Kidney Stones

@GreenMoo (11842)
November 28, 2012 4:30am CST
I'm interested in hearing anyone's experiences of kidney stones. Are you aware of any home remedies either to help pass them or to prevent their formation in the first place? I've been scouring the net this morning for information and, as seems usual in these cases, much of the dietary advice is contradictory! Not very helpful! That's why I'm interested in hearing personal experiences. Thanks!
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Nov 12
The best remedy for Kidney Stones is in Homeopathy. I cn tell that for sure as I too had a few of them a year back and my dad had it in 1990s - His was a very severe case and doctors had mentioned that they would need to perform surgery withing next 72 hours. Neither our financial condition was that good those days nor was dad prepared to get operated (those days were bad days when we kept reading about organ thefts during surgery). So we consulted our family homeopath and she said she would assure that no surgery is ever needed for this ailment... and she did it. Mine were much smaller though (more complications still exist in my gall bladder and colon) and I took one medication for 15 days to completely get rid of those stones in kidney in 15 days. The natural ones you ask for may work provided the items are free from pesticides (a rare thing here at least) and also they take a lot of time. There is a pulses (we call it dal in India) - known as - kulath dal. I am sorry I dont know what that is called internationally. but let me also warn you that this dal can cause diarrhea to some people. but if you or anyone can go with it, it is the best natural cure for the problem.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
Rotloi2, I'm so sorry to hear. Thesids, thankyou. I've never heard of the dal, and the chances are that it's not available here, but I shall do some searching on the internet. Thankyou.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Nov 12
#roltoi: Sorry dear. Some of the doctors do mess up with the health of many - wrong diagnosis, delayed treatment and much more, and I am one of those who are suffering since the past 12 years just because of these. I cannot undo the loss they did for you but am sure, that your grandfather is now somewhere beyond pain and watching you.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Nov 12
#GreenMoo: Dear, I am sure that you would find it somewhere on the Internet Shops. But may I ask, why is the need? Is anyone known to you affected? If so, and there is an urgent need, you might consult homeopaths and even PM me or email me your postal address, and I would send you some.
@ElicBxn (60011)
• United States
28 Nov 12
I had a coworker who had suffered (and she was YOUNG). She said her doc told her to drink cranberry juice. Now, I have heard that increasing the acid in the body breaks down the calcium that forms the stones.
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@rotloi2 (321)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 12
cranberry juice ? is that work for any juice ? because surely all fruit had acid contain
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@ElicBxn (60011)
• United States
29 Nov 12
No, only cranberry juice - way more acid apparently - not that I know, hate cranberries.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Nov 12
Ah, so this is another benefit of cranberry juice. I have been taking those since the past few days for my Ulcerative Colitis and I have stones in the Gall Bladder too... Hope that this helps in breaking down them too
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
28 Nov 12
Coconut water or juice is the most common remedy in Philippines. I have experienced this and I just drink coconut juice most of the time, specially in the morning and before going to bed. But of course, if it goes out of control, just go and see a doctor for proper medication.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
Is that the coconut milk from the middle of the coconut?
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
28 Nov 12
Well that is an anoying thing to have,my husband has one again after a three years of break from having one. Sooooo to talk about what can help to pass the stone, well they say that you take some apple juice to start with like a cup drink it, than you mixe yourself a cup of fresh lemon juice with a cup of Olive oil( mixe it) and drink it not in one shot but through the day and they say that just after 12 hours the stone is suppose to come out. If it doesn't work for you go look at " nativeremedy.com " look for kiney stone on the search corner and than they have a herb mixed specialy for to help to disolve the kiney stone it cost about $35.00 you might be able to have a discount of 40% off on it. If I were you I would try the first one ( cheapest) and than if not working for you try the second one, good luck and hope it helped.
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
28 Nov 12
Forgot to tell you that once you got rid of your kiney Stone use " Turmeric " it is a spice that help you to prevent having kiney stone form itself. Drink a lot of water and good luck again.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
Apple juice is something that I was told by a friend who specialised in natural medicine, but i could find no mention on the sites I was looking at. I'm glad you mentioned it too! Turmeric is a new one for me though. How do you use it? Should i just up the quantity I use in cooking and seasoning?
@prashu228 (20356)
• India
30 Dec 12
Hi GreenMoo Kidney stones are very painful at times though i don't have my dad have this problem .The Home remedies i know very less like taking more water and other fluids,Apples are also said to be an effective kidney stones home remedy. You are less likely to develop stones if you eat apples regularly and Reduce the intake of salt.
@GreenMoo (11842)
30 Dec 12
I think an increase in fluids is a very good start, and I've indeed seen references to apples many times in literature about kidney stones. thanks for your input.
• India
24 Dec 12
I am suffering from kidney stone.I had one stone in my left ureter of about 9mm in size and undergone laser lithotripsy to remove that.It was really very painful procedure.Though this procedure was minimally invasive still I was passing a lot of blood in urine for a week.My problem is not over yet.3 month before again I was detected one more stone on my left kidney of dimension 5mm.As per doctors its very difficult to pass a stone of more than 4mm size as the diameter of ureter is less than that.As my stone is not obstructing doctor advised me to continue ayurvedic medicine SYSTONE from Himalaya at least for 3 month.If it will not pass in urine then surgically they will remove that.Doctors also advised me to drink more than 5L of water everyday and to avoid cold drinks.It is believed that Horse gram water extract helps in dissolving stones and prevent the chance of recurrence.Coconut water also has some beneficial effect on kidney stone.Good luck.
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 Dec 12
Kunu, I am sorry you have had such a hard time. I shall take your tips on board, although I'm happy to say that the immediate crisis has passed.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I try to tell my husband to drink lots of water and stay away from too much sodas and coffee. Coconut juice also helps in passing out the stones coz it will make you urinate more often. I have come across this: http://www.myhomeremedies.com/topic.cgi?topicid=639 (not a referral Link) hopefully, this could help you.
@GreenMoo (11842)
30 Nov 12
Thankyou Jenny.
• Canada
29 Nov 12
I've been suffering with them for a couple of years now, and have yet to find a remedy that works. I completely changed my diet, eliminating junk food, and cut down on sodas. I have stopped drinking tap water, finding that fluoride in water doesn't help them at all, and thought it helped. Today, I am suffering severely from one, I can tell it's larger than all the other ones as I'm in more pain and it's in my back, has been all day. I bought something today from a health store, but I don't think it helps, actually seems to make it worse. It's called Chanca Piedra. This is Spanish for bone crusher. If it does work, then I'll be ok, otherwise I have to continue trying to figure out what's causing them, and which of the 4 types I have.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
I hope you feel better soon Kris. The four types is a challenge isn't it?! We've been trying to work out the same thing.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
28 Nov 12
Well, I don't have a personal experience with kidney stones, fortunately. However, my husband has had experiences with kidney stones and I have to say that it wasn't good at all. He was diagnosed with them in late August and had a scheduled lithotripsy in January of the following year. That went well, but did cause him to have some pain following the procedure. In early February his doctor did a CT scan and told him that his kidneys were clear. Just four days later we ended up at the ER with a large, obstructive kidney stone. This resulted in a two day stay in the hospital and an emergency kidney stone removal. Following his experience with kidney stones, he has started drinking a lot more water and though he does think that he might have a very small one from time to time, there have been no further requirements to visit the urologist and no further procedures for kidney stones.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
Ouch! I'm glad your husband is a lot better. hydration is what I keep saying too! We're trying to void medical intervention unless we have to.
@Rigel4 (47)
• United States
28 Nov 12
There really is nothing better than looking up possible ways to prevent kidney stones on a proper medical site like "mayoclinic.com." Another possibility is "kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/" which is the kidney stone section of The Health Department of the United States. Both institutions perform medical research and you may be able to find real, science based, answers to your problems. A really basic suggestion that helps with many other things is to simply stay hydrated.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Nov 12
Hydration is key, of course, both for helping them to pass and to prevent their formation in the first place. I've looked on quite a few of the 'official' sites, but few have recommendations other than to see your doctor for 'medication'.