The formation of stones in the kidneys or urinary tract is a fairly common disorder. More than 20 million Americans alone experience this each and every year and the problem is getting worse.
Researchers who analyzed data from 12,110 participants in the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 8.8% of respondents reported a history of kidney stones, up from 5.2% reported by 1994 NHANES respondents, according to an online report in European Urology. According to the investigators, “the increase is likely related to dietary and lifestyle factors.”
The prevalence increased for men and women. The 2007-2010 data revealed that 10.6% of men and 7.1% of women reported having kidney stones, up from 6.3% and 4.1%, respectively, in 1994.
Most advanced countries have a higher occurrence of this problem, primarily the cause of processed food intake in their diets. The stones are formed from the chemicals usually found in the urine such as uric acid, phosphorous, calcium and oxalic acid. They may vary in consistency from grit, sand and gravel-like obstructions to the size of a bird’s egg. Stones may form and grow because the concentration of a particular substance in urine exceeds its solubility. This disorder has occured historically more frequently in middle age, with men being afflicted more often than women. However, we are seeing many in their twenties having problems, men and women. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, lying below the waist on either side of the spinal column on the back wall of the abdomen. They are soft, reddish brown in color, and, on average, measure 4 inches in length, 2 inches in width and 1 inch thick at its center. They are the bodies filtering plants for purifying the blood, removing water and salts and then passing them on to the bladder as urine.
Kidney stones usually cause severe pain in their attempt to pass down the ureter on their way to the bladder. The pain is first felt in the lower backside on either side of the back and thereafter in the stomach and groin as it moves down and out. Other symptoms of kidney stones are a desire to urinate frequently, painful urination, very little flow on urination, nausea, vomiting, sweating, chills, shocks and even brief paralysis. The patient may also pass blood with the urine even though this is in most cases undetectable with the naked eye. Sometimes, large stones, known as silent stones, may remain in the kidneys without causing any pain or problems.
The formation of stones in the kidneys is the result of defects in the general metabolism. They usually occur when the urine becomes highly concentrated due to heavy perspiration, dyhydration, diet changes, stress, an d in particular, insufficient intake of fluids. They are aggravated by lifestyle, and sometimes by the lack of physical excercise. The other causes are wrong diet, excess intake of acid-forming foods, sugar products, rich foods and overeating. Is this all inclusive? By no means, Some just have a genetic disposition to create kidney stones easier than others.
Chemically, urinary stones are of two categories, namely, primary stones and secondary stones. Primary kidney stones are ordinarily not due to infection and are formed in acidic urine. They usually result from constipation and excessive intake of nitrogenous or purine-rich foods. Secondary kidney stones are due to local
infection and are formed in alkaline urine. Most kidney stones are composed either of calcium oxalate or phosphate, the latter being most common in the presence of infection. About 90 per cent of all stones contain calcium as the chief constituent. More than half of these are mixtures of calcium, ammonia, and magnesium, phosphates and carbonates, while the remainder contain oxalate. Uric acid and cystine stones represent about four percent and one per cent respectively of the total incidence of stones.
A majority of patients suffering from kidney stones can be treated successfully with Kidney Complete. Diets can also help in preventing a recurrence of the symptoms. Only a few cases should require surgery. The patient should avoid foods which irritate the kidneys, to control acidity or alkalinity of the urine and to ensure adequate intake of fluids to prevent the urine from becoming concentrated.
The foods considered irritants to the kidneys are alcoholic beverages, carbonated drinks (i.e. pops and sodas that are made with carbonic acid), processed foods high in chemical and preservative content, excessive sugar,and foods and drinks high in salt content.
In calcium phosphate stones, over-secretion of parathyroid hormone causes loss of calcium from the bones resulting in a high blood level of calcium with increased excretion of calcium in the urine. The intake of foods and beverages with high levels of calcium have not proven to cause calcium stones. However, it is best to avoid antacids high in calcium due to the fact that the body has little chance to dilute the direct ingestion of these products and allow them to be flushed from the digestive tract.
However, the importance of maintaining a proper PH level is critical. See
Level. On the other hand the urine should be kept alkaline if oxalate and uric acid stones are being formed. If this is happening, a diet high in fruits and vegetables should be liberally used and acid-forming foods should be kept to the minimum. When the stones contain oxalate, foods with high oxalic acid content should be avoided. Uric stones occur in patients who have an increased uric acid in the blood and increased uric acid excretion in the urine. Since uric acid is an end product of purine metabolism, foods with a high purine should be avoided. Does this sound complicated, maybe to much so.
Each of the chemical makeups of these stones have one thing in common. That is diet. We are what we eat to a certain extent. To insure that you are eating and drinking many different and natural products is necessary if not critical for good digestive and urinary health. To maintain a proper PH balance in your body insures that proper nutrition is achieved and the critical organs of the body are working properly. And finally, to take those products that cleanse, clean and clear bacteria, infections and disease from the body and the digestive system and then provide for the correct absorption of vital minerals and vitamins to the body and it’s vital organs allow for the health and balance that our bodies need and require. Very often, in today's diets, those little ingredients, the minerals and vitamins that keep things working right are forgotten.
This is why we recommend Kidney Complete
**While the results and success to quickly eliminate pain,dissolve kidney stones and/or pass kidney stones have been typical for those who have placed testimonials on our website, the results for all individuals may not be typical. Depending on the size, number and and makeup of the kidney stone, the results may be different for each and every individual. Some may experience results in longer time frames while some have not had the intended results as noted.
There are many factors that play in to one's health. Among those factors that play a role are genetics, excercise, diet, injuries, and other related issues that may be beyond the function and scope of our products. For this reason, it is always best to consult with a doctor concerning your particular health issues to determine your particular and individual needs and your ability to use with success the products and solutions we provide.