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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones
What Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits formed in the kidney due to excessive presence of crystal forming substances. Kidney stones causes a lot of sudden and severe pain. With the help of natural remedies and medications, these stones can be easily washed off from the kidneys without causing any permanent damage.

What Triggers Formation of Kidney Stones?

  • Excessive presence of crystal forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid
  • Family history
  • Dehydration
  • Intake of certain diets that are high in protein, sodium and sugar
  • Obesity
  • Presence of digestive diseases such as chronic diarrhea and inflammatory bowel syndrome
  • Medical conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, cystinuria and renal tubular acidosis

How Would You Know If You Have Kidney Stones?

  • You may experience severe pain in the side and back (below the ribs)
  • Pain that spreads to the lower abdomen, groin
  • Pain during urination
  • Color of the urine may change to pink, red or brown
  • Persistent need to urinate
  • Foul smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills in case of infection

What Should You Do In case Your Symptoms Worsen?

  • You may get sudden and severe pain at times. Incase the pain worsens make sure you lie down for some time.
  • Severe pain may be accompanied with other signs such as blood in urine, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.
  • In case of severity, visit a doctor without any further delay

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor will ask you for your symptoms and suggest a few diagnostic tests such as blood test, urine test and imaging.
  • Your doctor will recommend you to drink plenty of water (1.9 to 2.8 litres) during the day
  • You may also be recommended to have pain relievers to lessen the pain and discomfort
  • In case of large stones, you may have to go for sound wave therapy that will help to rupture the stones into tiny pieces that can be passed out in the urine
  • In severe cases, the doctor may recommend surgery to remove the stones

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms and to speed up your recovery:
1. Barley Water
Ingredients: Barley, Water
Ways to Use:

Boil a glass of water with a teaspoon of barley pearls. Continue to boil on a low flame until the water reduces to half the quantity

Strain and cool the mixture. Drink it through the day. You can choose to add lemon or honey to make it tasty.

2. Concoction Drink
Ingredients: Lemon, Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
Ways to Use:

Add organic olive oil to lemon juice. Drink the mixture and have a glass of water post that.

After 30 minutes, squeeze half a lemon into one and half glass of water. Add raw apple cider vinegar to it and drink it.

Repeat this after every hour till the symptoms get better.

3. Pomegranate Juice
Ingredients: Pomegranate
Ways to Use:

Consume a glass of freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice every day. You can also choose to eat a pomegranate instead.

4. Coke and Asparagus
Ingredients: Coke, Asparagus
Ways to Use:

It may sound surprising, but coke and asparagus have diuretic properties. Drink about two glasses of coke and post that consume half a pound of steamed asparagus. This shall significantly help to relieve symptoms

As is believed and proven by science, make sure you drink a lot of water. It will not only help to keep your kidneys healthy but will also add to your overall health. However, if you happen to get kidney stones make sure you try these effective natural ways to get rid of them the natural way!

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