Best Treatment for Silent Kidney Stones
The kidney is a bean shaped organ that filters waste mineral matters and water from blood to produce urine. This vital organ exists in pairs in the human body. When the urine secreted contain more of mineral matter, salts, and less of water content, then crystallization of mineral and salt matters take place to form small solid masses called kidney stones. Passing a kidney stone is a painful experience.
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What may start of as small solid crystals will eventually grow in size, becoming large enough to hamper normal urine flow, and bring forth various kidney diseases. Small kidney stones are usually passed out of the system effortlessly. They get formed and eliminated out without any signs or symptoms to indicate their presence. In such a situation, where no symptoms of kidney stone are detected, it is referred to as the silent condition of kidney stones.
Most often silent kidney stones are detected when a battery of tests is performed to diagnose some other disease condition; or during routine general health checkups. While they normally get eliminated spontaneously, there are chances of some stones remaining in the kidney. These will continue to grow in size causing infections, hematuria, and kidney damage. Thus, individuals with a family history of kidney stones, or those who are suffering from a disease condition that will encourage the formation of renal calculus, should undergo renal ultrasounds at frequent intervals to detect the presence of stones.
If upon testing the presence of a stone has been detected, then physicians often recommend the wait-and-watch approach initially. Often small stones will move out of the system without any external influence; but their exit can be made more rapid by drinking plenty of water, more than the body’s required amounts. Water consumption should be such that at least two liters of urine is produced in a day. This will help dislodge stones adhered to the walls of the urinary tract and flush them out of the system while urine is voided. A constant production of dilute urine will also assist in separating moderate sized stones into smaller pieces for easy elimination. Urine produced with pH of more than 7 will inhibit the formation of uric acid stones and certain other types that normally flourish in acidic urine.
Oral administration of potassium citrate on a daily basis will also assist in alkalinizing urine and preventing further stone formation. Citrates are acid neutralizers and powerful inhibitors of kidney stones. But some individuals experience gastrointestinal discomfort while taking potassium citrate on a long term basis. Citrates are also found naturally in citrus fruits. Daily consumption of lemon and orange juices along with plenty of water intake will reduce the person’s risk of developing any more kidney stones.
In some cases, even during the absence of pain symptoms, blood in urine may be detected. This could be from the stone’s jagged edges brushing against the walls of the urinary tract. Alpha blockers should be taken for these assist in relaxing specific muscles situated in the urinary tract, allowing more urine volume to flow through. This will give the stone a better chance to flow out in a free manner and at a rapid pace.