About 10% of the population is affected by kidney stones and it is common in men between the ages of 30 and 40.
These stones are formed in the kidneys when there is a high concentration of uric acid, sodium, calcium and other substances. When these substances combine, they form a single or multiple stones inside of the kidneys. Often, a person will not notice any symptoms and will easily throw the stones out through urination, but they become a problem if they become bigger. When they become larger, they will cause pain when urinating, including symptoms like vomiting, nausea, frequent urination and excessive sweating.
Many people ask the question of how to remove the stones and how to prevent them from becoming bigger. Luckily, there are a few home remedies that can help you with that.
- In order to keep your body hydrated it is important that you drink water. If you suspect that you have a kidney stones, it is highly recommended that you increase the amount of water that you are drinking, because water will help in eliminating the stones from your body. You will be able to tell if you are drinking enough water, when the urine becomes clear.
- Olive oil and lemon juice. Lemons contain citric acid, which is quite effective in breaking kidney stones apart. The olive oil helps make the passing of the kidney stones easier. You just need to add olive oil and lemon juice in a glass of water, stir and then drink. After that, it is important to drink a few glasses of water.
- Coconut water. Coconut water can help flush the stones that are forming inside your kidneys. The reason for that is because coconut water forces the body to urinate. Also, it contains potassium that can transform the acidity of the urine to alkaline, which dissolves the stones.
- Nettle leaf tea. Stinging nettle is used to alleviate the seasonal allergies symptoms and to support health in the joints, it can also be used to flush out kidney stones. It is a strong diuretic with anti-bacterial compounds, and it can get rid of all the mineral deposits and the toxins that can block your kidneys. Drink up to three cups of this tea every day and soon enough, your kidney stone problems will disappear.
Please remember that you should always discuss this with your doctor, just to make sure that there would be no side effects during the treatment.