HEREDITARY factors have shown to be an important part on whether or not you’re prone to kidney stones. Cases of lithiasis are often found throughout families and can persist through generations.
ARTHRITIC DIATHESIS. It’s not unusual for us to see patients that have suffered with rheumatoid conditions eventually presenting with lithiasis as a co-morbidity to arthritic disease.
CERTAIN DIETARY Diet can often be a factor in developing kidney issues, protein rich diets can cause hyperuricemia and strict vegetarian diets are known to be a factor in developing oxalic lithiasis.
Different foods produce different types of stones. The physician must determine which food causes the damage.
VITAMIN IMBALANCE. Many vitamin deficiencies can influence the development of uririnary problems, notably Vitamin A deficiency has been show to produce keratinization of the urothelium. High levels of Vitamin D can also be a factor.
ENVIRONMENTAL or SOCIAL factors can be a cause in developing kidney issues, such as stress or fear in times of warfare or violence.
CERTAIN METABOLIC ALTERATIONS can also cause kidney issues, including hormonal imbalance of calcium, oxalic and uric acid, cystine or xantine.
HYPERTHYROIDISM. Produces an increase in calcium and phosphorus in the urine that can alter the colloidal balance and ensuing formation of precipitated salts causing kidney issues.
SUSTAINED INMOBILITY. For example, after major trauma or other long illnesses that make make can make it difficult to physically move to the toilet or actually urinate.
UROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS can result in OLIGURIA and ALBUMINURIA as well as any remains of leukocytes or bacteria associated with infections can lead to crystallisation. Clots, in the case of hematuria can form the initial core of a stone.
Cure For Kidney Stones
SOME MEDICATIONS have proven to help cure kidney stones. This is because often medications may contain high alkali ; or some other properties derived from sulfonamides which can help with the elimination of crystals.
These medications include Aspirin, Antacids, Diuretics, certain Antibiotics, certain anti-epileptic medication and certain antiretroviral medication.
Conversely some medication designed to combat hyperglycemia or instances of gout actually mobilize uric acid crystals so it’s common to see episodes of acute uric lithiasis in the first phases of treatment. (allopurinol, colchicine)
What Not To Eat If You Have Kidney Stones
- If you have a calcium-containing kidney stone, eat less salt and salty food and try not to get more than the recommended daily amount for calcium or excessive amounts of vitamin D.
- If you have an oxalate-containing kidney stone, limit food that has a lot of oxalate (no need to eliminate them, just eat/drink less). This includes:
- Dark green veggies (i.e. spinach, Swiss chard, greens)
- Mixed nuts and peanuts
- Tahini and sesame seeds
- Chocolate soy milk
- Sweet potatoes
- Limit your coffee, tea, and cola. Caffeine’s dehydrating affect can make the curing of kidney stones more difficult.
Recommended Foods To Cure Kidney Stones
Unfortunately if you have had kidney stones in the past you are more likely to have them in the future.
But here you have some good news: Drinking Dialytic Water and doing the following things will help to prevent you developing kidney stones and curing them in the future:
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day (2 of them Dialytic Water)
- Eat a balanced diet that isn’t too high in animal protein
- You can also drink ginger ale, lemon-lime sodas, and natural fresh fruit juices
- Drink enough liquids throughout the day to make at least 2 quarts (2 litres) of urine every 24 hours
- Drink enough to have light-colored urine. Dark yellow urine is a sign you are not drinking enough
SPECIAL DIET TO HELP CURE KIDNEY STONES
Good Foods/Dietetics Foods for Curing Kidney Stones
- Cereals (Wheat, rice, corn, all kinds of bread)
- Pasta (Spaghetti, noodles, macaroni)
- Meat, poultry, fish, eggs
- Cranberries, prunes
- Starches (Potatoes, tapioca, etc.)
- Vegetables (Carrots, onions, zucchini, leeks, etc)
- Acidify urine
Administer Vitamin B6 daily
Do not administer Vitamin C
Occasionally, take Vitamin A and folic acid
Bad Foods / Foods |Producing Lithiasis
- Fruits in general (Especially strawberries, raspberries, figs, bananas)
- Vegetables in general (Especially tomatoes)
- Dried beans (Beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.)
- Concentrated foods and sauces
- Cocoa, chocolate
- Salt and spices
- Alcoholic beverages in general
- Coffee and tea
Neutral Foods/Reduce Consumption
Milk and dairy products (Cheese, yogurt, curd, butter, etc.)