KIDNEY STONE (RENAL CALCULUS)

The kidney makes urine by filtering wastes and extra H20 from blood. Kidney stones are formed when certain substances in urine crystallize. Small stones are able to pass out of the body in urine and may go unnoticed by you. Larger stones irritate the ureter and block the flow of urine causing severe pain.

Symptoms
  • Acute pain in the flanks radiating towards urethra
  • Fever and chills (sometimes)
  • Nausea
  • Pain or burning sensation while passing urine
  • Frequent urge to urinate
Do’s
  • Increase intake of liquids if no swelling on kidney
  • Exercise daily
Don’ts
  • Avoid dry food, fatty food
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate
  • Suppress natural urge to urinate
  • Avoid foods that are rich in oxalate like spinach, dark leafy vegetables
  • Avoid small seeded fruits and vegetables
Home Remedies
  • Drink watermelon juice, coconut water one to two glasses a day
  • Have one tablespoon of ghee hourly during a kidney stone attack till the pain subsides
  • Warm soup of Kulith (horse gram) to be drunk regularly for few days