Thursday, September 9, 2010

To Your Health Thursday - Kidney Stones

How many of you know someone who has had kidney stones?  Perhaps you have had them?  Thankfully I never have and I sincerely hope I never do.  I hear it is the closest thing to childbirth that a person can experience and since I don't have the right parts for that I don't have a reference point.  I have, however, witnessed the effects, as my boys mother had them at the same time she was carrying our youngest son.  It appears to be extremely painful and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  The doctor couldn't do anything without endangering the baby so she had to endure the last trimester with the stones causing a great deal of distress.  In about an hour after our son was born, they wheeled her in to use EWSL, or shock wave therapy to break up the stones and give her almost instant relief.

How are kidney stones caused?

Kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone you have. Most kidney stones are calcium-type-they form when the calcium levels in your urine change.

Factors that change your urine balance include:

Not drinking enough water. Try to drink enough water to keep your urine clear (about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day). When you don't drink enough water, the salts, minerals, and other substances in the urine can stick together and form a stone. This is the most common cause of kidney stones.

Medical conditions. Many medical conditions can affect the normal balance and cause stones to form. Gout is one example. Also, people who have inflammatory bowel disease or who have had surgery on their intestines may not absorb fat from their intestines in a normal way. This changes the way the intestines process calcium and other minerals, and it may lead to kidney stones.

More commonly, kidney stones can run in families, as stones often occur in family members over several generations.

In rare cases, a person forms kidney stones because the parathyroid glands produce too much of a hormone, which leads to higher calcium levels and possibly calcium kidney stones.

Now with the causes out of the way, we can concentrate on the solutions.....

There are a couple of different remedies for kidney stones currently in the medical community. The first one is to take pain meds, drink lots of water and hope you can pass them naturally. Ouch!!

The other method, mentioned above EWSL, is to use shock wave therapy to break up the stones so that they may be passed. There is also the method of using a very small scope to pass through the ureter and remove or break the stones up to ease passage. These methods described here are used for the more serious cases of infection, blockage, or other complications

Do you have any other options?
I'm glad you asked.....
I sell two products as a "Kidney Stone Relief" package that over the years, has successfully treated hundreds of patients.  It consists of two key products.  The first one, Hydrangea, was originally used by the Cherokee Indians for kidney support, hydrangea was introduced to early American settlers for similar purposes.

A common shrub, hydrangea is a bitter and a solvent. Its solvent properties nutritionally support the urinary system. It contains natural minerals plus silicon, flavonoids, resins and saponins. In this formula, the dried, powdered root is used. Each capsule contains 325 mg hydrangea.

The second product, Magnolia, (magnolia liliflora) is an extract from the flower of the magnolia plant and is used to dissolve the stone to a manageble size or even completely so that it can be safely passed without surgery or other medical procedures. 

Take the time to read about our company and the top quality suppliers we use by clicking HERE.

Kidney Stone Relief Package - $35.20 / total plus shipping

What would you do to relieve your pain?  Go to the doctor?  Have surgery? What if you could find relief naturally?  Would you do it?  I certainly would!! In many cases, one package dissolved the stones where they were easily passed without problems.  In rare cases, two bottles of each were needed.  Whatever the situation, an investment of around $50 - $80 for kidney stone relief is not even the cost of a single doctor's visit.

Tell us your stories of kidney stones....Have you had them?  What did you do to get rid of them?  Would you use the same method again?

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