It’s 2.45am, and pitch black. You’ve just woken up to an agonising stinging sensation in your groin along with a desperate urge to pee. You stagger to the bathroom, bleary eyed and doubled over with the pain.
You finally make it and flick the light-switch, instantly dazzled by the blinding glare which only makes things worse. Eventually you get to where you need to be, and then comes the worst part… yep, that’s right: peeing through your kidney stones.
You screw up your face trying to block out the scorching pain that cuts right through you. But there’s no getting away from it. It hurts, and it hurts a lot. And this is the third time tonight!
Luckily, I found a way out. While I was desperately searching for a solution to the nightmare of my kidney stones, I accidentally stumbled across an incredible secret that changed my life forever.
Your kidneys clean your blood. They filter out waste water, minerals and other products, and produce urine to get it all out of the body. So far so good.
But sometimes those waste salts and minerals collect together and harden, turning into tiny little crystals and stones which get lodged in between your kidneys and your bladder, in the bladder itself, or between your bladder and the outside world.
The tubes that connect your bladder and your kidneys (and of course your bladder and the outside world) are very small and narrow, so these stones can get stuck and cause excruciating pain. As you know, it’s incredibly unpleasant.
Now I didn’t know it when I developed my stones, but in fact they can do more than just cause you pain.
Depending on where they are located, they can cause various long lasting infections and even permanent kidney or… Read more…