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Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk. Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that keep crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

Kidney stones or renal calculi are solid stone-like crystalline mineral mass formed within the kidney or urinary tract. The disorder leading to kidney stone formation is medically termed as nephrolithiasis. A kidney stone may vary in size from as small as a sand grain to as big as a tennis ball. Males are more prone to kidney stone formation than females. Kidney stones are common among middle aged people. When the concentration of the minerals in urine increases to such an extent, that urine cannot dissolve them, the minerals crystallize and get deposited to form stones. Kidney stones types are mainly one of the following :

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Uric acid stones. Uric acid stones can form in people who don't drink enough fluids or who lose too much fluid, those who eat a high-protein diet, and those who have gout. Certain genetic factors also may increase your risk of uric acid stones.

Struvite stones. Struvite stones form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. These stones can grow quickly and become quite large, sometimes with few symptoms or little warning.

Calcium stones. Most kidney stones are calcium stones, usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance found in food. Some fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and chocolate, have high oxalate levels. Your liver also produces oxalate. Dietary factors, high doses of vitamin D, intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in urine. Calcium stones may also occur in the form of calcium phosphate.

Cystine stones. These stones form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of certain amino acids.

Other stones. Other, rarer types of kidney stones can occur.

Kidney stones may get lodged anywhere in the urinary tract. Severe pain occurs when the stone journeys through the urinary tract. The kidney stone cause damage or may rupture internal structures, causing much bleeding. If the kidney stone goes untreated, it may even lead to kidney failure. The symptoms of kidney stone formation include cramping pain in the low back, sides, groin or abdomen, painful urination, scanty urination, nausea, vomiting, chills, sweating, blood in urine, urinary urgency and fever.

Kidney stones can be caused by a variety of different conditions such as : Heredity, Metabolic disorders, Over-eating (Excess intake of refined food, meat, spicy food, condiments, tea and coffee) , Sedentary lifestyle, Inflammatory bowel disease, Chronic diseases ( high blood pressure, diabetes etc. ) , Pregnancy,  Surgeries like intestinal bypass or ostomy surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Dehydration due to excessive sweating or strenuous exercise, Medications like calcium-containing antacids, medicines to treat HIV infection, Low intake of fluids, Vitamin A deficiency, High intake of acid forming food, Urinary tract infection, Over-intake of Vitamin D and Renal diseases like tubular acidosis.

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Home Remedy Tips

  • Cut 3-4 raw ladies fingers in to small pieces and soak them in water overnight. In the morning, press out the pulp off the ladies fingers, mix it thoroughly in to the water, drain the mixture and drink 3 times a day.
  • Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar  - one of the most effective remedies for kidney stones and the pain they cause. At the first symptom of stone pain, mix 2 oz of organic olive oil with 2 oz of organic lemon juice. Drink it straight and follow with a 12 ounce glass of purified water. Wait 30 minutes. Then, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into 12 ounces of purified water, add 1 tablespoon of organic raw apple cider vinegar and drink. Repeat the lemon juice, water and apple cider vinegar recipe every hour until symptoms improve.
  • Extract the juice of 4-5 basil leaves. Add 1 tablespoon honey to the juice and take in the morning. A basil tea can be taken throughout the day for overall kidney health. If you have kidney stones, try taking one teaspoon each of basil juice with raw honey daily for up to six months. It’s believed that folk remedies with pure basil juice can help induce stone expulsion from the urinary tract.
The remedies listed above are not intended to replace medical care. If you’re experiencing a lot of pain from kidney stones, see your doctor immediately.
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