Last Updated on Dec 05, 2016

Kidney / Urinary Stone - Management Tips

Kidney/urinary stones can be managed with a little care and perseverance. The following are some simple tips for preventing stones -

  • It is advisable to drink enough fluids everyday; 8-10 glasses of water is advisable for all adults. This helps to produce enough urine which in turn helps to flush out the excess minerals or crystals before they actually become stones within the urinary tract or kidney. Dehydration and low fluid intake are the most prominent risk factors that trigger kidney stone formation.
  • Any type of healthy fluid is recommended, but experience has emphasized the role of citrate drinks in preventing stone formation. Lemonade, made with frozen concentrate or fresh lemon, is a drink highly recommended for its citrate content.
  • People prone to develop stones are advised to go for a low protein diet. They are also advised to reduce fat content in their diet.
  • Individuals who are prone to develop calcium stones are advised to lower their sodium in take. Otherwise most stone patients are advised a normal calcium diet without supplements. However the quantity of calcium in the patients’ diet is a controversial subject and different schools of thought exist.
  • People who are prone to develop stones must avoid the specific food item that provides fodder for stone formation.
  • Stone forming drugs must be avoided such as certain diuretics, probenicid or calcitrol.

Comments

ProAsim Thursday, June 13, 2013

I had a pain while discharge urine almost 2 months ago, I took some medicine and it worked. After couple of weeks in the late night for continues 2 days a severe desire to discharge urine but there was actually no urine. Let me conclude it quickly, I had gone through Blood, Urine Test and also Ultrasound of complete abdomen. In the Urine found puss cell and also some blood cells as well but there was no stone or infection in kidneys. Doctor prescribed some medicine for 15 days and advised to come again for checkup. I took medicine and then did not visit again to doctor. Almost 5 days ago on dated 8th June, I noticed there was blood coming from my urine, I started drinking water, lemon juice, the urine was hard to come out but I noticed blood stopped coming during urinate but some drops of blood at the end come out. before visiting doctor on 10th June, I again gone through some tests of Urine and Ultrasound, there was small infection was showing on urine pipe. Then again doctor advised go with X-ray of abdomen, on 10th evening I get the x-ray result and found a shadow of stone on urine pipe [Sorry I have no idea what to say to this place]. The stone is not too big but I noticed this can not go through urine pipe, can you please advice how can I cure from this?

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