Kidney Stone Surgery: Uric Acid Kidney Stones

Though kidney stones are of different types, one common thing with them is that they’re unbearable, agonizing and painful. In fact, when you’re diagnosed with this condition, it’s hell on earth. Some of the types of kidney stones include; calcium, struvite and cystine. Have you ever asked yourself what causes these stones? Well, extra chemicals that are not passed out of the system through urine collects in the kidney forming crystals and harden into stones. However, the chemical composition formed determines the type of stone.

Uric stones are as a result of high concentration of uric acid in the urine. Here, if it happens that there’s a problem in purine metabolism the excess uric residuals are deposited in the inner walls of the kidney and eventually gives rise to uric acid stones.

In most cases, uric stones mostly occur in people who suffer from gout or those who come from hot and acid areas. This is due to dehydration that they are likely to suffer in this areas. Chemotherapy is also a cause of abnormal amounts of uric acid in the urine that eventually develops to kidney stones. Interestingly, uric acid kidney stones can not be seen through the standard X-ray and thus its diagnosis can only be followed by a history of sudden pain and blood in the urine.

Natural means of treating this disease will include taking a lot of water so as to keep your body hydrated and also alkalinity. This two helps a big deal in dissolving the stones. However, if this two doesn’t work then one can choose to have more invasive procedures such as shock treatment.

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