Get Rid of Kidney Stones at Home

Kidney stones are small crystallized minerals and salts, such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid, in your urine that join together to form a kidney stone. Kidney stones can be so small they pass without notice, or large enough that they stretch the ureter and cause terrible pain. Some may be so large that they must be broken down by a doctor. They are most common in young and middled aged men, especially those living in warm climates. Once you develop a stone you are at increased risk of developing more.

 

How do I know if I have kidney stones?

  • Sudden, severe back pain
  • Back pain that worsens in waves.
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent, painful urination
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Extreme Fatigue

 

How can I prevent kidney stones?

  • Drink lots of fluids.
  • Eat less salty foods.
  • Increase your calcium.
  • Eat a balanced diet without too much protein.
  • Increase your fiber intake.
  • Avoid grapefruit juice.
  • Drink real lemonade.
  • Limit your intake of foods that are oxalates such as beets, chocolate, coffee, peanuts, rhubarb, strawberries, tea and wheat bran.

 

How can I treat kidney stones?

  • Eat bran flakes; fiber helps to break down calcium and oxalate decreasing your risk of kidney stones.
  • Catch your stones and have them analyzed. Urinate through a strainer and take the caught stones to the doctor so you know what to cut from your diet.
  • Eat whole-wheat bread. It’s full of magnesium which helps to stop stones from forming.
  • Limit your sodium intake.
  • Eat carrots, they’re full of vitamin A which is great for kidney health.
  • Chicken is full of B vitamins which are known for fighting stone build up.
  • Dandelion root has been used to help treat and manage kidney stone symptoms.
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