Kidney stones are a result from the chemicals found in the urine. These chemicals are uric acid, calcium, phosphorus and oxalic acid. Kidney stone are tiny and hard deposits found in the kidney. They allow the urine to become concentrated and make the minerals and chemicals to crystallize and stick together.
The pain can be severe and basically starts on the side or below the ribs and may go lower towards the groin and abdomen.
Symptoms of kidney stones
The symptoms or signs may or may not develop until and unless the stones move into the tube that connects the kidney and bladder called ureter. The following are some common signs you may encounter at the time of kidney stones disorder.
• Pain in the side, back and below the ribs that may be severe.
• This pain can spread to the lower abdomen and finally to the groin.
• While urination there is a pain
• The urine can be red, pink or brown
• If there is infection then there is chance of getting chills and fever
• Persistent urge or feeling to urinate
Kidney stone test
To diagnose the kidney stones, you may undergo some procedures and test such as:
• Urine test
The urine test shows the excretion of too many stone forming minerals or chemicals.
• Blood test
This test shows excess uric acid or calcium in the blood. This test helps to monitor the health of the kidneys.
• Analysis of passed stones
A strainer is used which is designed to catch the stones from the kidney. This can be collected to test in the labs. Henceforth it will be used to reveal the makeup of the kidney stones.
• Imaging tests
This kind of tests is used to reveal the kidney stones in the urinary tract. This imaging test may include X-rays or CT i.e. computerized tomography.
Types of kidney stones
The stones contain more than one crystal types. The common types include:
• Calcium stones usually in the form of calcium oxalate and sometimes in the form of calcium phosphate.
• Struvite stones which is a response to infection of that of urinary tract. This can grow quickly and become very large.
• Uric acid stones forms in people who are dehydrated and eats a high protein diet and those who have gout.
• Cystine stones are stones that occur in small percentage in people with hereditary disorder. This disorder causes the patient to excrete excess amounts of amino acids.
• There may be some other types of rare stones that can be in the kidneys.
Home remedies for Kidney Stones using fluid and water
• Water intake and fluid intake in large...