Sand in the kidneys appears due to the violation of metabolic processes in the body, especially in water-salt and protein exchanges.
Most often, the sand in the kidneys is located in the renal pelvis, where the stones penetrate into the ureter and block it.
This condition is accompanied by pain in the waist and groin, nausea, in some cases - vomiting, difficult urination.
Why does sand in the kidneys appear?
Sand in the kidneys is a fairly small kidney stones, the appearance of which can contribute to a variety of factors. One of them is the violation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism in the background of hypodynamia.
Nutrition, which includes a lot of protein foods, can also provoke the appearance of sand in the kidneys. Especially this reason is relevant for women, who often abuse monotonous diets.
Sand in the kidneys can appear and inappropriate climatic, geographical, as well as living conditions. Some professions suggest the appearance of sand in the kidneys.
In some cases, the sand in the kidneys is formed "thanks" to the hereditary factor.
Abuse of meat products, parathyroid gland diseases, chronic kidney disease, prostate adenoma, urinary tract infections, anatomical changes in the urinary tract, impairment of urine outflow, and other disorders in the kidneys can trigger the appearance of sand in the kidneys.
Treatment of sand in the kidney
Sand in the kidney requires treatment. However, to make sure the presence of sand, you need to contact a medical institution, take tests, confirm or deny the presence of inflammation. Laboratory tests help the doctor to determine not only the presence of sand in the kidney, but also its nature. In addition, ultrasound and radiography may be required.
You need to pay great attention to your diet. Compliance with diet is a prerequisite for successful treatment. But what kind of diet is necessary depends on the type of salts that prevail in the secretions. If urates predominate, then the diet assumes a restriction in the use of meat and meat products, fried, smoked products. Exclude from your diet pepper, cocoa, coffee, alcohol, beans, meat broths, chocolate.
In case of prevalence of oxalates, restriction of coffee, chocolate, strawberry, citrus, dairy products is required.
The predominance in the secretions of calcium and phosphorus salts involves the rejection of fish, seafood, cheese, cottage cheese.
Treatment of kidney stones also involves the intake of two liters of plain water per day. Try to move more, but in no case do not expose your body to heavy physical exertion.