(Also see Urinary Tract/Bladder Infection)
If you think you have kidney stones, be sure to consult a qualified healthcare professional immediately. Kidney stones are solid matter formed from mineral or protein that has broken down in the urine. They can be very, very painful and can turn into a dangerous infection. Large stones can sometimes block the flow of urine when they get trapped in the ureter, bladder or urethra. This causes immense pain.
Some of the symptoms include blood in the urine, deep and persistent pain in the lower back or side and fainting. It's very painful to pass a kidney stone. Drink lots and lots of water. Drinking apple cider vinegar and water with pure cranberry juice may help. Take vitamins K & B.
Four types of kidney stones:
*Calcium Stones is one of the most common stones found in the body. Due to excess calcium in urine these stones are formed.
*Uric Acid Stone is nearly found in 10% of patients. Due to digestion uric acid is produced. If the acid level reaches beyond a certain level or is excreted, it may not dissolve resulting in formation of uric acid stones
*Struvite Stones are known as the infection stone. These are developed when urinary tract infections leads to a chemical imbalance of urine, enabling the bacteria to spread quickly and developing into these stones.
*Cystine Stones are one of the rarest stones to be found in aperson. It is an amino acid, which is built in urine to form a stone. The disease which causes cystine stones is hereditary and one should take extra care for that.
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