Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stoned by Kidney stone

The first symptoms of a kidney stone is extreme pain Its like you want to break in half, based on my experience when I was a kid. I discover that in some kidney health research on what is happening why I experience those kind of pain, Its because of, when a stone moves in the urinary tract it blocks or irritates the area. You can feel a sharp, cramping pain in the back (near the affected kidney) or in the lower abdomen. The pain can also spread to the groin.You can also experience nausea and vomiting. If the stone is not passed right away, pain will continue as the muscles of the ureter is trying to push it out. As the stones grows you may notice blood in your urine (scary!). When the ureters move the stone closer to the bladder, you may feel the urge to urinate more frequently or you may feel the burning sensation during urination. Sad things is I experience it when I was I kid, bloody urine and burning sensation during urination.

A kidney stone is a hard, crystal like mass form from substances in our urine that build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. The stones vary from shape and sizes, raging from tiny particles that passed out unnoticed in the urine to large branched formations about five centimeters across. They remain unnoticed as long as they stay in place, but even a tiny stone may cause excruciating pain as it leaves the kidney. Kidney blockage and infection. If not relieved may lead to kidney failure.

Some causes of Kidney stones
  • Insufficient fluid intake or frequent fluid loss or dehydration.
  • Kidney infections, which slows urine flow or change the acid balance of the urine.
  • Excess of calcium or uric acid in the blood streams due to gout or hormone disorders.
  • Prolonged bed rest, due to illnesses.
  • Family history of Kidney stones.
  • Excess intake of vitamin D.
  • Use of diuretics.

Here's what we can do to fight kidney stone. Just drink plenty of water, about 12 to 16 glasses of water a day. This is to help the stone pass. Take a pain medication if necessary, like paracetamol to ease and relieve the pain. But if the pain continues, and there is excessive blood in your urine, or you have been unable to urinate consult your doctor immediately.If you have kidney stone before, chances are you likely to have or form another, so prevention is really important.

6 comments:

The Fitness Diva said...

I will have to be sure to watch my intake of vitamin D....I drink a lot of milk, which is fortified with that.
Those stones sound nasty! And painful!
Would hate to get some! :O

Yogi Doank said...

nice info dud, i like it,,keep your spirit,..go blogger

jenie said...

please do enlighten us on the 2 different kinds of calcium..one of which is what you're saying here to be the ones turning into calcium stones. if i am not mistaken it is the calcium carbonate?

thanks for the visit. will i expect to be linked as well? ;) will be following you on twitter.

ayomaos said...

nice article.... happy weekend

Anonymous said...

ive been to hospital on two occasions now, but never been advised , do's and don't, thanks for the advice

Rui said...

Simple and easy guide teaching you how to be free from Kidney Stones. Learn how they Kidney stones form, different types, how to pass and prevent them.

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