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How do you get kidney stones?<

A kidney stone can be as tiny as a grain of sand, and you can pass it in your pee without ever knowing. But a bigger one can block your urine flow and hurt a lot. Some people say the pain can be worse than childbirth. They usually consist of calcium oxalate but may be composed of several other compounds.Kidney stones can grow to the size of a golf ball while maintaining a sharp, crystalline structure. The stones may be small and pass unnoticed through the urinary tract, but they can also cause extreme pain as they leave the body.


A kidney stone usually remains symptomless until it moves into the ureter. When symptoms of kidney stones become apparent, they commonly include:

  • • severe pain in the groin and/or side
  • • Blood in urine
  • • vomiting and nausea
  • • white blood cells or pus in the urine
  • • reduced amount of urine excreted
  • • burning sensation during urination
  • • persistent urge to urinate
  • • fever and chills if there is an infection


The leading cause of kidney stones is a lack of water in the body. Stones are more commonly found in individuals who drink less than the recommended eight to ten glasses of water a day. When there is not enough water to dilute the uric acid, a component of urine, the urine becomes more acidic. An excessively acidic environment in urine can lead to the formation of kidney stones. Medical conditions such as Crohn's disease, urinary tract infections, renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, medullary sponge kidney, and Dent's disease increase the risk of kidney stones.


There are several foods that have a positive impact on kidney health. These can help reduce both the risk and impact of kidney stones. The body naturally passes the stone within 48 to 72 hours. Kidney beans are one such option. Boil the pods inside the beans for around six hours, strain the liquid, and allow this liquid to cool. People with kidney stones should consume this liquid every 2 hours over the course of 1 to 2 days. Other foods that can protect the kidneys include:

  • • basil
  • • celery
  • • apples
  • • grapes
  • • pomegranates

Vitamin B6 supplements and pyroxidine supplements have also been recommended as effective treatments. Vitamin B6 supplements can be purchased online.

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