Unfortunately, if you have kidney stones they are going to be very painful, and you will usually pass them on your own. The one thing I do recommend is that you see a doctor if you are regrettably experiencing a lot of pain. If the pain is so great that you cannot really handle it, then there’s a possibility that the stone might be too large and it could very well get clogged within your urinary tract. That’s when you’re going to have to call on a Doctor to decide what type of treatment will be the best to bring you back to health. Many people can easily pass a kidney stone naturally, but it is smart to consult with the doctor if you are suffering from this specific type of a health issue.
You would benefit from going on a specific type of a diet known as alkalinization therapy. This precise kind of diet and therapy is good because it produces a lot less acid inside of the urinary tract. This is important because it will help your stone pass a lot easier. First, you specifically need to remember that when attempting to pass a kidney stone, you must drink a lot of water. Water is going to help flush out your system, and also prevent any further kidney stones from forming. If you are an athlete, it’s recommended that you drink 80 ounces of water (ten 8 ounce glasses) each day, and for people who aren’t athletic it’s recommended that you drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water during the day.
As a matter of fact, I want you to understand very clearly that you should drink more water than any other liquid. But also know that citrus juices are excellent drinks for this condition. Grapefruit juice and lemonade are a good substitute for potassium, and that is what the doctors will use when they treat kidney stones at the hospital. If you are going to drink citrus juice, make sure you drink it without sugar because it’s a lot more beneficial for you. If you can’t drink it without sugar, then try to find a low sugar juice or preferably choose orange juice over the other two options.
The second dietary concern that you need to worry about is protein, and specifically how much of it you eat. It’s no good to eat too much protein when you are trying to naturally pass a kidney stone. Protein will cause salt to build up inside of your urinary tract, and this will make it difficult for the kidney stone to pass.
It’s best to only consume lots of fruits and vegetables while you are passing a kidney stone the natural way. Make sure you choose the citrus style fruit since they are very good to eat at this time. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals for your body, and they are good for you overall. But they’re especially good to help your body pass kidney stones, because they will clear out your urinary tract and help your body break down the buildup of salts.