Kidney stones are mineral or organic deposits that harden in the kidney and can become quite painful
when they block the flow of urine as it tries to
pass through the bladder or urethra.
stones are solid pieces of mineral or organic
deposits that form in the kidney. Small stones may remain
in the kidney, or may be passed out of the body without notice
and cause few problems.
however, are what make most patients sit up and take notice!
may get stuck in the bladder or the urethra, blocking
the flow of urine and resulting in severe pain for minutes or even
hours. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, fever and
chills, or blood in the urine.
small stones can partially block the thin tubes connecting
the kidneys to your bladder or the outlet from the bladder
itself. These stones may cause chronic infections or permanent
kidney stones usually include a course of medication, surgery or
using sound waves to break up the stone. A special kidney
stone diet may also be prescribed for cutting back on sodium
intake to lessen the risk of developing another kidney stone.
hydrated is the best defense for preventing kidney stones, especially during
the summer months which is the height of 'kidney
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Basics of kidney
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stone types, causes and risk factors, signs and symptoms,
diagnosis, plus traditional as well homeopathic treatment,
herbal remedies and suggested nutritional supplements that
may help to prevent stones from forming.
- An entire array of full-color images in several galleries depicting
the various shapes and sizes of kidney stones including cystine,
uric acid, and struvite stones.
is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.