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Expectations Going Under Kidney Stone Removal

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Most kidney stones pass on their own without the use of any surgical procedure. There are some cases where a procedure is needed to help pass the kidney stone.



If the stone is small enough, at home kidney stone treatment will be done. Whenever there are the possibilities of complications more than likely one or two procedures may be done.

They are:
Ureteroscopic - This procedure is done when the stone is passing the ureter which is connected  to the bladder and kidneys. The process is done by using a thin tube with a magnifier, camera and laser on the end. The stones can then be grab if small enough but if they are too large they may need to be drilled or destructed with a laser and then passed in the urine.Lithotripsy - This is done with the use of shock waves that travel to the kidney stones causing them to break into tiny pieces. The entire process can take up to 2 hours long. The procedure is most commonly known as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy or ESWL.  Symptoms Following…

Simple Kidney Stone Prevention Tips Sufferers Should Know

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Unless you have experienced kidney stones you won't know the exact feeling of pain that occurs which is why someone would want further kidney stone prevention information. The exact symptoms for any kidney stone may be:
Body AchesFever Nausea Vomiting Lower Back PainBloody or cloudy brown urine. If the pain is unbearable then you need to definitely see a doctor. This is from the stone causing a blockage as it travels to the bladder.


Oxalate And Uric Acid Kidney Stone PreventionOxalate Stones - If the kidney stones are from high oxalate foods then you should follow a diet plan that doesn't contain such high amounts of oxalate. Most common foods that contain oxalate are chocolate and nuts.Uric Acid Stones - High levels of uric acid form the types of stones. What causes high levels of uric acid stones can  be hereditary or from a high fructose die Preventing most types of kidney stones can be done by doing three things.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Change your diet to b…

Natural At Home Kidney Stone Treatment

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Depending on the size of the kidney stone, treatment will likely be done at home. Most kidney stones pass on their own unless the stone is to big to pass through the ureter.

Surgical Removal Of Kidney Stones If the bladder stones are too big to be treated at home then surgical procedure may likely be needed to be done. There are two likely surgical procedures that may be done and they are:
Sound Wave Therapy- This involves the use of sound waves which create vibrations that cause the kidney stones to break into small enough pieces to past through the urine. This surgery lasts 35 - 60 mins. it is pretty uncomfortable and they will put you under anesthesia during the surgery. Known as percutaneous nephrolithotomy, this procedure is done with the use of small telescopes that travel through an incision into the lower back. This surgery is recommended if the sound wave treatment is unsuccessful.  These surgery are only done when the stone is to large and causing blockage. 80% of the time t…

What To Expect When Passing Kidney Stones

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Kidney stones are small hard composites that are formed in the kidneys from minerals and acid in the urine. Passing kidney stones is quite an experience. Most sufferers are men in their early 20's to early 30's. The causes of kidney stones can be from someones diet to their family history.

What Does Passing A Kidney Stone Feel Like?
The feeling is very agonizing. As painful as the kidney stones are you will get through it. There are several things to try when the pain gets severe.

Some treatments to help the sharp intense pain are:
Apply heating pad to painful area. Drink 10-15 glasses of water a day. Remain as active as possible.Take pain medication. (Advil, Moltrin) Unless the stone is bigger than normal surgery is not needed. Most people that deal with kidney stones don't need any surgical procedure to remove the stones. A surgical procedure is only needed if the stones are causing a blockage in the urinary tract.

How Does A Kidney Stone Pass? For the kidney stone to pas…

Easy Home Kidney Stone Diet Plan

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Its important to know what type of kidney stone diet is right for you. Kidneys stones often develop from the the foods in someones diet. Since there are more than one type of kidney stone there is more than one type of diet.

The two most common types of stones are calcium and oxalate stones. Treatment is based around the exact cause of the stone. Your doctor will be able to identify the stone once you pass it through your system.

Calcium Stones

If you have a calcium stone you might want limit or increase some things in your diet plan. For instance if there is a calcium deficiency its advised to limit the intake of sodium. Sodium will increase the amount of calcium lost in the urine. By limiting your sodium intake you will likely lower the risk of calcium stones.

Consuming good sources of calcium such as milk, cheese and yogurt will help maintain a healthy diet.

Oxalate Stones

Oxalate Stones be prevented by avoiding high oxalate foods. If you have an oxalate stone then it is recommended…