Kidney Stone Removal
Dissolve and Remove Kidney Deposits
Kidney stones, also called nephrolithiasis, are hard deposits that form in the kidneys. They are composed of salts and minerals, such as calcium oxalate or uric acid, which crystallize and stick together over time. Kidney stones vary in shape and size, ranging from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball.
When the concentration of these substances gets higher than what the fluid in your urine can dissolve, they form crystals that eventually clump together to create kidney stones. The most common causes of kidney stones include dehydration, a diet high in salt and refined sugars, excessive consumption of protein or oxalate-rich foods (like spinach and chocolate), as well as certain medical conditions or medications. Other risk factors such as obesity and medical conditions like gout or urinary tract infections can increase the likelihood of developing them.
Symptoms experienced by individuals with kidney stones may include severe pain in the back or side below the ribs, pain while urinating, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, frequent urge to urinate, discomfort in the lower abdomen, and traces of blood in urine. Treatment options range from allowing smaller stones to pass naturally through increased fluid intake and pain management to medical interventions like using sound waves, a procedure known as lithotripsy or ESWL, to break down larger stones into smaller pieces for easier passage or surgical removal if necessary.
To prevent kidney stone formation, it is essential to maintain proper hydration by drinking enough water throughout the day. Additionally, following a balanced diet low in sodium and refined sugars while moderating intake of oxalate-rich foods can help reduce the risk.
Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are crucial when dealing with kidney stones to alleviate symptoms promptly and prevent potential complications like urinary tract infections or damage to the kidneys.
As with any medical procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional like Dr. Raj to determine if the Kidney Stones Treatment is suitable and safe for you. Dr Raj will consider your unique circumstances and discuss potential benefits as well as any associated risks or limitations.