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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Kidneys
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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Mostly nonsurgical: Basic treatment and management consists of consuming lare volumes of water and maintaining a low salt diet. Flomax by mouth can increase spontaneous passage of small stones. Larger stones should respond to eswl (electroshockwave lithotripsy). Other stones can be broken up by ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy technically non-surgical. Get stone and urine analysis ? Preventable metabolic problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydration: The best "home" remedy for kidney stone prevention is increasing fluid (primarily water) intake. Lemonade is also good for most people with stone disease. Restricting salt and protein may also help. For acute stone attacks, you should seek medical attention and possible evaluation by a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a urologist.: Symptoms & infections are indications for treatment. An important question is if there is any function left in the kidney. If not, the kidney is not doing any good except serving as a potential source of serious infection, and should be removed surgically. If the kidney should be saved, the stones can be removed bu stone procedures. Speak to your urologist to discuss the options. ...Read more
Depends upon pain: First address pain, consider narcotics if necessary for very severe pain. Next evaluate because treatment will depend upon stone size + degree of possible obstuction present. Small stones up to 5mm diameter should pass spontaneously aided by high fluid intake and Flomax to dilate ureter. May require temporary ureteral stent placement to relieve both pain and obstrucion if either very severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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