KONTAN.CO.ID – Jakarta. Kidney stone drugs are widely available in pharmacies. Apart from consuming kidney stone drugs, a number of drinks can also help in the treatment of kidney stones.
Kidney stones occur due to hard mineral deposits that form in the kidneys. These deposits usually resemble gravel to rock. This occurs when certain minerals accumulate in the body.
The causes of these deposits can vary, for example, a diet high in protein, sugar and salt. Other factors such as genetics, obesity, lack of drinking, and consumption of high doses of vitamin Aray supplements can also be the trigger.
Seeing the causes and factors, kidney stones can also be treated by changing diet and medication. Treatment for kidney stones can also be done at home.
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There are at least 6 types of drinks to help treat kidney stones.
1. Drink water
Kidney problems are usually related to fluid consumption. Summarizing from Healthline, drinking lots of fluids is an important part of maintaining the kidneys, preventing the formation of kidney stones, and even being able to remove them. Drinking lots of water helps the effectiveness of kidney stone medications.
Yes, fluids not only remove toxins in the body but also remove kidney stones through the urinary tract. If you are diagnosed with kidney stones, aim to drink 12 glasses of water every day. The reason is, dehydration is one of the main risk factors for kidney stones.
You need to pay attention to the color of urine to ensure hydration. A good urine color is a very light pale yellow.
2. Lemon juice
Apart from water, you can also drink lemon juice to help treat kidney stones. Launching from Business Insider, this drink can help prevent kidney stones, especially those formed from the mineral calcium.
When calcium kidney stones form in the urinary tract leading to kidney stones, citrate (a compound in lemon) can coat the deposits so that the calcium and oxalate don’t clump as much.
A study published in the Journal of Urology in 2017 found that drinking two liters of water with about 120 milliliters of lemon juice decreased the rate of kidney stone formation. In addition, citrate can also break down stones into smaller pieces so that they are easily removed.