Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to avoid kidney stones

What is a kidney stone?
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney.
Kidney stones (or calculi) are hard stones that can form in one or both of the kidneys.

Types of Kidney Stones :
Primary stones are formed in acidic urine. alcoholism, excess intake of nitrogenous rich food.
Secondary stones arise in alkaline medium and are formed due to local infection.

Symptoms of Kidney Stones :
Painful urination, blood in your urine.
Frequent urination and presence of blood in the urine.
Extreme pain in your back and side.
Chill, shock, vomiting, nausea and sweating.
Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy.
Burning feeling when you urinate.

Causes of Kidney Stones :
Insufficient intake of fluids.
Excess intake of Vitamin D and lack of Vitamin C.
Excess intake of meat,condiment and spices,white flour and sugar. products, tea and coffee.
Overeating can lead to formation of stones.
Have a family history of kidney stones

Treatment of Kidney Stones :
Avoid foods that irritate the kidneys.
Try to drink 12 full glasses of water a day. Drinking lots of water helps to flush away the substances that form stones in the kidneys.
You can also drink lemon-lime sodas, and fruit juices.
If you are prone to forming calcium oxalate stones, you may need to limit foods that are high in oxalate.
Kidney beans are effective remedy for kidney stones and other kidney problems
Celery can be used regularly to prevent stone formation.
Restrict protein diet.
Yoga is also very beneficial.


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nigel said...

Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. The most common type of stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. Drink lots of water. Avoid grapefruit juice. In general, citrus juices seem to help reduce the acidity of urine.

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assw said...

The urinary tract, or method, consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, & urethra. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located below the ribs toward the middle of the back, one on each side of the spine.


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