Have you suffered from Kidney stones?

February 5, 2007 4:02pm CST
I have suffered kidney stones many times. I just received a free report on the best ways to avoid kidney stones in the future. Not by drugs, but by changing diet in healthy ways. This is a free link, so if you are interested in getting healthy options to kidney stones, plus many other health problems, this free link will give you lots of information. www.newsletter@drbenkim.com
5 responses
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
My mom once had kidney stones and because out of concern for her, I learned a lot about it. There are different kinds of kidney stones, and among them, there are those of salt, calcium, cholesterol. There might be more. Now, it was observed too that stones are also genetically linked, like if kidney stones run in your family, you are more prone to get kidney stones. On how to avoid this, my mom's doctor advised her to be "alkaline". We've become acidic in nature because of the meat we eat, processed bread, and certain food. One can research about this kind of foods and try to eat those that are alkaline in nature. My mom was also advised to take alkaline vitamin c (meaning non-acidic). Using the vitamin c for many many benefits, she in return also gets her alkaline dose. So far after 5 years, she hasn't gotten any recurrence yet. Check those things out, it might help you.
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9 Feb 07
Thanks for a good tip. I know that most people tend to be more acidic than alkaline, but didn't know it affected kidney stones, thanks. There is a lot of information on the net about Acidic & alkaline, also I remember you can buy a special paper which changes colour depending on your acidic or alkaline levels.
@susan50 (110)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I have had kidney stones every two years for the past 20+ years since the pregnancy of my youngest daughter. I am not sure if genetics are linked to stones as I am the only one in my entire family that have had them. While I know of some causes of them, I have yet to be certain as to what exactly are causing them. There are three or four different types (shapes) stone come in. I have had three so far and no-one can tell me exactly how they are made. I do not know if it is too much calcium or too much acidity. I would welcome any help or suggestions on how to change the way I eat.
7 Mar 07
Hi Susan, There are a few good tips in the responses to my original discussion. Also the link regarding diet I gave which is wsorth a look and of course, FREE. Good luck
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Thanks for the link. I have a friend who is suffering from kidney stones while pregnant. She's miserable. It wouldnt want to deal with them at any point in my life, so if I can avoid them by dietary changes, I will. Thanks for sharing, and I hope these tips have worked for you!
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8 Mar 07
Poor girl. I am told that the pain from kidney stones is worse than child birth, Well of course, I cannot compare, but I know the stones are painful. Originally, I read in one of my health books that I should take one eighth of a teaspoon of magnesium every day, which is supposed to stop the stones forming in the first place. (cheapest magnesium is actually Epsom salts) I did for a while, but life being what it is, I keep forgetting. I have been free of stones for over a year, and I do try and drink a lot more water which keeps the kidneys flushed. so hopefully with a change of diet as well, I will be ok for a long time yet. The thing to remember, when the pain arrives is that it cannot get much worse. and it won'tlast forever, so just bare it and drink as much water as possible then eventually it will go. It might take an hour or a few hours or on and off for a day or so, but it will go eventually. Good luck to your friend.
@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
7 Mar 07
My wife had a kidney stone. I hear her scream at 3am and it sounded like she was going to die. Since then we've tried to increase our fluids and drink more Cranberry Juice. Other thatn that not sure what to do. I will check out the link. Thanks!
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7 Mar 07
I know from experience how painful it can be. But there is quite a lot of good advice on my responses that are very good and worth noting.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Feb 07
No I have never had kidney stones thankgoodnes but I know some people that have had them. I hear they are quite painful. Thanks for the tip and dont get any more of them
6 Feb 07
Many thanks. I,m not due for any at the moment, but may get them again next year, however I will take the advice from the link I gave, & hopefully not have the same problem
@paulnet (748)
• India
9 Mar 07
Kidney stones can be treated by various techniques, most of which do not involve major surgery. Drink loots of water..