Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment (HOME REMEDIES)

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Kidney stones

These are small hard deposit that forms inside the kidney of human body and it’s painful when pass through it. It from when there is decrease in urine volume. kidney stones are made of minerals and salt from inside the kidneys. Kidney stones can be present in men, women and in children. One in every 20 person develops kidney stones at some point of their life.
In human it cause blockage of the ureters ( the narrow duct leading to the bladder, the blockage can cause decrease function and dilation of the kidneys. Most kidney stones are made of calcium. Other components include uric acid, Magnesium ammonium Phosphate and amino acid cysteine. Either the stone stay in the kidneys or travel down through the urinary tract. It is more prevalent in men than in women.
 

 Some symptoms of kidney stones are:-

There are many symptoms of kidney stones in men and women. These are based on the differences of each gender urinary tract.
 

In Men

it includes abdominal and lower back pain, a frequent urge to urinate, blood in urine, gastric distress, fever and chills.

 In Women

it includes itching of Vulva, discharge pain in the Vulva, ovulation, continuous urine passing and blood in urine.  

In Children

In Children it’s slightly different from adults. It includes restlessness, constant crying, blood in urine, pain in urine and change in colour of urine.
 
Some questions that will help you when you will visit a doctor are :-
 
   1) Ask your doctor if you have to make some changes in the diet.
   2) Notice your liquid intake and urine frequency during 24 hours. 
   3) Prepare the list of medicine that you have taken before. 
   4) Tell the doctor about the others Symptoms that are not related with the kidney stones.
   5) Take some of your friends, relatives or anyone. They will discuss any questions that you may have forgotten.
  

Causes of kidney stone

 

1) Lack of water

The leading cause of kidney stones is lack of water inside the body.s tones are commonly found in the person who drink less than 10 glass of water per day. When there is less water in the body urine become more acidic. An excessive acidic urine is the cause of formation of kidney stones. 

2) Diets

Eating a diet that is high in salt, sugar and protein may increase the risk of formation of kidney stones. This is especially true with high sodium diet. Too much salt can increase the amount of calcium that must be filtered by the kidneys frequently, which increases the risk of kidney stones. 

3) Obesity

More body mass, large thighs, broad waist and high weight gain link to the formation of kidney stones. Obesity also  have many more disease causing ability including kidney stones.

4) Medical treatment

Gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory disease or chronic diarrhoea which cause changes in digestive process that affect the absorption of calcium and water in the body, which increase the risk of kidney stones. 

5) Family history

If someone in your family have kidney stones, then you are at a risk of develop stones too. And if you have one kidney stone, then you are more likely to have another kidney stones.
 

Remedies for kidney stone

 Now here are some of the best home remedies to get rid of the kidney stones.
 

1) Water

When passing the stones, the maximum amount of water intake can help you speeding up the process. Take 13 glass of water per day. Once the stone is passed, you should continue to drink 13 glass of water per day. See the color of your urine. It should be light yellow. Dark yellow urine is the sign of dehydration, which will cause kidney stones.

2) Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid which will help you to get rid of kidney stones. It also breaks the smallest stones and make them pass easily. You can drink lemon juice with water if you like. Lemon juice have many other health benefits. It prevents the growth of bacteria inside the body. 

3) Basil juice

Basil juice contains acetic acid which breaks down the kidney stones and reduce pain. It also reduce uric acid levels, which reduces the formation of kidney stones. Use fresh basil leaves, blend it and make juice or tea and drink several cups of it daily. It will help you to get rid of kidney stones. 

4) Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar help to alkalize urine and increase stomach acid to get rid of kidney stones. It also contains citric acid which will help you to reduce pain. For more benefits, add 2 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar with 7-8 ounce of purified water and drink it daily. Repeat it 3 days in a week for good results.

5) Celery juice

Celery juice clear away the toxic agents which helps in the formation of kidney stones. It also helps to flush out the kidney stones from the body. Blend 2 celery stock with water, and drink the juice daily.
     You shouldn’t drink this juice if you have:-
  • Low blood pressure
  • A scheduled surgery
  • Any bleeding disorder

6) Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate juice helps and improves overall kidney function. It also helps to flush the stone and removes toxic agents from the body. It lower urine acidic levels which will help you to get rid of the kidney stones. You can drink as many glass of pomegranate juice, there are no limits.
     You shouldn’t drink this if you have:-
  • Medication changed by the liver.
  • Blood pressure medication, such as chlorothiazide.

7) Kidney beans

The cooked kidney beans improves overall urinary and kidney health. Simply extract the liquid from cooked beans and drink few glasses of it daily. Repeat it for 3 times a week to get rid of kidney stones.(10)

8) Dandelion root

Dandelion have vitamins ( A, B, C, D) and minerals such as potassium, iron and zinc. This helps to eliminate waste material and increase urine output. You can make fresh dandelion root juice or buy as a tea. If you desire to drink it fresh then add some Orange peel, ginger and an Apple. Drink 4 cups of it daily.
    You shouldn’t this if you have:-
  • Blood thinners
  • Antacid
  • Lithium
  

9) Wheat grass juice

It increase the urine flow which help to pass the stone. It also contains vital nutrients that cleanse the kidney.
You can drink 4-8 ounce of wheat grass juice per day. To prevent the side effects, start with the smallest amount and gradually increase your way up to 8 ounce. Repeat it minimum for a week to get rid of kidney stones.

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