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Kidney stones - natural remedies, prevention, and what really causes them

9/27/2014 - More than 12% of men and about 7% of women will have to deal with kidney stones at some point in their lives. Once you have suffered through them, statistics say you're more likely to have them again. Statistics say they've got an 80% chance of recurrence. Kidney stones have a tendency to open people's...

How to prevent kidney stones with everyday foods

3/29/2013 - Passing them is described by those who have experienced their terror as one of the worst pains known to man, exceeding even the pain of childbirth. But kidney stones do not have to be a constant worry on your mind, especially if you are taking proactive nutritional steps on a daily basis to dissolve...

Home remedies from herbal teas and grocery foods dissolve kidney stones and reverse renal failure

10/31/2012 - Kidney stones develop from waste matter hardening and becoming attached to the inside wall of the kidney. Most kidney stones remain unnoticed until becoming dislodged, getting caught in a ureter or other passageway, while moving through the body during urination. Most diseases of the kidneys remain...

How to keep your kidneys healthy, happy and stone-free

4/7/2012 - Kidney stones are one of the most excruciatingly painful conditions a person can develop. But a recent study published in the Journal of Urology has found that maintaining high intake of calcium and fluids, and cutting back intake of refined salt, can help to prevent kidney stones from forming. Dandelion,...

Sports drinks are sometimes better than water, but can also cause kidney stones and osteoporosis

3/2/2012 - Sports drinks are a favorite of athletes and some exercisers to quench their thirst and replenish lost nutrients. These drinks contain calcium, sodium and other minerals called electrolytes. An imbalance of electrolytes may be harmful. Sports drinks can help prevent or decrease some conditions by increasing...

Gallstones and kidney stones are no problem for Jin Qian Cao known as Coin Grass

4/13/2011 - The Chinese name Jin Qian Cao applies to two different herbs capable of dissolving gallstones (One is actually called Guang Jin Qian Cao). However, both are known as Coin Grass. The most popular of these herbs is the Jin Qian Cao herb (Lysimachia christinae). However Guang Jin Qian cao herb (Desmodium...

Natural Ways Eliminate and Prevent Painful Kidney Stones

5/20/2010 - Kidney stones are mineral deposits which are made up of calcium, uric acid or the amino acid cysteine. There are many different theories as to how these "stones" form, but no one seems to know for sure. Regardless of how they form, kidney stones can often be avoided and eliminated naturally without...

Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion)

5/18/2010 - The "most retarded science journal of the year" award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts...

Drink to your kidney health with lemonade to avoid kidney stones

5/7/2010 - Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form in a kidney. They can stay there or they may travel down the urinary tract until they are eliminated naturally. Unfortunately, kidney stones can also get stuck in the ureter, bladder or urethra. The result can be bleeding, blockage of urine flow and...

Obesity Causes Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, and Stroke

1/29/2010 - Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater. BMI is a ratio determined by weight and height. With a large percentage of Americans classified as being obese, research is showing the effects extra weight and obesity have on a person's overall health. Recent studies show that obese...

Kidney Stones: A Squeeze of Lemon Juice Prevents the Most Painful Condition Known to Man

7/28/2009 - Kidney Stones truly are one of, if not THE, most painful medical problems on earth. This disabling illness sends tens of thousands to the Emergency Room in excruciating pain each year. But the research is clear: drinking a small amount of Lemon Juice every day is an effective way to prevent these painful...

Shock Diagnosis: Young Kids Now Being Diagnosed with Kidney Stones

5/20/2009 - Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare center that every parent dreads. Emma, her 3-year-old daughter, was sick and doubled over with back pain. Lisa quickly took Emma to her pediatrician who at first thought the child had a urinary tract infection. But an hour later, the toddler was...

Painful Kidney Stones Becomes a Growing Trend in Kids

4/12/2009 - When we think of childhood maladies kidney stones would probably not come to mind. Yet, the latest diagnosis making the rounds in pediatric wards across the nation is kidney stones. About one in seven men and one in fifteen women will be diagnosed with kidney stones during their lifetime. It's a...

Lemons Protect Against Kidney Stones

12/9/2008 - Lemons and other citrus fruits contain chemicals that can help prevent against the development of kidney stones, says John Milner, a urology expert from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. "Lemons are very high in citrates, which inhibit the growth of kidney stones," Milner...

Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away (press release)

10/19/2006 - A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered. The findings indicate that although many people assume that all citrus fruit juices help prevent the...

Orange juice found to be the most effective at preventing kidney stones

9/5/2006 - A new study published in the Oct. 26 Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that orange juice is more effective than other citrus fruit juices at preventing kidney stones. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas studied 13 volunteer...

Kidney stones caused by acidic soft drinks; can be reversed with nutrition and herbs such as corn silk

5/17/2004 6:20:25 PM - A new study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveals that the more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to have kidney stones. According to reports, the researchers conclude that obesity and diabetes actually cause the kidney stones. I have an alternate theory. ...

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