Depending on the size of the kidney stone, treatment will likely be done at home. Most kidney stones pass on their own unless the stone is to big to pass through the ureter.
Surgical Removal Of Kidney Stones
If the bladder stones are too big to be treated at home then surgical procedure may likely be needed to be done. There are two likely surgical procedures that may be done and they are:
Sound Wave Therapy- This involves the use of sound waves which create vibrations that cause the kidney stones to break into small enough pieces to past through the urine. This surgery lasts 35 – 60 mins. it is pretty uncomfortable and they will put you under anesthesia during the surgery.
- Known as percutaneous nephrolithotomy, this procedure is done with the use of small telescopes that travel through an incision into the lower back. This surgery is recommended if the sound wave treatment is unsuccessful.
Kidney Stone Treatment From Home
When it comes to passing a kidney stone from home there are 3 basic rules to follow.
- Drink 10-15 glasses of water.
- Take pain reliever.
- Take prescribed medication to help ease passage of stone.
Home Remedies for Kidney Stone
Since there is no instant cure to pass bladder stones except to drink a ton of water, there are a few remedies you can try to help speed up the kidney stone passing.
Eat Fiber – Fiber has been found to decrease the amount of calcium and oxalate in the urine.
Whole wheat bread – Has magnesium in it which helps pass the stones.
Eat less animal protein – High animal protein diets often cause uric acid stones to form in the kidneys.
Avoid high salty and oxalate foods – These types of stones are formed when too much salt or oxalate is in the urine.
Eat a well balanced calcium diet – Too much or too little calcium can also cause stones.