The kidneys are one of the important organs in the human body. They pass all substances harmful to the body through themselves, resulting in the formation of urine in them, which consists of water and the products of the exchange of soluble salts in the body. Kidney diseases can occur because of the deposition of these salts.
Microbes are the cause of inflammation of the kidneys, as a rule. Because of the stagnation of urine, these microbes multiply very actively, so it is advisable to use anti-inflammatory and diuretic drugs for treatment. During the treatment of the kidneys, a person needs an abundant drink to remove all that has accumulated there and is not at all necessary from the kidneys.
Salts in a healthy body should be completely excreted in the urine. If there is a failure, for example, associated with metabolic disorders, its crystals begin to stick together with each other, taking on bizarre shapes and sizes. Stones can be 5mm and more. As a rule, there is no need for treatment as long as the crystal remains stationary. When they come into motion, there is a sharp pain. The most probable reasons for the appearance of renal formations are:
1. violations of vitamin balance, lack of ultraviolet light, malnutrition;
2. deviations in the work of the parotid glands causing a violation of calcium metabolism;
3. geographical factor – a hot climate, insufficient water intake or too hard water;
4. various pathologies of the genitourinary system, congenital anomalies, causing a narrowing of the urinary tract, because of which the outflow of urine is difficult;
5. various diseases – pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis, kidney depression, inflammation of the bladder, prostate adenoma, prostatitis;
6. sedentary work.
Kidney stones can be: oxalates, phosphates, urates, carbonates and struvites. The first sign of the formation of oxalates is the process of oxalaturia – the appearance of crystals, which are the result of the reaction of oxalic acid with calcium. The main source of oxalic acid is vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C. It is also not recommended to consume coffee and chocolate for oxalaturia, since these products are rich in calcium and can provoke the formation of sand and stones in the kidneys.
The main component of phosphates are calcium salts of phosphoric acid. It is possible to detect formation during X-ray radiation. The stones have a loose structure and a smooth surface, which excludes the possibility of trauma to the internal organs. The color of phosphate varies from grayish to white. The main cause of the appearance and growth of phosphates are infectious diseases that occur in the urinary system. Most of the infections fall into the urinary tract from the intestine. Thus, the acidity of urine changes sharply, becomes alkaline, which leads to the development of pathology.
The main feature of urates is their ability to appear in the most diverse places of the urinary system. The age of the pathology varies from 20 to 55 years. The patient’s age directly affects the localization of the stone in the body. In children and elderly patients, urates form in the bladder, in middle-aged people stones are diagnosed in the kidney and ureter.
Struvite stones belong to the category of phosphate stones. Struvites are characterized by the ability to rapidly increase in size, filling the entire cavity of the kidney and provoking complications such as sepsis and acute renal failure. It is also worth noting that struvites, as a rule, are formed in women.
Cystine stones are a fairly rare type of stones. The most susceptible to the appearance of cystine stones are children and people at a young age. The main component of the stone is an amino acid. The main feature of the symptomatology of the disease is constant pain even after taking painkillers.
There are great natural remedies that can help you prevent and get rid of kidney stones:
#1. Hydration. You need to drink enough clean water. Not juices, teas, compotes or soda, but clean water, especially in summer, when the heat in the street.
#2. Nigella Sativa Seeds. This is an excellent remedy for treating kidneys, since for centuries it is famous for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps painlessly remove stones and sand and restore the work of the inflamed organ.
#3. Magnesium. It takes part in the provision of all the major biochemical and physiological processes in the body, affects the energy, plastic, electrolyte exchanges and is considered one of the most important intracellular microelements. Being a universal regulating factor, magnesium has a normalizing effect on the functional state of almost all organs and systems.
#4. Vitamin B6. It has a positive effect on metabolism, improves the nervous system, reduces cholesterol and increases the contractile function of the myocardium. Yeast, all kinds of cereals, meat, seafood, whole milk and sour-milk products are the foods that are rich in vitamin B6.