Urological and kidney care has seen dramatic changes over the past years with focus on the shift from open surgical procedures with limited drug treatments to a specialty that has successfully embraced minimally invasive techniques and new drug treatments for common conditions such as erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, kidney stones and kidney transplants.
Kidney stones were very rare among children or teens and is now increasingly common. The annual incidence of kidney stones has gone up in the recent years and has almost doubled in children. In contrast to the more common occurrence of kidney stones in men than in women during middle age, teenage girls have a higher rate of kidney stone occurrence than boys of the same age group.
The incidence of kidney stone disease is also rising world over!. Poor lifestyle habits, improper dietary food patterns combined with obesity are among the top causes of kidney stones. Moreover, the pain of kidney stone is highly intolerable. Patients reel and sometimes they can faint from the pain.
From a clinical perspective, we strongly recommend medical treatment and conservative management for stones that are less than 5 mm in size. Furthermore, for most stone sizes less than 5 mm in size, with a combination of medications and aggressive fluid therapy we can expect the stone to be expelled out of the body roughly in about 4 to 6 weeks.
what are the best foods to eat while passing a kidney stone? The general guidelines outlined below will help you choose and handpick the best food to eat when diagnosed with a kidney stone.