According to statistics, the most common disease of the urinary system is kidney stones. The main reason for their formation is the wrong pH of urine. What to do about it, whether it is possible to prevent the formation of kidney stones, whether there are safe methods of treatment, read in the material.
There are several methods for possible treatment and prevention of the formation of kidney stones.
Drinking enough liquid is the simplest and most effective means to prevent the formation of stones. Minerals and acid salts cannot be broken down during dehydration, which leads to the formation of stones. Watch the color of urine: a dark shade is a signal that it’s time to reconsider your water diet and drink more fluids.
The most common type of kidney stones are those consisting of calcium oxalate crystals. They are mainly synthesized by the liver, but we get some of them from food. To prevent and attempt to get rid of this type of stones, you should try to reduce the amount of oxalates in the body. First of all, it is necessary to give up beer, nuts, spinach, beets, strawberries, chocolate, parsley, because they are very rich in oxalates. In addition, you should give up sugar, which disrupts the metabolism in the body, and white salt, which increases the deposition of oxalates in the urine.
Abstaining from alcohol and coffee
Experts recommend excluding these products from the diet, as they severely dehydrate the body. How an insufficient amount of fluid affects the formation of kidney stones has already been mentioned above.
To prevent the formation of kidney stones and a mild method of influencing existing ones, it is often recommended to take vitamins. For example, B vitamins prevent the accumulation of oxalates and calcium in the urine, vitamin E regulates the level of oxalates, and magnesium coordinates the use of calcium by the body.
The addition of cranberries and aloe vera to the diet, according to fans of traditional medicine, also affects the formation of kidney stones (or rather, the suspension of this process). Cranberry extract, for example, normalizes the level of calcium in the body and reduces the possibility of urinary tract infections, and aloe vera helps to reduce the crystallization of minerals.