Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Kidney stone treatment

A kidney stone is a hardened mineral deposit. It beings as a macroscopic particle and grows slowly, developing into a stone over a period of months. You are more likely to form a stone when you are dehydrated.

Stones frequently remain undiagnosed until they begin to pass, causing a type of pain called renal colic.

  • Avoid foods that contain or produce oxalic acid, such as asparagus, beets, parsley, rhubarb, sorrel, Swiss chard and vegetables of the cabbage family.
  • Increase fluid intake and make the effort daily to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water.
  • Limit dairy products and antacids.
  • Reduce salt intake.
  • Eats lots of water melon, a natural diuretic.
  • Limit intake of animal protein and increase cereal and vegetable intake.
  • A daily 10 mg of magnesium seems to decrease the formation of stones.
  • Exercise to keep the calcium mobilized in your bloodstream.
  • For those prone to form stone, limit your vitamin C to no more than 3 grams daily.