Fruitful Tips to Avoid Kidney Stones

Tips to Avoid Kidney Stones
Tips to Avoid Kidney Stones

Two months back, my grandmother got severe pain in her back and belly area. We had no idea about the actual disease and we took her to Railway General Hospital, Rawalpindi. There, she got diagnosed with the stones in her kidneys. I had no idea about the stones and their formation. It was never a disease running in our family.  I stayed with my grandmother in the hospital for weeks. This helped me a lot in gaining information about many diseases, our healthcare system and Specifically about kidney stones.

Kidney stones can be of any nature like calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate and uric acid. They are formed due to various reasons. Due to these stones, the composition of urine changes from more fluid to more crystal-forming substances.

It can be diagnosed well on time by many signs and symptoms. Some of the symptoms I saw in my grandmother were: 

  • First of all, a severe pain in her belly and back.
  • The reddish urine having blood in it. 
  • Urine becomes smelly and court 
  • Patients feel pain and burning while urinating. 
  • They have to go to the washroom urgently and after a short span of time.
  • They become nauseous
  • For some people, fever is also one of the symptoms you can notice

Useful Tips to Avoid Kidney Disease: 

There can be many useful ways that you can adapt to avoid any kind of kidney diseases and specifically the formation of stones. Some of the tips I gained by the kidney specialists in Rawalpindi are detailed below. 

drink water, but drinks like tea and coffee also count

add fresh lemon juice to your water

avoid fizzy drinks

do not eat too much salt

Stay hydrated. Drinking more water is the best way to prevent kidney stones. …

Eat more calcium-rich foods. …

Eat less sodium. …

Eat fewer oxalate-rich foods. …

Eat less animal protein. …

Avoid vitamin C supplements. …

Explore herbal remedies.

Lemonade and orange juice are also good options.

In general, experts say you should limit tea consumption because it contains oxalate. About 80% of kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate.

Caffeine intake has been shown to be associated with increased urinary calcium excretion (6) and, as such, could potentially increase the risk of developing kidney stones, although in our previous reports we consistently found an inverse association between consumption of caffeine-containing beverages, such as ` ..

Patients often ask if kidney stones are caused by stress (or too much caffeine or any number of other things). The truth is that kidney stones can indirectly be caused by stress. A stone commonly forms in the kidney when a person becomes dehydrated and the urine becomes concentrated

In general, experts say you should limit tea consumption because it contains oxalate. About 80% of kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate.

Citrus fruits 

Avoid

nuts and nut products.

peanuts—which are legumes, not nuts, and are high in oxalate.

rhubarb.

spinach.

wheat bran.

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