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.