Kidney stones

Kidney stones

The kidneys are almost the most important organs in the body that help to remove metabolic products, regulate the body fluid level from the blood and balance it. The main problem with them is kidney stones that start formatting when levels of certain substances in urine increase. In most of the cases, people have no idea that they have different size of kidney stones because they don’t cause any discomfort in the beginning of their formation. However, most of the common problems begin when they start moving. Kidney stones – a fairly common disease because almost 17 thousand people in Europe have been found having them.

Kidney stones are classified into two main groups by their origin – organic and not organic. The most common not organic stones are calcium and oxalic calcium while organic kidney stones are formed from uric acid, cysteic acid, magnesium and other elements. The risk of kidney stone increases due to the lack of fluid intake.

In addition, it is recommended choosing foods that don’t include much animal protein and salt. It’s recommended limiting alt content to 3-5 grams per day. Oxalic acid and its salts is also important for preventing kidney stones formation – eat tomatoes, rhubarb, coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, spinach, beets, nuts, beans, strawberries, etc. to make sure you get enough of it. It is also very important to drink plenty of fluids: experts recommend drinking at least 2-3 liters of water every day. Besides, if you are actively working out, you need even more fluids because of sweating.


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