STONES (kidney), renal calculus, urolithiasis
A kidney stone, also known, as a renal calculus or urolithiasis is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine or when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. Most kidney stones are calcium type; they form when the calcium levels in urine change. Stones [calculi] develop in the kidneys, ureters that carry urine from kidneys to bladder or bladder due to precipitation of crystal formation in urine. Mostly, stones composed of calcium salts while the rest consists of uric aid, magnesium salts or production of protein breakdown. Stones are more likely to form if there is increased concentration of these substances in urine due either to their increased concentration in blood or decreased urine production. Kidney and ureteric stones may injure the lining membranes around them and cause bleeding or may obstruct outflow from kidney or ureter, causing ureteric colic and if untreated Hydronephrosis, distention with urine of one or both kidneys.
Factors that change urine balance include: when water intake not enough, one should try to drink enough water to keep urine clear. When there is not enough water: the salts, minerals, and other substances in the urine can stick together and form a stone. This is the most common cause of kidney stones. Many medical conditions can affect the normal balance and cause stones to form gout are one such example. Also, people who have inflammatory bowel disease or who have had surgery on their intestines may not absorb fat from their intestines in a normal way. This changes the way the intestines process calcium and other minerals, and may lead to kidney stones. In some cases parathyroids glands produce too much of a hormone, which leads to higher calcium levels and possibly calcium kidney stones. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney stones makes the urine less acidic, which makes uric acid kidney stone formation less likely.
BUT, there is a possible increase in risk of forming calcium kidney stones when:
^ An increase in the amount of sodium in the blood
^ Fluid retention (edema), especially in people with high blood pressure, heart failure, or liver disease (cirrhosis) might develop.
Preventing kidney stones through diet: If you had kidney stones before, you are more likely to get them again. But by after the eating plan, further development can be prevented.
- Drink plenty of water, unless not restricted. Water helps to wash away the substances that could form stones. You are drinking enough water when urine is clear or light in color yellow. If it is dark yellow, you are not drinking enough fluids. Increasing total fluid intake, with the aim of increasing urine output to more than two liters per day.
- If you had a calcium kidney stone, it may help to: Eat less salt and salty foods. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are all good sources of calcium.
Also limit the following:
~Coffee, teas, colas, and chocolate
~Dark green vegetables such as spinach, beets, berries, and cranberries
~Oranges and sweet potatoes
~Avoid grapefruit juice.
~Drink lemonade made from real lemons (not lemon flavoring) and orange juices. It is high in citrate, which may help prevent kidney stones.
~Limit or keep up intake of calcium 1.0-1.2 g per day, sodium less than 2.3 g per day, vitamin C to less than 1.0 g per day.
~Limiting consumption of soft drinks which contain phosphoric acid to flavor the soft drink, to less than one liter of soft drink per week.
~High dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose and high fructose corn syrup and apple juice increase the risk of kidney stone formation.
- There may be symptoms of sharp pain that start in back and side, and move toward the groin or testicles.
- Inabilities to find a comfortable position, person having kidney stones often pace the floor.
- Nausea and vomiting with ongoing flank pain.
- Blood in the urine
- The frequent urge to urinate, or pain or difficulty with urination
- Signs of a urinary tract infection
- Bladder stones are most likely to form in chronic cystitis bladder infection or chronic retention of urine or can cause bleeding from the bladder, difficult and painful passing of urine and other lower abdominal pain.
- Dehydration from low fluid intake is a major reason in stone formation.
- Sometimes may be symptoms of:
Fever and chills
Pus in the urine
Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
ONNURI SuJok, itself is a powerful tool that aids in preventing diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of people lives. Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including STONES be it of Cholelithiasis or Urolithiasis. ONNURI SuJok is traditionally accomplished through insertion of very fine needles at the certain energy gates located along the meridians in miniature form of hands. The course of treatment is definitely uneventful, even to stop the recurrence is possible!
With the energy concepts, stones are produced when excess of coldness energy is in kidney meridian or organs; better option to put colors in aids the syndrome! Also maintenance of dilute urine by vigorous fluid therapy is beneficial in all forms of nephrolithiasis, so increasing urine volume is a key principle for the prevention of kidney stones.
- http://onnurimedicine.me ‘Dr.Dinesh kapur’