Natural treatments for kidney stones

Kidney stones are becoming a large scale health problem globally and their appearance in the urinary tract seems to be on the rise.  If not properly treated, kidney stones can lead to health problems and potential complications.  However, many people who have had kidney stones often times take time to look for less invasive treatment as a way to remove the bothersome blockage from their urinary system.

Symptoms of kidney stones include excruciating pain and other serous symptoms.  While there are many treatments for the health situation, most of these treatments involve the use of CT scans, incisions, or stents as well as visits to the hospital, doctor, or ER visits.

When it comes to kidney stones, there are two options that sit in front of you, natural or conventional treatments.  The most common conventional treatments for kidney stones include Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Extracorporal ShockWave Lithotripsy (ESWL), or Ureteroscopic Stone Removal.

The most common approach involves using the ESWL to shatter the kidney stones into thousands of pieces so that they will pass, but oftentimes pieces are still left in the UT system which requires additional treatment options.  Complications from ESWL includes minor discomfort and bruising in the abdomen and back as well as discomfort while the stone pieces travel through the urinary tract and out of the body.

Larger stones are generally treated with the use of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in which an incision is made in the back so that the kidney becomes more accessible.  At this point a nephroscope is then used to find the kidney stone and remove it.  Larger stones sometimes may require this treatment and the use of ESWL.