Diabetes and Kidney stones
Do you experience pain when passing urine? Could you be having kidney stones? Kidney stones have a link to diabetes. If this term is new to you, pull a chair, and let us take you through. By the way, I hope you guys are still doing healthy eating and exercising.
What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are formed from minerals in urine. They are small pebble-like substances that form in one or both of your kidneys. While most of them leave the body without a doctor’s intervention, others will cause you great pain when urinating.
Symptoms of kidney stones
The large ones that cause pain when urination come with other symptoms such as;
-Blood in your pee
-Pain in your groin or lower abdomen
-You can have a burning sensation when peeing
The common types of kidney stones include; uric acid stones, infectious stones, and calcium oxalate stones. The most common type of stones in people with diabetes are the uric acid stones. Research states that having diabetes doubles your risk of getting kidney stones. Uncontrolled diabetes leads to high levels of oxalate, increasing your risk to the stones.Also, Insulin resistance might result in a deficit in ammonium production in the kidney, which lowers urinary pH. Therefore, it generates a favorable environment for uric acid stone formation. Are we together?
causes of kidney stones
Causes of kidney stones Kidney stones occur when you have high levels of minerals in your urine such as oxalate, calcium, and uric acid. When your body cannot dilute them, they form deposits of crystals in your urine. Other causes of kidney stones.
-Taking a diet high in sugar, proteins, or sodium
-Some medications -Family history
-Certain diseases, especially the metabolic ones
You can prevent these stones by doing the following
-The first, and most importantly, control your sugars. Hatutachoka kuwaambia hii, tutaimba kama wimbo till you understand that sugar control prevents so many complications.
-Drink lots and lots of water, at least 6-8 glasses a day.
-Do a healthy diet. Do veggies, whole meals, fruits, fish, lean poultry, and low-fat dairy. A lot of animal protein may lead to high levels of uric acid. Pay attention to portion size, always.
-Exercise to lose some few pounds since being overweight is one of the risks of kidney stones
Diagnosis and Treatment
To diagnose kidney stones, your doctor will order for tests to look for minerals, urine in blood, stones, and signs of infection. Kidney stones are treated using medication, depending on the results. Some of the -medications include potassium citrate that helps lessen the acidity of the urine. -A procedure may be used to remove the stones -Drinking a lot of water is another form of treatment.
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