Natural Kidney Stone Treatment
If you suffer from kidney stone you could have a problem with your urine. Uric acid can lead to kidney stone formation. To help cut down the acid levels in your urine try baking soda. Baking soda helps to rebalance or reduce the amount of acid in the body creating a more balanced pH.
Take one teaspoon in water every four hours. Do not take more than four doses a day. Remember also that this will increase your sodium intake a lot, so beware if you have high blood pressure.
A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, these signs and symptoms may occur:
- Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
- Pain that spreads to the lower abdomen and groin
- Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
- Pain on urination
- Pink, red or brown urine
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Persistent urge to urinate
- Urinating more often than usual
- Fever and chills if an infection is present
Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity — as the stone moves through your urinary tract.