The Effect of Kidney Stones:
Kidney stones can have damaging effects on the urinary tract. This is because they block the urinary tract. Here are some of the effects that are caused by kidney stones:
- Pain in the belly area or in the side of the back.
- Pain in the groin area, testicles in men, and vagina in women.
- Strange urine colour.
- Bleeding while urinating.
- Nausea and vomiting.
How to Pass a Kidney Stone:
Once the stone moves out of the ureter and into the bladder, the pain usually subsides almost immediately. From there, the stone typically passes out of the body quickly.
Here are some remedies to help pass a kidney stone:
When passing a kidney stone, increase your water intake to help speed up the process.
You should drink enough about 2 litres of water per day.
- Lemon juice:
Add freshly squeezed lemons to water to introduce citrus to it. Lemons contain citrate, which can break up small stones, thus allowing them to pass easily.
- Basil juice:
Basil juice can be used to make tea or to add it to a smoothie.
- Apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which can help dissolve kidney stones.
It may also ease the pain caused by the stones.
- Celery juice:
Celery is a traditional medicine for treating kidney stones. People who eat less celery are more likely to develop kidney stones.
- Pomegranate juice:
Pomegranate juice contains antioxidants that can help keep the kidneys healthy. It may also help prevent kidney stones.
The Stages of Passing a Kidney Stone:
There are several stages in the process of passing a kidney stone:
Stage 1: Preliminary
This is the first stage when the tone is formed in the kidney. You must see a doctor to confirm if you indeed have a kidney stone.
Stage 2: Impacted
An impacted kidney stone is one that is stuck in your urinary tract and cannot pass on its own. This may necessitate medical intervention.
Stage 3: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
ESWL is a common treatment for kidney stones. It uses sound waves to break up the stone into smaller pieces. Then, the smaller pieces can pass through your urinary tract and get eliminated in your urine.
Stage 4: Recovery
After the stone passes, you may experience relief. Your doctor will continue to monitor you until you completely recover.
The Kidney Stone Clinic offers many kinds of treatments for passing a kidney stone. Therefore, if you have one, you should come to us.