Why Kidney Stones Need to be Treated:
Kidneys are organs that flush out waste from the body through urine. A kidney stone forms when there is an excess of toxins or wastes in the body and insufficient fluids, causing the toxins to crystallize into stones inside your kidneys. Kidney stones can cause further issues in the body’s urinary system.
If you have kidney stones these are some of the symptoms that you may experience:
- Pain in your back:
When a large kidney stone moves into your ureter it can create an obstruction which causes pain. The pain usually begins below your ribs on one side, radiating around to your front and sometimes moves into your groin.
- Blood in your urine:
As the stone moves through your ureter, blood can end up flowing in your urine. The blood may be visible to your own naked eye, or it may only be seen in a laboratory.
- Renal failure:
If you have large-sized or multiple kidney stones, they may cause severe damage within your kidney. This damage may ultimately lead to renal or kidney failure which is the inability of your kidney to perform its excretory functions.
Because kidney stones can cause so many problems, they need to be treated as soon as possible.
Treatment for Kidney Stones:
Smaller kidney stones can pass through urine on their own. You do not need any surgical treatment to remove them. You can pass them off on your own, or by taking medications like ibuprofen and tamsulosin.
Larger stones can only be removed through procedures that may be surgical or non-surgical. These are the most cutting-edge treatments for kidney stones:
This is a non-surgical procedure that uses high-energy sound waves to blast the stones into tiny fragments. These small pieces of stones can be easily passed out in the urine.
In this surgical procedure a ureteroscope is inserted through the ureter to allow the doctor to see the inner lining of the ureters and kidneys. Once the stone is found it is either removed or obliterated.
The doctor uses a nephroscope which is a thin viewing tool. It is used to locate and remove the kidney stone. The doctor first inserts the tool directly into your kidney through a small incision made in your back. For larger kidney stones, the doctor also may apply a laser to break the stones into smaller parts.
These are the most cutting-edge treatments for kidney stones. If your case is very serious, your doctor may recommend one of these treatments.
How to Prevent Kidney Stones:
Kidney stones can be prevented by having a healthy lifestyle. Drink fluids regularly which will prevent minerals from crystallizing in the kidneys. Exercise can strengthen the abdomen muscles which can strengthen the kidneys and the entire urinary system. Which will allow waste to pass through as urine, more easily.
If you suffer from kidney stones come to the Kidney Stone Clinic, you will get the most advanced treatments available. The Kidney Stone Clinic is one of the best urologist hospitals in Chennai. It has the best equipment necessary for complicated procedures such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy.