Medication To Help Release Small Kidney Stones Like Sand?
Hello, my mom has had kidney stones for years. Already treated at the hospital as well and was able to move normally even though his kidney stones were still small in size like sand. Now, I want to ask if there might be herbal remedies from plants or fruits that can help to push away the remnants of kidney stones? Does consuming British salt, then also lemon and olive oil can help kidney stones to be pushed out? Thank you
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First of all, I want to confirm beforehand, whether your mother has taken control back to the doctor to make sure whether the kidney stones are gone or not?
If your mother has not taken control of the doctor again, you should advise your mother to take control again to see whether the kidney stones are gone or not. If it still exists, it is also necessary to know how big is the size of the kidney stone. Stones that are above 10mm are very, very unlikely to come out on their own.
If the stone is clean or it's still there but the size is small, then your mother can try doing the following things:
drink in sufficient quantities every day (2-3 liters a day)
reduce the consumption of foods that contain high oxalate, such as spinach, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, chocolate, miso, etc.
reduce consumption of animal protein and also reduce consumption of salt
be more careful in taking calcium supplements (consumption of foods / drinks high in calcium is still allowed)
It is not clear if consumption of lemon and olive oil can help clean kidney stones (there is no research on this). Consumption of magnesium (which is found in English salt), is known to reduce kidney stone formation because magnesium will bind oxalate in the digestive tract (if eaten together with oxalate-containing foods), but English salt consumption is also not recommended. Excessive consumption of magnesium sulfate can also cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, and can also cause dangerous side effects such as heart rhythm disorders, muscle weakness, decreased reflexes, drowsiness, etc.
It is better to do the therapy according to the recommendation from the doctor to treat your mother's kidney stones.
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