Kidney stones are solid concretions or aggregations of crystal formed in the kidneys from dissolved urinary minerals. Kidney Stones are said to be more painful than labor pains. Some kidney stones are quite large hence harder to pass. Some stones are small, and you may pass it without even knowing that you had the stone. Problems arise mostly when the stones are large.
The two key treatments to passing kidney stones is drinking lots of water as fluid helps one urinate which will help it to pass more easily. The other option is walking. Endeavor to walk as much as possible. It has been said that the stone will pass sooner with walking.
To stay on a kidney stone diet, you need to watch your intake of calcium, as the calcium is what forms the stone. This is quite conflicted when women of post menopausal age are constantly told to increase the amount of calcium.
The following is a suggested diet for someone who has kidney stones:
grapefruit juice, one cup; 3/4 cup cereal with 1 cup skim milk; 1 scrambled egg with 2 sliced of white toast with 2 tsp margarine, 1 cup coffee and 1 cup of water.
White meat chicken, 2 oz; 2 slices of wheat brad, 1 cup iceberg lettuce with oil/vinegar dressing (1 TBSP); 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup lemonade, 1 sugar cookie, 1 cup water.
3 oz. baked haddock, 1/2 cup white rice, 1/2 cup peas, 2 tsp margarine, 1 dinner roll, 1 apple, 16 animal crackers, 1 cup water.
You should consult your physician with this diet plan. There may be need for your physician to refer you to a renal dietitian to assist you in your renal diet plans. There are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to the right choice of kidney stones diet for passing kidney stones, and sometimes it is hard for the average person to figure out what to do.
There are several different web sites that offer assistance and suggestions. Some suggest organic diets, others suggest using certain herbs and spices.
Whereas all of these ideas may be good, your doctor knows your body and understands your specific medical needs better. For example if you are diabetic, there would be different food and/or nutritional requirements than for a person who is not. There may be certain medications that you may be on for other medical reasons that may come into play. Consider everything. Most importantly choose a doctor you trust, and follow his/her advice.