How to prevent kidney stones

Cómo prevenir los cálculos renales

Rocks or stones in the kidney or urinary tract infections affect more than 10% of the population, mainly young men and adults.

Although hereditary factorscan influence, we can help prevent them with some advice from nutrition and natural supplements, as well as guidelines and diet that tell us the doctor.

It is very important to prevent the calculations until they cause us infections or renal colic, which produces an intense pain in the lumbar area that may radiate to other areas of the body. It is sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sweating.

The way to diagnose kidney stones is by x-rays, ultrasound and urografias, in order to determine the size of the stones and their composition.

Kidney stones can be made up of different substances, although the most common are products (calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate) calcium and uric acid, so if we have them pacedido will take into account its composition, since there are different remedies for each of them, in addition to the General tips.

The emotional explanation

According to traditional medicine China, the kidneys are organs related to fear: fear of the future, to the death, illness, loneliness... If these emotions we characterized and have a history of kidney stones can help prevent treating them with the help of a therapist or natural therapies, since they are showing us that we are not managing well some emotion and this is damaging us physically. When we suffer an acute crisis situation, this means that we have experienced panic.

Acidity in blood

Calculations almost always develop at acid pH, because that favours the crystallization. So one of the measures to prevent its occurrence will be eating alkaline foods. In general, we recommend a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grain cereal and nuts and seeds. Will monitor the excesses of the following foods that tend to acidify the body:

  • Meat
  • Viscera
  • Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Fried
  • Refined
  • Sucrose
  • Sugars

We can check the acidity of the urine with a test strips sold in pharmacies. This should add at least until 6 or 6.5.

In addition, avoid salt (especially "table salt") or refined salt and try to drink at least two litres of water a day, out of the meals.

Magnesium salts

Salts of magnesium help us to prevent crystallization of the calculations. To do this we can take carbonate or magnesium citrate. For kidney stones, we will avoid the magnesium chloride, which although it is very beneficial for many diseases, in this case are not interested because of its acidity.

Take one teaspoon a day.

Another option of taking magnesium naturally is to eat of green leafy vegetables, smoothies.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C also prevents the crystallization of the calculations. We can daily eat foods containing important amounts, such as:

  • Lemon
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Red fruits
  • Acerola
  • Garlic
  • Steamed potato
  • Pepper

Among the berries we highlight the Cranberry, which besides being rich in vitamin C, helps to prevent urinary tract infections. Will take it natural or in juice.

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We can also take vitamin C in tablet form, which you will find in health food stores and pharmacies.

Medicinal plants

Some medicinal plants Act preventing and ridding the calculations:

  • Arenaria and rompepiedra: with name already indicates what is its function. They function as diuretic and help reduce inflammation of the urinary tract. Both plants will help prevent stone formation.
  • Bearberry: this plant is very suitable for all types of bladder problems. It helps prevent infection by its powerful antiseptic function on the mucosa.
  • Nettle: nettle is a diuretic and purifying plant that allows to eliminate the mineral salts in the urine.

We will take between one and three infusions a day as a preventive measure. We can take them to separate or mixed.

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Trace elements for each type of calculation

If we have previously suffered calculations, we recommend taking also as a supplement to prevent them the trace element suitable for each type of calculation:

  • If oxalic: Manganeso-Cobalto or manganese
  • If fosfalicos: Copper-gold - silver or lithium
  • If they are uric: Manganese or Manganeso-Cobalto

Take them between 1 and 3 months, seasons.

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