Kidney stones patient often suffers a severe pain and experience uneasiness. These make them difficult to deal with their daily activities. There are so many factors that cause the formation of kidney stones such as the increase in acid levels of the body and inadequate amount of essential minerals needed by the body.
What kidney stone patients desire is for them to pass kidney stones quickly. To answer and help them with this dilemma, here are some ways that they can use:
1. Proper body hydration is needed daily to prevent the formation of certain illnesses especially kidney stones. To help pass kidney stones quickly, drinking 6-10 glasses of water a day is required. This technique will promote frequent elimination of urine, thus, increasing the possibility of eradicating the stones out as well.
Though not required, it is best to use distilled water for kidney stones are commonly formed by some minerals like magnesium, uric acid, phosphate, oxalate and calcium. The usual water we drink can some have impurities and metals that can trigger the enlargement of the kidney stones.
2. Lying on the bed or just sitting around the corner will never help lessen the pain a kidney stone patient suffers. Exercising is a good way to lessen the pain for this can make the stone move towards the urinary system. Doing some movements like walking around the area will aid in the elimination of the stone.
3. Another effective way that can help clear out kidney stones is the use of natural treatments or herbal remedies. Celery seeds are good at dissolving stones. Put two tablespoons of celery seeds in two cups of boiling water. Keep it boiling until the seeds are already soft and then get it out of the fire. Remove the seed from the water and drink half a cup of the water once in an hour.
4. There are many factors that cause the formation of kidney stones. If the kidney stone is formed due to the increase of uric acid level, then having plenty of cherries a day will help eliminate the kidney stone.
5. Another home remedy that will help pass kidney stone quickly is blending a tablespoon of lemon with a tablespoon of olive oil. A kidney stone patient can sip this combination along with water. This is good in eradicating kidney stone with no pain because of olive oil.
There are so many ways to pass kidney stones quickly but it is always good to prevent the formation of such stones in order not to experience the soreness and uneasiness it can give.
Frequently Asked Questions
what are the fruits,vegetables and meat avoid for a kidney stone patient?
last year i had a laser treatment surgery for kidney stone.i learn that stones can develop in future.to avoid this can u suggest me a perfect diet? (am drinking 4litters of water everyday,avoid drinking milk and eating eggs,tomatto,grape etc.what are the vegetables and fruits i must avod?
There have been many studies on the role of nutrition in helping to reduce kidney stones. A recent study conducted Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that previous recommendations to limit dairy products in an effort to reduce the risk of kidney stones was misguided. This study conducted on more than 90,000 women, showed "that women with the highest intake of dietary calcium had the lowest risk of kidney stones."
Researchers have theorized that this is happening because "calcium is believed to neutralize the absorption of oxalate, a substance that is present in foods such as spinach and beets which has been linked to kidney stone formation."
It is very important to note that the reduced risk of kidney stones was not found for those who took calcium supplements. For those taking calcium supplement the risk of kidney stones increased slightly. Researcher theorized that this happens "because supplements are often not taken in conjunction with meals, limiting the calcium’s ability to neutralize the absorption of oxalate." This is one of the many reasons why I used diet I to increase my calcium intake, and avoid supplements.
For kidney stones the research suggests that the following foods are appropriate either for avoiding or eating. As always, check with your doctor and have appropriate blood work done before following any of the research suggestions from this or other sources. The recipes for including these foods in your diet and the research supporting these recommendations are included in my 4 books.
Foods to consider avoiding
Oxalate combines with calcium to form insoluble crystals that make up most kidney stones.
Hence it is a good idea to avoid most oxalate foods like
spinach (seems to produce the most oxalate)
peanuts, peanut oil
salt - causes more excretion of calcium in urine
lots of meat
soft drinks (have phosphoric acid)
Some foods to consider eating more often
magnesium (dry milk in homemade yogurt increases the percent of magnesium content through food)
2 cups of calcium fortified orange juice a day provides:
protective citrate, a substitute for potassium citrate, a drug used to prevent kidney stones
additional calcium which research shows actually help break up the kidney stones.
6-10 8oz. glasses of water a day
Vitamin C - ONLY 500 mg a day. Ascorbic acid can inhibit urinary pH (which lowers urinary citrate, a natural inhibitor of kidney stones).
potassium foods, such as fruits and vegetables
small amounts of meat (about the size of a deck of cards), and, if possible, the elimination of red meat from the diet
standard 800-1,000 mg of calcium per day from foods, not supplements. Low calcium may allow absorption of oxalates.
Having overindulged, drink 2 full glasses of water.
Get 10 mg of Vitamin B6 from food. One source of Vitamin B6: eat the tip of a banana, the dark part lodging between the banana and the skin.
Also check for
Check intake of Thiazide diuretics (water pills) to reduce calcium excreted in urine.
Check your risk for osteoporosis.
Check for sodium in urine before diminishing salt too much.
Pain in my Back is it Kidney Stones?
I am a women in my 22 years old, my concern is the following I have a pain in my lower back right side. i believe I have something in my kidneys maybe a stone I did a kidney test for stones back on january of this year and came out with a stone about 9mm i think that was the measurement and since then the pain is really bad i have had pain in my back since many years ago, also some of my family members have kidney problems don't know if is due to family. My concern and overall question is the following.... Since January the pain is worst when I bend down it hurts also when I walk.. sometimes also when i am doing some cleaning around the house... even when i am sleeping at night that pain in my right lower back side. Its been a while from January when i went for a test and they found the stone... The pain I have now feels like something pointy is in my back. like i would say a pointy rock or something in my back that sometimes its like pocking me inside horrible pain. This Monday I decided to go for a test because the pain is too much I went for a kidney test to see if I had the stone... When I was laying down where they were doing the test my pain was there and I felt that pointy thing in my back the doctor kept looking at the camera but no sign of any rocks.... I told her exactly where I felt the pain and where that pointy thing bothering was at and she put the camera there and nothing was found. Everything concluded the results that I have no kidney stones. She Just said that maybe the stone had dissolved and moved some where else but overall where she normally does the test with the camera to look for any stones she found anything.... So I am very sad not knowing what do I have? Why is that pain there in my lower back right side if I went for the test of kidney stones and nothing was found? Anybody knows what can it be? Any natural treatments? Homemade remedies? I have no insurance and had to pay upfront for the exam.... Any suggestions? Thank You in Advanced.....
How to get rid of Kidney Stone?
I recently had an ultrasonography twice within a period of 2 weeks. The 2nd report says that "there is a 6.4 mm sized left lower uteric calculus just proximal to the UV junction. The proximal ureter is dilated. Mild hydronephrosis in the left kidney". The 1st report said the same but the calculus was about 7mm. It has reduced since I am on ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines 'Nepritone, Calcury, Cystone and Berberis' while I was home. I am a little worried as I am now away from home. Can anybody suggest a homemade treatment to get rid of it. Please help.
Most small stones usually pass through the body by themselves within hours or a few days. Drinking lots of fluids helps this process.
Certain types of stones can be dissolved using medications. However, the most common stones (those containing calcium) cannot be dissolved. Stones that do not pass by themselves need treatment. One method of treatment is a non-surgical technique called Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) that uses high-energy shock waves to break the stones into small fragments like sand. This stone dust then passes with urine during the next few weeks.
This treatment can be successfully used in many cases where the stones are relatively small. The other method is by an operation that can be done either using the endoscope (ureteroscopy, nephroscopy) or by the standard open technique. More and more stones can now be treated without having to resort to an open operation.
Natural treatments and best diet for kidney failure in dogs?
My GSD,Lulu,is 8 years old and the picture of health.She eats Merrick,Eagle Pack Holistic and several other premium foods. For the last several days,she has been urinating more frequently and has had two accidents in the house during the night.I took a urine sample to the vet today and her specific gravity was very low.The vet suspects kidney failure and Lulu is going in for bloodwork next week.She is otherwise acting fine - eating, active, good weight,etc. I have had dogs with renal failure before,and most of them were in their teens when diagnosed and did not last long. I did have a mixed breed called Lilac who was diagnosed at age 9 and lived to be 13,which is what I am hoping for Lulu.I really do not think I can bear to lose her right now. Lilac,( the mixed breeed) ate Hill's KD and Cycle Senior ( this was back in the late '80's) and did well on them. I have been looking online for alternative treatments and diets and wonder if those of you who have had experience with canine renal failure can recommend any herbal/dietary treatments to help my dog should she have renal failure.Is there a dog food or homemade diet that you have had good results with? I am open to trying anything,because Lulu is so very special to me,she is just such a great dog and is so loyal and sweet;she is my shadow. Any advice will be appreciated and if you would star the question so that others who have had or do have dogs with renal failure can see it,I would appreciate it.Thanks in advance.
I'd suggest that you give your dog a natural supplement called Tripsy. It contains a powerful combination of herbal extracts proven to:
Promote healthy kidney functioning
Fight kidney infections
Improve urinary flow
Reduce the pain and discomfort of kidney stones
Tripsy is high effective, yet is totally natural and 100% safe for long-term use.
Here's the link with more info: http://www.petwellbeing.com/dog-kidney-disease-p91.cfm
What causes male, neutered cats to spray blood?
I had to take my cat to the Vet's today because he has been spraying blood for 2 weeks. 2 weeks ago he was given a shot of Convenia, which didn't help, so I decided to wait 2 weeks to take him again. I took him in today, and X-rays revealed no stones. I work at the Vet's as a Veterinary assistant, and it was a clear picture. But, what I am wondering is what could cause my cat to spray blood if there are no stones present? One of the doctors that examined him couldn't really give me an explanation to the cause. The blood work checked out fine too. I have a male, neutered cat who is 15 years old. The doctor prescribed him Clavamox and changed his diet to feline UR cat food and said he had a Urinary Tract Infection, but I am wondering what causes the cats to spray blood, if there are no stones blocking?
Stones are just one possibility, there could be crystals, and since those can be small, they can be hard to see.
Forget the dry food - the UTI will not stop unless you go over to wet food/tinned foods, as has been proven again and again, and are you aware your vet gets money for "prescribing' those foods?
The Covenia only lasts for two weeks - I would ask for a stronger antibiotic, since if they cannot tell you the cause, how can they give an antibiotic only meant for certain infections as Covenia is?
Only about 20% of FLUTD cases involve bladder stones, about half of these are struvite, and half are calcium oxalate stones. Crystals are not the same as stones. Male cats who block usually do so with crystals held together in a gel-like matrix with mucus from the irritated bladder. This "plug" can get stuck at the narrow end of the urethra. Crystals may be present by themselves or at the same time as a stone. Occasionally, multiple types of crystals may be present at the same time.
About two thirds of FLUTDs are classified as "idiopathic cystitis", meaning "bladder inflammation of unknown cause." It is rare for bacteria to be involved--most are "sterile" inflammations. Less common causes of these signs include behavior disorders, kidney stones, anatomical defects in the bladder wall, other systemic diseases, and bladder cancer.
Diet is a component of FLUTD, though usually not the sole cause. Dry cat foods, particularly high-fiber "light" or "senior" foods, contribute to overall dehydration and high urine concentration. Cats with FLUTD should not be fed any dry food at all if possible. Canned or homemade foods help keep the urine dilute, minimizing irritation and the risk of crystal or stone formation. Feed in timed meals rather than leaving food available.
There are also other considerations.
* Bladder infections
* Some forms of urinary cancer
* Urinary tract stones
* Poisoning (especially from rat poison products)
* Accidents or injury
Treatment for cat urine with blood depends on the cause.
In many cases the reason for blood in cat urine can be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics will take care of most bacterial infections that lead to cat urine with blood in it. In some cases, you may need to change your pet's diet to help reduce the presence of cat bladder stones. More often than not, blood in cat urine will require increased levels of hydration.
Sometimes it just takes more than one treatment to get rid of the infection.
Tinned food, and add water into it before feeding. Keep u with more antibiotics, and you should see the issue vanish.
is diet tea healthy or not?
does drinking dieting tea help me in my diet,i know it's not good after every meal but what i mean is after fatty meals or sweets or even before sleeping if i ate right before i sleep.well i found a product of diet tea that contains 50% fennel ,30% chicory and 20 % senna.so are these herbs good for burning fats and sugar,and if i bought each herb separately and mixed them myself will they be better or what shall i do
Can i clarify the formula of your "homemade diet tea".
20 % senna
1. FENNEL- Clinical studies have shown that fennel, as part of the diet, helps regulate contractions of the small intestine and aids gas expulsion. Fennel also relaxes the gut, which can relieve spasms of the GI tract. As a result, fennel assists in the dietary management of IBS symptoms, and is exceptional for IBS bloating, gas and abdominal pain. Fennel is also a traditional digestive aid for colic, heartburn, indigestion, and stomachaches.
2. CHICORY- Chicory root supplements have no known side effects, and are recommended for proper liver and gallbladder functions. With the benefits to the digestive system and toxin cleansing properties that chicory root offers, it is an excellent natural ingredient that is found in many effective weight loss supplements. Its ability to help the body absorb calcium is also important, especially when dieting.
Chicory root benefits weight loss because of the effect it has on the digestive system. It is an excellent source of fructooligosaccharides which help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. Chicory root also supports the body's detoxification system through the liver and kidneys, and is believed to help with calcium absorption.
Proper digestive functioning is crucial for weight loss, and chicory root is essential for proper digestion. Its ability to help break down fats is also important in weight loss.
Some of the benefits you will find in chicory root includes its ability to decrease the levels of serum LDL cholesterol in the blood. It also contains vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants.
Chicory root also helps promote optimal blood sugar levels and increases stool bulk and consistency. It provides soluble fiber, which helps improve digestion. Another benefit is the ability to build your body's resistance to gallstones and liver stones. By increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body.
Chicory Root has diuretic properties that provide protection for the urinary tract system and kidneys. Toxins are removed and the cleansing of the body is stimulated because of an increase in urine flow. Other benefits include indigestion relief, and relief from diarrhea and gastritis.
3. SENNA- Senna is used quite regularly and widely in medicine and today is a main ingredient in commercial stool softeners and some diet aids. The overuse of Senna has become a dangerous dieting agent as well as an over used laxative and caution should be made. Topically Senna is being used in cosmetics and hair care and this poses no threat.
Senna tea is useful for constipation and will act as a stool softener to make bowel movements easier to achieve.
Senna has been used to curb the appetite in diet teas and move the food through the intestines before all the calories are absorbed by the body.
Senna has been used as a hair treatment, much like Henna without the coloring affect.
I think it is not harmful and it looks good to me.
You may try to use use it for at least two weeks to see the result.
Have a nice day and good luck.
Remedy 4 cracked heels?
The main causes of cracked heels is due to prolonged standing or other activities that keeps you busy on your feet as well as other factors such as being overweight, dry feet, the constant exposure to water can take away the natural oil from the feet leading to cracked feet however ill fitting shoes is known to the most common cause for cracked feet.
Try using these home remedies instead of cream products, here are some cracked heel treatment which are easy to use and inexpensive.
1.Before applying any sort of home remedies, wash your feet with mild soap. Sesame oil is the best homemade remedy. Rub the sesame oil gently on the foot. Leaving it overnight, wear a pair of socks.
2.Lemon is the best product for cracked heel treatment. Squeeze a piece of lemon in quarter bucket of warm water. After a while, use pumice stone to rub your cracked heels. This also helps to remove the dead skin.
3.Coconut oil also does wonders. With the palms of your hand, massage your heels well with coconut oil. Leave it overnight with a pair of socks on. Next morning rub your heels with the help of a pumice stone and wash well with hot water.
4.Make a paste of banana pulp, avocado and half a coconut. Use this paste and massage on your feet gently. Leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse well with warm water. The coconut and avocado is rich in fat soluble vitamins which will keep your feet moisturized.
5.Simply soak your feet in warm water and soap and after the skin seems soft, use a pumice stone to get rid of the dead skin on your heels.
6.The juice of papaya and lemon also helps for cracked heel treatment. Rub the juice on the heel and wash off after 15 to 20 minutes.
Try looking after your feet and prevent it from getting deep cracks. Try adding foods which are rich in calcium (milk, cheese, butter, curd, tinned fish, and natural juices), iron (vegetables, chicken, fish, cereals) and zinc (brown rice, kidney bean, curd). Also try eating fruits and vegetables such as carrots, jackfruit seeds, pumpkin seeds and watermelon which may help to prevent dry cracked feet.
I hope it helps!