salts (cause of most kidney stones). Avoid soft drinks which contain phosphorus which can cause kidney stones.

4. Know your vitamins
There are at least 3 vitamins you should always be supplementing. For instance, many kidney stone sufferers are B-6 deficient. Therefore, you should consider taking a complete B-complex vitamin which will drastically reduce your risk.

Symptoms for kidney stones

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Many kidney stones don’t move and are too small to cause symptoms. These are often referred to as “silent” stones.

If a kidney stone causes a blockage, or moves down the ureter, it may cause some of the following symptoms:

- pain or aching in the back on one or both sides,
-spasms of intense pain (anywhere between the bottom of the ribs and the groin),
-bloody, cloudy or smelly urine,
-nausea and vomiting,
-a frequent urge to urinate,
-a burning sensation during urination,
-fever and chills.

These can also be symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or cystitis, which is much more common in young women than kidney stones. Anyone who has one or more of these symptoms should seek medical advice.

Diagnosis of kidney stones

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Doctors can usually diagnose kidney stones by asking about symptoms and doing a physical examination. Further tests may be done to confirm the diagnosis, reveal the size, location and identity of the stone. These include:

# Blood tests: to identify excess amounts of certain chemicals related to the formation of stones.

# Urine analysis: patients are asked to give a urine sample for testing, and may be asked to collect urine over 24 hours to analyse it for the chemicals that cause stones.

# X-rays: stones that contain calcium show up white on the X-ray.

# Intravenous urogram (IVU): an X-ray involving an injection of special dye to show up stones that can’t be seen with X-rays alone.

# Ultrasound scan: this uses high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the internal organs.

What causes kidney stones?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Kidney stones form when the salts and minerals that are normally found in the urine become out of balance. Different kinds of kidney stones are formed from salts in the urine.

Calcium stones
These are the most common type of kidney stones. They are made of calcium and oxalate, which are chemicals found naturally in certain foods (see “Prevention”, below for examples of these foods). A diet with a high content of calcium and oxalate can increase the concentration of these chemicals in the urine and make it more likely for stones to form. Other factors include:
excess vitamin D,
overactive parathyroid glands,
medical conditions such as cancer, some kidney diseases, or a disease called sarcoidosis.

Uric acid stones
Excess amounts of uric acid can be caused by eating a lot of meat. Conditions such as gout and treatments such as chemotherapy can also increase the risk of getting uric acid stones.

Struvite stones (infection stones)
These are caused by too much ammonia in the urine. Ammonia is a chemical produced by the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. This kind of stone is most often found in women.

Cystine stones
These are caused by a hereditary disorder called cystinuria, which affects about one per cent of men and women.