Tuesday, November 25, 2008

KIDNEY STONES

  • Patients with kidney stones should avoid taking too much milk because of its high calcium content.
  • For kidney stone treatment, drink lots of water and other fluids.
  • Limit the amount of calcium-rich foodsâ€"milk, cheese, butter, and other dairy foods.
  • Avoid oxalate rich foods such as beans, beets, blueberries, celery, chocolate, grapes, green peppers, parsley, spinach, strawberries, summer squash, and tea.
  • Eat vitamin A rich foods. Vitamin A is necessary to keep the lining of the urinary tract in shape and help discourage the formation of future stones. Foods high in vitamin A include apricots, broccoli, cantaloupes, pumpkins, winter squash, and beef liver.
  • Protein tends to increase the presence of uric acid, calcium, and phosphorus in the urine, which, in some people, leads to the formation of stones. Limit the quantity of proteins in your diet.
  • Reduce your consumption of table salt, pickled foods, and salty foods such as luncheon meat, snack chips, and processed cheese.
  • For kidney stone treatment, boil two figs in a cup of water. Drink this first thing in the morning for one month.
  • Mix 1 tspn of Holy basil leaves juice with 1 tspn of honey. Have this every morning for 5-6 months.
  • Eat 2-3 Apples a day.
  • Eat watermelon, either as such or had a juice. This is an effective home remedy for kidney stones.
  • Take 1 cup of juice made with radish leaves 2 times a day.
  • Drink 1 glass of fresh tomato juice first thing in the morning. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to this.
  • Take 3 long and thick lady fingers (slightly raw) Cut in thin long pieces and soak it in 2 litres of water overnight. In the morning, remove the ladyfingers and squeeze the juice into the same jar of water. Drink the entire water over 1 â€" 2 hours· Celery is a valuable food for those who are prone to getting stones in the kidneys or gall bladder.
  • The seeds of both sour and sweet pomegranates are useful medicine for kidney stones. Make a fine paste of a tablespoon of the seeds, take this along with a cup of horse gram (kulthi) soup to dissolve gravel in kidneys.
  • Watermelon contains the highest concentration of water amongst all fruits. It is also rich in potassium salts. Therefore it is very good food for kidney stones patients.
  • Eat a whole foods diet that contains leafy green vegetables, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fish and poultry in small portions.
  • Mix 2 oz of olive oil and 2 oz of lemon juice, drink it straight down and follow with a large glass of water at the first sign of stone pain. This is also an effective home remedy for kidney stones.
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