Kidney Stones Diagnosis and Prognosis- Prognosis of kidney stone vary from person to person. It entirely depends on the cause of stone and the kind of treatment the person is undergoing.
Kidney stones can cause severe colicky pain. The prognosis of kidney stones is usually good, and in most people, they are removed from the body without causing permanent damage. Here are some more facts on the outcome of kidney stones. If a stone is formed, there are high chances that you may develop another stone in your lifetime. The stones tend to recur if the cause is not found and treated. People who have experienced the colicky pain of stone do not forget the experience and often know the diagnosis of the recurrence of pain.
As some kidney stones tend to be hereditary, there is a likelihood of it being passed on to the next generation. Possible outcome or complications of kidney stones:
- Decrease or loss of function in the affected kidney
- Kidney damage and scarring
- Obstruction of the ureter (acute unilateral obstructive uropathy)
- Recurrence of stones
- Urinary tract infection
What Can Cause Kidney Stone?
Urine contains many crystal-forming minerals such as uric acid, calcium and oxalate. When there is less amount of water in urine, it becomes thicker, due to which it collects minerals and starts making stones. You may be at risk of kidney stones if:
- Have a history of kidney stone in your family
- You are obese
- Your blood pressure is high
- Your diet is high in protein and sodium and low in calcium.
- There is a lack of exercise in your routine
Kidney Stone Symptoms
Kidney stones can have the following symptoms. Please note, timely treatment of kidney stones is essential as the stones, in worst cases, may block the opening of the urethra causing great inconvenience and pain.
- Unbearable pain in the back or lower abdomen
- Pain that increases and decreases repeatedly
- Blood in urine
- Constant feeling of nausea
- Burning sensation when urinating
Kidney Stone Diet
Kidney stones need proper care, complete hydration and an appropriate diet for fast recovery. Nutrition plays a vital role in speedy recovery of any disease. Following are some important dietary tips for kidney stones that one should follow if suffering from kidney stones:
- The easiest way to avoid kidney stones is to drink more water. This keeps your urine clean. A thick yellow coloured urine is a sign of not drinking water.
- You should stay away from foods that help in the formation of stones such as spinach, beet, ladyfinger, soybeans and dark chocolate.
- Eat food items that have low sodium and secondary calcium such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and green vegetables
- Eat less meat and seafood because they increase the amount of uric acid in urine.
Also Read: 10 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones
Add these following elements in your diet for fast recovery:
- Lemon juice: The element citrate found in lemon helps to break down calcium deposits and slow down the growth process of kidney stones. You can either take lemon juice after meals daily, or you can include it in your regular diet.
- Wheatgrass Juice: It contains some ingredients that help in the production of urine. Due to this, stones present in the kidney are easily removed through the urine. Wheatgrass has anti-oxidants that help eliminate calcium deposits present in the urinary tract.
- Basil: Basil leaves contain some elements that stabilise the level of uric acid. Because of this, kidney stones cannot be formed. Basil also contains acetic acid, which helps to dissolve and eliminate kidney stones. Drinking one teaspoon of basil juice daily can kill kidney stones.
With inputs from Dr Poonam Sachdev
Read more articles on Other Disease
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.