What Is Kidney Stone Pain Like

Kidney stone pain is like an intermittent, dull dragging, sharp, cramping pain radiating from the upper back and side below ribs to the lower abdomen or groin.

The pain most times begins suddenly and comes in waves. Most times the pain increases with motion. The pain comes and goes as the body tries to get rid of the kidney stone and as the stone moves, the pain changes location and intensity.

Kidney stone pain as described by those who have experienced it is likened to the pain experienced during childbirth or when stabbed with a knife.

What Does kidney Stones Feel Like In a Woman.

Kidney stones pain in a woman might be confused with symptoms of urinary tract infection or even appendicitis

This pain results when the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder due to the presence of a stone in the ureter, a small tube, or passage for urine from the kidney to the bladder.

When the pain intensifies in most cases the individual suffering from kidney stone pain might find it difficult to sit or even find any comfortable position.

There is a burning and sensation felt when urinating. This is due to the movement of the stone from the ureter to the bladder.

Types Of Kidney Stones.

Calcium Stones

The most common type of kidney stone is calcium stone. It usually occurs in the form of calcium Oxalata.

Oxalata is made daily by our liver, it is found in food, some fruits, nuts, vegetables, and all chocolates.

The calcium kidney stone might also appear in the form of calcium phosphate which is common in renal tubular acidosis which is a metabolic condition

Struvite Stones

This type of kidney stone is usually caused by an infection such as UTI [urinary tract infection]. These stones have the ability to grow quite large and quickly

Cystine Stones

These types of stones are common among those with certain hereditary disorders that cause the excretion of certain amino acids. [Cystinuria]

What Is Kidney Stone Made Of

Kidney stone is a hard crystalline mineral material primarily made of chemicals in the urine which consists mostly of Calcium Oxalata though phosphate or maleate, ureter, and Cystine may also be present.

What Causes Stone In Kidney

There are different causes of stones in the kidney, ranging from genes to lifestyle and diet. Below is a whole list of things that might trigger kidney stones in any individual.

What Is Kidney Stones Caused From

  • Inadequate Water intake [dehydration]: Drink water freely, to keep your body working at optimal and excrete toxins or waste, you need 3 to 4 liters of water daily. Dehydration is a leading cause of kidney stones. It causes waste or toxin retention which adds more load on the kidney.
  • Excess use of sugar: Excessive sugar leads to the production of protein in the urine, which slows down or burdens the kidney.
  • Use of coffee: The use of coffee causes pressure and stress on the kidney.
  • Excessive use of alcohol: Alcohol intake induces dehydration in the body, and also damaging the kidney in the process of time, and affects the kidney’s ability to filter blood.
  • Mineral deficiency: Deficiency in some minerals and vitamins can decrease the function of the kidney.
  • Urine retention: The retention of urine when you are pressed causes stress on the bladder and kidney which after a prolonged period might trigger kidney stones formation.
  • Excessive animal protein: The excessive consumption of animal protein places a metabolic load on the kidney due to the production of high acid in the blood, a condition called acidosis
  • Keeping wake nights: Having a good night’s sleep is extremely important for overall well-being. The function of the kidney is regulated by the sleep-wake cycle which helps coordinate the kidneys’ workload over 24 hours.
  • The use of tobacco: People who smoke have a very high chance of having protein in their urine- a sign of kidney damage, not only is smoking dangerous for your kidney but other vital organs of the body such as the heart and lungs are jeopardized.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: Physical activity has a direct impact on glucose metabolism which lessens the workload of kidneys. The sedentary lifestyle gives no room for the skin and other excretory organs to remove waste and toxins from the body.
 
  • Genes: Hereditary plays an important role in the formation of kidney stones, there is a great chance of getting a kidney stone if someone in your family history has suffered a kidney stone, but it is worth remembering- genes might load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger.
  • Urinary tract infection: If urinary tract infection remains untreated, it might spread to the upper urinary tract and kidney.
  • Medications: The use of over-the-counter pain relief medications such as NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) impact the function of the kidney.
  • Use of carbonated drinks: Drinks high in sugar causes obesity, being over-weighted increases the chance of developing high blood pressure and diabetes, these two health conditions are the leading cause of most kidney diseases.
  • Lack of vitamin A: Vitamin A helps in the protection of the lining of the urinary tract.
  • Deficiency in calcium and magnesium: The lack of calcium and magnesium in the body leads the parathyroids to signal the body to extract calcium from the bones in order to maintain the blood calcium level.
  • Overfeeding: Overfeeding places a metabolic load on both the digestive organ and excretory organs
  • High Oxalata-forming foods: Avoid Spinach, Chard, or Beet tops, these are high in oxalata which bond with calcium to form kidney stones.
  • Processed foods: Most processed foods are high in sodium and phosphorus, some studies have shown a relationship between processed foods and kidney diseases.
  • Use of MSG: Monosodium Glutamate is poisonous to the glomerulosites in the kidney
  • Keep off the use of noodles: Noodles are a sure the way to kidney failure.

Treatment For Kidney Stones Pain

Below are recipes and remedies that will dissolve the kidney stone in days, some of the recipes are just to cleanse the kidney of toxins

How To Dissolve Kidney Stone 1

  • 2 Ounces of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Ounces of lemon juice

Drink straight follow with 12 ounces of filtered water. Wait for 30 minutes

  • Juice half of a lemon into 12 ounces of filtered water, add one tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and drink.

Repeat the recipe above hourly if possible until the stone is passed out

Kidney Cleansing Juice 1

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 fennel
  • 4 ribs of celery
  • 2 green apples
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1-inch ginger root

Kidney Cleansing Juice 2

  • 8 carrots
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 cucumber

Blend all together and drink

Kidney Cleanse Juice 3 (watermelon kidney flush)

  • 3 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 lemon

blend together and drink

Kidney Cleansing Juice 4

  • 2 oranges 
  • 2 green apples
  • 8-10 stalks of asparagus
  • a cup of cilantro
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/2-inch ginger piece