What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are small pebbles made up salt and mineral, their size ranges from small grain to the golf ball. They come out along the urine or urinary tract, which is the systems that makes urine and throw’s it out of the body. Tract is made up of tubes that are connected to the kidneys and a urinary bladder, which lead the way out of the body. When the stone passes through bladder it causes lots of pain and burning sensation.
Imbalance in water, salt, mineral leads to kidney stone, there can be other urinary cause too. The most common cause is to not consuming enough water. Any one should take enough water that urine should be in light yellow color or clear like water, one must consume minimum 8-10 glasses water in a day. Some may suffer from kidney stone due to other medical conditions like gout, or can be inherited too.
There is no pain when they are in kidney that is when they are not moving, when they pass through bladders there is sudden and lots of pain.
When there is lots of pain to the side or urine passes in pink or red in color or feel like sick in stomach like nausea or vomiting please visit doctor immediately.
Treatment for Kidney Stones:
You may be advised to take painkillers for pain and consume more of water and fluids so that you don get dehydrated and you also be given the medicine that will help the stone to pass.
If the stone is large enough to pass then it may get stuck in tract, which may require more treatment .out of every 10 kidney stone problem 1-2 have to take other treatment other then home treatment. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is used commonly , it passes the shock to the stone to brake in to small pieces so that it can pass through your urine, or doctor will need to remove a stone or insert a plastic tube called stent in the ureter to keep it open till the stone passes
Ways by which you can prevent Kidney Stones:
Any one should take enough water that urine should be in light yellow color or clear like water, one must consume minimum 8-10 glasses water in a day and stop eating certain foods and even the doctors medicine to prevent it to come back, there are always a chance to comes back again.