A kidney stone is a crystalline mineral compound formed in the kidney or the urinary tract. Kidney stones, medically referred to as Nephrolithiasis, are one of the most common causes of blood in the urine and pain in the groin, flank, or the abdomen.
Anyone is prone to developing a kidney stone, but those with certain diseases and conditions or those who are on certain medications are at higher risk of developing this condition. Urinary tract stones are far more common in men than in women as men have longer urinary channel. Most of them develop in individuals 20-49 years of age, and those who are susceptible to attacks of kidney stones typically develop the first one during their 2nd or 3rd decade of life.
Kidney stones develop due a decrease in urine volume or an excess of stone-forming compounds in the urine. Most kidney stones are calcium stones in a combination with either phosphate or oxalate. Other compounds which can form stones in the urinary tract include magnesium ammonium phosphate, amino acid cysteine, and uric acid.
Various medical conditions can increase the risk for developing kidney stones:
- Gout chronically increases amount of uric acid in the urine and the blood, leading to formation of uric acid kidney stones.
- Hypercalciuria is an inherited condition which is to blame for stones in over half of cases. In this condition, excess calcium is absorbed from food and excreted into the urine, where it forms calcium phosphate or calcium oxalate kidney stones.
- Chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes are also linked to with an increased risk of developing kidney stones.
Symptoms of Kidney Stones
Although some kidney stones rarely produce symptoms, those suffering from this problem often report a debilitating pain in the low back or the side, abdomen, or groin. This pain can be so severe that it is often followed by vomiting and nausea. Many people describe the pain as the worst pain of their lives.
If the urinary tract is affected by an infection in addition to the stones, there may be chills and fever. Sometimes, symptoms like testicular pain, penile pain, urinary urgency, and difficulty urinating are also possible.
In case of a kidney stone, it is recommended to drink plenty of liquid to allow the stone to be removed by urinating and take analgesics to relieve the pain. However, if the stone is too large, surgical removal might be the only option.
Interestingly, there is yet another solution which combines a lot of liquids for the stone to be subdued. Read on to learn how to break the stone and remove it from the system.
Potent Syrup For Melting Kidney Stones
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 250 grams / 8.8 oz of lemon
- 250 grams / 8.8 oz of parsley root
- 250 grams / 8.8 oz of cold pressed olive oil
- 250 grams / 8.8 oz of organic honey
- Chop the lemon and blend it along with the previously chopped parsley root
- Add the maple syrup, olive oil, and honey and mix well until smooth
- Pour the mixture in a glass jar
- Eat a tablespoon of the mixture on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water and other liquids throughout the day