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Kidney Stones
 
Standard Definition

Kidney stones are crystal-like 'stones' that develop within the kidney and when the body attempts to pass them out they cause excruciating pain. Kidney stones occur four times more often in men than in women, possibly due to diet, ease of dehydration and inherited metabolism. The stones may be made of calcium, uric acid, oxalate, struvite, or cysteine.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

The kidneys' role of filtration and elimination is a 24 hour process requiring plenty of water to maintain a relatively dilute urine. If the urine becomes highly concentrated with salts, including calcium salts, crystals come out of solution. Like a pearl in an oyster, irritation and further salt attachment to the original 'seed' results in a stone. In some cases the diet provides too much of these 'salts', the intestines absorb too much calcium, or a combination of recurrent kidney infection and dehydration provide the factors for stone formation. A high fluid intake has been shown to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Inherited disorder in metabolism (especially males)
  • Excessive calcium absorption or dietary intake
  • Intestinal disorders including Crohn's disease
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Dehydration
  • Overweight and sedentary lifestyle
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • May be symptomless
  • Sudden onset of excruciating pain in the buttocks area, pain may move to genital area as stone passes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • If urination stops seek help immediately as the stone may have obstructed the outlet
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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