A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Nephrolithiasis is the medical term for kidney stones.

Causes

  • Lack of calcium supplements
  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Lack of water
  • Heredity
  • Kidney diseases
  • Gout
  • Bowel diseases

Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain on urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Persistent need to urinate
  • Urinating more often than usual
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present
  • Urinating small amounts

Types of kidney stones

  • Calcium stones.
  • Struvite stones.
  • Uric acid stones.
  • Cystine stones.

Home Remedies

  • Water
  • Figs
  • Basil
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Radish Leaves
  • Kidney Beans
  • Horse Gram Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Celery Juice
  • Pomegranate
  • Nettle Leaf
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dandelion Root
  • Grapes
  • Lemon and Olive Oil
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Tomato Juice

How to prevent kidney stones?

  • Consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of water on the daily basis.
  • Avoid eating too much meat and any kind of fish.
  • Eat fruits, which are rich in potassium.
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can be very beneficial in order to prevent kidney stones.
  • Avoid adding too much salt in your diet.
  • Add ACV (apple cider vinegar) and lemon juice in your beverages.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables that are high in calcium, carbohydrates and citrus.
  • Avoid eating non-fermented soya.
  • Try to consume magnesium on the daily basis.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners.

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