This article discusses the ways to prevent the formation of kidney stones.
A kidney stone is a common condition affecting individuals of all age groups. It is a recurring problem with approximately 50 % individuals experiencing a second episode. Though some people are prone to kidney stones, majority experience it because of their lifestyle.
How to Prevent Kidney Stones?
These are the general lifestyle measures to reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. Remember once the kidney stone is formed, it is impossible to dissolve it with medications. So, if you have large, symptomatic kidney stones, consult your doctor and get it removed. Once the stone is removed, then you can ask your doctor to get the chemical analysis of the stone. Sometimes you may get some unusual finding in the chemical analysis report. Accordingly, your doctor will ask you to modify your dietary habits and may start medication to prevent future recurrence.
The stones which are very small and are detected accidentally during an investigation can be ignored. Stones less than 5 mm, which is not obstructing the kidney can be left without treatment. Most of the times, they come out without any treatment. But sometimes, even a 2 mm stone can produce a lot of pain and obstruct your kidney. So, you will require undergoing treatment for that.
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07 Sep 2018 - 1 min read
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