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2012年10月25日星期四

How to relief the Pain of Kidney Stones


Kidney Stones is common disease.
Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of enduring a kidney stone attack will tell you exactly how painful this condition can be. In fact, the pain is most often compared with the pangs of natural childbirth. This is no exaggeration or wishful thinking. The stabbing and shooting pains that accompany a major kidney stone attack can bring you literally to your knees, unable to even drive yourself to proper medical attention. While major pain-killers such as Demerol can do wonders for the immediate discomfort, a victim of a kidney stone attack must still face days of intravenous fluid treatments and possible surgical intervention before getting substantial relief. A permanent change in diet and lifestyle is often required, and the patient still faces the chance of several reoccurances over a lifetime. Prevention is the true key to avoiding serious kidney stone attacks, but heredity and gender are usually working against those who have a predisposition to kidney disease
1 Drink marshmallow root tea three to four times a day to help soothe the inflammation of the urinary tract and reduce pain as your body is passing kidney stones. While marshmallow root is a great home treatment, you should avoid other herbal teas, as they contain tannins which can actually constrict the lining of the intestine and urinary tract temporarily, aggravating the problem.
2 Take a long, brisk walk to help ease the pain and pass the kidney stones more quickly. Walking stimulates the urinary tract and helps gravity to do it's job, moving the stones further and further down your body until they can be passed.








3 Eat as much watermelon as you can possible handle, as it offers a sweet source of water, helps to cleanse the urinary system and contains potassium salts which stimulate urination.







4 Make sure that you drink at least 2 quarts of water each day to help your body move the stones through your urinary tract. In addition to water, you can drink up to 1 quart of aloe vera juice daily as the stones are passing to help reduce the size and in turn, ease the pain.
5 Place a vibrating back massager over your kidneys for 10 minutes five to six times a day to help loosen and break up stones. Always hold the massager gently against the skin, as heavy pressure on the kidneys can cause pain and aggravate the delicate urinary system.
6 speak to your doctor about soft tissue muscle relaxants if your home remedies are not working. While prescription medication should always be a last resort, taking muscle relaxers for a few days may be just what you need to ease the pain and continue with your daily routine.

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