Natural Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are collections of mineral deposits that form within the body.

Sometimes smaller kidney stones are able to find their way out through the urinary tract, although other types of stones might pass through the lymph nodes and appears to exit through the skin as a small harder substance. Any stones larger than this might have to be removed with surgical help.

There are thousands of diagnosed kidney stone cases every year, and not just in the older population. It can happen at any age depending on other factors like your overall kidney health and your diet.

The only good thing about kidney stones is the fact that they can be treated – and often prevented with a few simple and natural precautions, none of which involves any massive lifestyle changes

5 Natural Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

Here are 5 natural ways to prevent kidney stones if you've had issues before or if you know that you're at a higher risk of developing them.

  1. Water Intake

When kidney stones start to become a problem, one of the first things a medical professional is likely to recommend is a reduction in sugars and carbonated drinks if you've been a regular consumer up to that point, and then an increase in the amount of water you take in every day.

Eight glasses of water are recommended, but the ideal number for your health might be a little higher or lower than this. This is fine as long as you're staying hydrated.

Increasing your natural water intake helps your kidneys to be in better health, and contains much less toxins for it to process when compared to soda.

  1. Cranberry Juice

Daily fluid intake shouldn't have to be boring and water isn't the only useful substance out there if you've been struggling with kidney stones. Cranberry juice is one of the healthiest types of juices out there, and it's also one of the best ways to help your system to cleanse.

Cranberries are a natural diuretic, which means that it can be one of the best ways to cleanse the kidneys when your body needs a nudge to get back on the right path.

If you don't care for the taste of it, switch to cranberry supplements instead.

  1. Citric Acid 

Citric acid is an important component in the body, although it's also found in a lot of fizzy candies to give it their fizz or sour taste. If you have trouble with kidney stones that becomes chronic or regular, it's likely that your doctor will recommend the increased used of citric acid on a daily basis – and this can drop your risk of developing kidney stones. 

  1. Aloe Cleansing

There are usually a few ways to achieve the same goal, and if the usual cleansing methods don't appeal to you but you know that your body is in need of some help, try aloe cleansing instead. Aloe is great for helping to cleanse the body naturally, and it can help to lower your risk of developing kidney stones.

  1. Dietary Changes

A high-fat and high-acid diet can increase your risk of kidney stones. From there, adapting your diet to include less salts, fats and acidic components can help to lower your risk instead. If you need some extra help with your health, start with some dietary changes to see if it can make a difference.

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