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Kidney Stone Prevention Includes an Easy Remedy

American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines suggest sufferers drink approximately two liters of water daily.

Frank Bouc, Viral Global News, Nov 5, 2014

Tired of the occurrence of kidney stones? Diet and hydration method plays a big factor. Drinking water may be the key to preventing the onslaught of pain and time off from work and school. Water becomes a natural flush in the body for the stone to pass, rather than urine becoming sediment. Soda, fatty red meats and fast food can become a trigger to kidney stones. A study conducted by the American College of Physicians (ACP) released the guidelines as part of a first ever approach on prevention methods when it comes to the pain experienced by over 21 percent of the U.S. population.

The ACP analyzed data received regarding harm and benefits of dietary changes and drugs. The ACP encourages sufferers to drink approximately two liters of water daily. There was no preference if sufferers should drink from the tap or bottled water.

The dietary treatments can vary based on an individuals allergies, digestive tolerances and acceptability to change. Speaking to a local naturalist clinic, the nurse advised increasing water and reducing animal proteins for several weeks can lead a patient to determine if that was the issue. Kidney stones do not currently have a specific cause, but are formed into crystal -like substances, with materials like uric acid and high levels of oxalate. Fluid in the urine can lack the necessary substances to break down these deposits and instead they begin to form.

There are several types of kidney stones, with calcium stones being the most common form. Oxalate is in a lot of foods like chocolate and some fruits. Additionally, the liver naturally produces it, and it can begin to form into kidney stones when increased levels are noted.

Kidney Stone prevention, treatment and symptoms

It is recommended to see a family doctor familiar with your medical history for a proper diagnosis. Kidney stones are prevalent in mostly men over the age of 40, but is not entirely uncommon in women or individuals under 40.

Exercise, an increase in water and watching dietary changes can make a significant impact of prevention against kidney stones.

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