kidney stone home remedies
Intermittent, dull, dragging pain radiating from the upper back to the lower abdomen, usually increased by motion
There is bleeding and renal colic (strong kidney pain) when the stone enters the ureters. These sharp pains may last hours or days. There is increased urination with pus and blood, pallor, nausea, and vomiting. Sometimes there are fever and chills.
When you have bloody urine and sharp pain in the bladder or kidneys, it is very likely kidney stones.
Kidney stones (also called bladder stones or cystic calculi) are abnormal accumulations of mineral salts. They form in the kidneys and, during passage down the ureters, may lodge in them or in the bladder. The stones are primarily composed of calcium oxalate; but urates, phosphates, and cysteine may also be present
Oddly enough, a key factor in the production of kidney stones is a calcium and/or magnesium deficiency. The minerals in the stones come from your own bones!
Refined carbohydrates, especially sugar, prompts kidney stone formation. The sugar increases in the pancreas and excretes additional insulin, which in turn causes the kidneys to discharge more calcium in the urine.
Calcium is needed by the body. If not enough calcium is in the diet, the parathyroids will signal the body to extract calcium from the bones in order to keep the blood calcium level at normal levels.
A vitamin B6 and magnesium deficiency may also cause stone formation. A Swedish research group found that taking both daily stopped stone formation in 90% of their patients. Magnesium, like calcium, can bond with the oxalate. B6 (10 mg a day) lowers the amount of oxalate in the urine.
In response to lowered blood calcium levels, the parathyroids trigger the body to draw it out of the bones.
It is vital that you obtain a balanced diet of vitamins and minerals every day.
Partial causes of kidney stone formation can include dehydration (not drinking enough water), infections, prolonged periods of rest in bed, and only rarely taking vitamin D and calcium.
Too much food, including acid-forming foods—especially meat, along with white-flour products, sugar foods, tea, coffee, spices, and vinegar—all help produce an excess of waste in the kidneys. Eventually, it accumulates into gravel and stones.