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Medical researchers in the United States have warned that people who have had the disease known as “kidney stones” face the risk of developing this health disorder again within five years.
According to what the Washington Post quoted researchers at the prestigious “Mayo Clinic” clinic, this is the probability of kidney stones returning up to 30% during the following years, but this risk is possible to be avoided by following simple steps.
Stones arise in the human kidneys when some of the substances in the urine cannot dissolve, and then it becomes a solid substance, the size of which ranges between a grain of sand and a pebble.
The study, which was conducted in the “Mayo Clinic”, included a sample of 795 people, and it was found that those who eat a low amount of calcium and potassium, were more likely to suffer again from kidney stones, compared to those who took a higher proportion of these minerals.
And health data in the United States indicates that ten percent of adults in the country will develop kidney stones at some point in their lives.
Kidney stones symptoms:
• Urine turning dark.
• The appearance of traces of blood when urinating.
• Nausea, vomiting and high body temperature.
• A sharp and very annoying pain in the lower back due to the movement of the stone in the urinary tract.
Causes of kidney stones:
• Not drinking enough water to supply the body with what it needs of this vital fluid.
• Not doing or doing too much exercise in a way that puts stress on the body.
• Obesity caused by a significant increase in body mass index.
• Bariatric surgery that leads to a rapid drop in excess weight.
• Eating food that contains a large amount of salt or sugar.
Steps to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones:
• Drink enough water, but fluids alone are not enough.
• Eat a healthy diet, especially foods rich in calcium and potassium.
• Reducing the intake of animal proteins.
• Reducing foods that contain a high percentage of sodium, which is abundant in fast food, such as burgers and French fries.
• Avoid foods and soups that are sold packaged in cans, so that they remain usable for a long time.
Treatments in case of illness:
• To relieve pain temporarily, doctors recommend some analgesics that relieve the suffering of the sick person.
• One of the available drugs can reach the kidneys and make the stone pass in the urinary tract smoothly without causing severe pain.
Sending shock waves to the stones in the kidneys in order to break them up, especially when they are not small in size.
• Performing surgeries to remove the stone, when it is large, through a telescope that is inserted through a small hole in the patient’s back.