Have you suffered with kidney stones in the past? All those suffering from kidney stones know what an extremely painful and traumatic experience it can be. Many describe it as the worst pain ever! The constant stabbing pain that comes in wave like spasms in the lower back, blood in the urine and even pus in the urine and nausea are some of the symptoms. Also known as renal calculi, these are actually crystal aggregations of minerals in the kidney that block the urinary passage.
It is believed that stones less than 4mm in size do not need any medical treatment and they pass out on their own in urine. However, larger ones may in fact need medical intervention in the form of ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) a non invasive procedure or urethral stent. These processes can however cause discomfort and in some cases might need a repetition of the treatment. Many people even choose the option to dissolve kidney stones with natural remedy.
Kidney stones in most cases are due to factors such as, improper diet, not drinking enough water and some studies suggest lack of calcium intake as well. Those with a family history of kidney stones are more prone than those without. The "stones" can be of various compositions from cystine, uric acid & calcium phosphate. Approximately 5% of stones are uric acid type but the most common are composed of calcium oxalate crystals.
It is possible to dissolve kidney stones with natural remedy. To get rid of the stones there are broadly two methods either by flushing them out of the system or dissolve them to the extent where they can pass through the kidney passage. Given below are some safe methods to not only dissolve these crystals / stone but to prevent them in the future as well-
1: Water! Water! And more water! Water is by far the best natural healer; in the sense that it flushes out toxins from the body and helps regulate your system. One should have enough water to pass out 2 to 2.5ltrs of urine per day. This naturally helps the body in passing out small stones (so small that you do not even realize that they are there in your urine.)
2: Restrict intake of beverages like colas. Research shows that excessive intake of aerated drinks has various unhealthy effects.
3: It is imperative to maintain a healthy intake of calcium. The low consumption of calcium is associated with a higher overall risk for the development of kidney stones as calcium binds ingested oxalate in the gastrointestinal tract.
4: Foods with high oxalate like spinach, chocolate, nuts, soybeans, rhubarb etc. should be eaten in moderation.
5: Tablets of Potassium citrate are also used in kidney stone prevention.
6: Avoid large doses of vitamin c.
7: Flush unwanted minerals and detoxify the body with fruit juices, such as orange, blackcurrant and cranberry.
8: Certain studies show that citric acid such as found in lemons helps in dissolving uric acid stones.
9: A diet too rich in proteins might also aggravate stone formations. As protein from meat and other animal products is broken down into various acids such as uric acid.
It is possible to dissolve kidney stones with natural remedy and even prevent them. A healthy life style supported by a balanced diet and sufficient amount of water to keep the body hydrated is necessary.