Friday, September 26, 2008

Kidney stones causes | kidney stones herbal remedy

Kidney stones are small stones that form in the kidneys from the chemicals present in urine. They start as small crystals of salt and minerals and with time may build into larger stones. When small, they can pass out with the urine. But when they grow larger, they can obstruct the urinary tract causing urinary tract infections and kidney infections. 50% of small stones can pass out with the urine and cause no symptoms. However larger stones can cause severe pain and need medical attention.

Kidney stones generally form when there is an imbalance in the chemicals in the urine particularly calcium.

Causes of Kidney Stones

  • Insufficient water in diet
  • Medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, gout and intestinal problems.
  • Hereditary reasons - High levels of calcium in the urine may be passed on in families
  • Foods high in calcium for those susceptible to kidney stones
  • Hot climate - Dehydration can lead to water deficiency causing urine to become more concentrated

    Treatment of kidney stones
  • 50% of small kidney stones measuring upto 10mm in size get passed out through the urinary tract. If the stones are larger and start causing obstructions in urinary flow, medical attention is required.
  • It is highly advisable to drink sufficient quantities of water throughout the day to maintain a normal balance of salts and minerals in the urine.
  • Cystone from Himalaya Herbals is an ayurvedic herbal formulation that has proven effective in treating and preventing kidney stones.
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