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What to do at the first sign you have kidney stones

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is not a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making any significant changes in your health practices, diet and nutrition.

In this video, Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor who specialises in healthy ketosis and Intermittent Fasting, outlines the symptoms and suggests catch-it-early remedies for kidney stones.

What are the first signs of a kidney stone? 

  1. Back pain (usually on one side and could wrap around to the front)
  2. Lower abdominal pain or deep dull ache on one side
  3. Groin pain
  4. Blood in the urine
  5. Painful urination
  6. Urge to urinate but unable to do so
  7. Nausea or vomiting

A kidney stone can develop in the kidney or just outside of the kidney in the duct. There are several types of kidney stones, but the most common is the oxalate stone, which is the focus of this video.

What you could do if you start noticing symptoms of a kidney stone:

  • Drink at least 2.5 litres of fluid
  • Drink 1 cup of lemon juice per day
  • Take potassium citrate

Foods to avoid (as they are high in oxalates):

  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Chocolate
  • Swiss chard
  • Beet tops
  • Peanuts

If you consume these foods, here are a few things you could do to help prevent calcium oxalate stones:

  • Consume the food with calcium (for example, a spinach salad with cheese)
  • Take chondroitin sulfate
  • Take berberine
  • Take cod liver oil

View the original video here.

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