Kidney stones are a condition that affects hundreds and thousands of people each year.
They are actually crystals that form in the kidney and combine to form a larger stone. People who have kidney stones have a specific set of signs and symptoms they experience when the condition flares.
The symptoms of kidney stones are usually extreme pain which will begin suddenly when the stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine.
Very typically the individual will feel a sharp and cramping pain in the back on the side of the kidney that is affected. The person can also experience nausea and vomiting.
Passing a Kidney Stone
If the stone is too large to pass down the ureter and into the bladder then the pain will continue as the muscles of the walls of the ureter try to squeeze the stone into the bladder. This action can cause damage to the walls of the ureter causing it to bleed and the urine to turn pink.
When the stone is getting closer to the bladder the person may feel the need to urinate more often or a burning sensation while they are urinating. A practitioner should evaluate the symptoms the individual is experiencing and continue to monitor the progress of the stone.
If fevers or chills go with any of these symptoms the individual may have developed an infection that must be treated.
Only the practitioner can determine if the stone is small enough to pass through the bladder on its own or whether it should be treated in an outpatient procedure.
Causes, Types of Kidney Stones and How They Form
The formation of the stones occurs when the normal balance of water, salt, minerals and other substances in the urine changes. The balance of the changes determines the type of stone that develops.
Factors that affect these balances include not drinking enough water and medical conditions such as gout, inflammatory bowel disease and bowel surgery which changes the way the body processes calcium.
The current research and theory holds that kidney stones form when the urine contains too much of substances that create small crystals that later become stones. If a person gets kidney stones once they are more likely to develop them again later.
Kidney stones can also occur in infants that are born prematurely. And certain types of the stones appear to run in families. Other types of stones happen more frequently when the individual suffers from obesity, renal tube defects, bowel disease or ileal bypass.
The reasons the stones develop are dependent upon the types of stones that have developed. For instance, calcium stones are the most common. They occur more frequently in men than women and usually between ages 20-30. The calcium in the urine combines with other substances, such as oxalate, phosphate or carbonate to form the stone.
In other instances the stones are formed in people who suffer from cystinuria which is a disorder that runs in families and affects both men and women. In this case a cystine stone is formed.
Struvite stones are found more frequently in women who have urinary tract infections. These particular stones grow very large and can block the kidney, ureter or the bladder causing an immediate problem that must be addressed to save the health of the kidney or bladder.
Uric acid stones are more common in men than women and happen most frequently when the sufferer is experiencing gout or chemotherapy. Uric acid stones form because of the changes in the pH of the body system.
Dissolving Kidney Stones Naturally
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Kidney Stone Clear may be taken at the first sign of pain or discomfort, as it works quickly to relieve pain in the flanks or lower back, as well as alleviate the symptoms of sweating, nausea and vomiting.
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It is safe for all ages, including pregnant women or those who may be breastfeeding.