Yoga for kidney stones

(September 9, 2011)

Can you suggest how yoga could help with kidney stones?


What Diet Along With Yoga Is Good For Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones are solid masses resulting from the formation of crystals of in the kidney; the crystals are composed of components like uric acid and cysteine. These stones pass down the renal tubes and cause a hindrance in the flow of urine, leading to swelling of kidneys and pain around the abdominal area. Other symptoms of kidney stones are change on color of urine, appearance of blood in urine, irritability, nausea, and vomiting.

You can practice yoga along with medical treatment to relieve the symptoms of kidney stones. Some of the yoga poses beneficial for kidney stone patients are Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), Pawanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose), and Uttanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose). Along with yoga and prescribed medication, you should also consume a diet that will help in the management of the condition.

The specifics of a kidney stone diet are as follows:

  • Consume a lot of fluids and water, which might help pass the kidney stone without surgery.
  • Consume a lot of fiber by including fruits and vegetables in your diet. Intake of bran flakes is highly recommended.
  • Refrain from excessive intake of salt, allowing yourself not more than 2 grams a day.
  • Avoid dairy products and red meat. In fact, any calcium-rich food is a complete no-no.
  • Consume foods rich in vitamin A like beetroots, carrots, and papayas. Magnesium-rich foods also help relieve kidney stones.

Submitted by R J on September 9, 2011 at 01:23

How To Get Relief From Kidney Stone Pain

Kidney stones are essentially an aggregation of crystals of certain substances like uric acid, calcium and cysteine. Some of the causes of kidney stones are dehydration, structural abnormalities of kidneys, obesity, bowel diseases, and hereditary factors. The prime symptom of kidney stone is immense pain in the abdomen area, others being change in the color of urine, blood in urine, nausea, vomiting,and irritability.

Some of the remedies for the natural treatment of kidney stones are as follows:

  • Consume foods rich in magnesium, as this serves to prevent the formation of crystals in the kidneys.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A, which also helps relieve the symptoms of kidney stones. Some such foods include carrots, beetroot, papaya, and apples.
  • Avoid the intake of dairy products and red meat, and limit salt intake to no more than 2grams per day.
  • Another remedy for kidney stones relief is consumption of nettle tea. You may prepare a decoction of dried nettle leaves by boiling them in water.This serves as a natural diuretic.
  • Also an effective remedy for kidney stones is to consume a diet rich in fiber.
    Apart from kidney stones’ natural treatment, it is best to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Home remedies can be used along with the prescribed treatment.

Submitted by C D on September 9, 2011 at 01:22

Does Yoga Helps In Passing Kidney Stone

Kidney stones are solid masses formed by the collection of crystals in the kidney; the crystals are formed as a result of the presence of certain components (in excess) in the urine such as uric acid and calcium. As the kidney stones move down the renal tubes, it restricts the flow of urine, causing swelling in the kidneys and pain in abdomen. Some of the causes of kidney stones are dehydration, structural abnormalities of kidneys, bowel diseases, and obesity.

Some of the remedies for kidney stones are as follows:

  • An effective home remedy for kidney stones is to consume foods rich in vitamin A like carrots, apples and beet root.
  • Intake of fiber-rich foods also alleviates the symptoms of kidney stones; some such foods are whole wheat bread, bran flakes, and a lot of vegetables and fruits.
  • Consumption of six to eight glasses of water is a must to prevent and treat kidney stones.
  • Also, limit your intake of salt, red meat, dairy products, and other calcium-rich products.
    Yoga may also be used to relieve the symptoms of kidney stones, in association with medical treatment and a prescribed diet. Some of the yoga asanas for stone are the Uttanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose), Pawanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose), and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose).

Submitted by A on September 9, 2011 at 01:20

Which Yoga Asanas Are Effective In Treating Kidney Stone

Kidney stones are masses of tiny crystals, which, in turn, are produced by excessive presence of certain components like calcium, cysteine, and uric acid in the urine. Kidney stones are usually caused by dehydration, structural abnormalities of renal tubes, hereditary factors, bowel diseases, and obesity, among others. Kidney stones begin to show symptoms when the stone moves down the ureter, blocking the flow of urine. This causes swelling of the kidney and consequently pain in the belly. Other symptoms are change in color of urine, blood in urine, irritability, nausea, and vomiting.

You may practice yoga for kidney stone treatment. However, it is best to consult a doctor first and get proper medical treatment. Yoga exercises for kidney stones can be used as complimentary to prescribed treatment.

Some of the effective yoga poses for kidney stones are as under:

  • Uttanapadasana (Raised Leg Pose): Lie down on the floor on your back, with your legs straight and together. Your hands should be on either side with your palms touching the floor. Inhale and raise your legs upwards so that legs are perpendicular to the floor. Hold the pose, and then exhale while returning back to normal state.
  • Pawanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose): Lie down on your back, inhale and raise your legs upwards. Fold your knees and place them on your abdomen. Now wrap your hands around the knees. Exhale and lift your head up so as touch your chin to your knees. Hold the pose, inhale and return back to normal first position

Submitted by R J on September 9, 2011 at 01:17

My friend you ought to try the following program:

Cleansing techniques: Shanka Prakshalana

Yoga asanas: Just do inverted poses such as Headstand, Shoulder Stand and Inverted Leg Stretch Pose. You must not do any forward bends, standing or seated.

Yoga breathing exercises: Do lots of Alternate Nostril breathing and Ocean breath. Please avoid all forceful breathing..

Having more fluids is very much recommended for all of you with a history of kidney stones. Also please keep away from dairy products and other calcium rich foods. Vitamin D foods should be inaccessible to you, by and large. Also if you have highly acidic urine, have less eat less meat, fish, and poultry.

And, in conclusion, if you are leading a sedentary lifestyle, you will be more prone to kidney stones. So, to preclude the possibility of further stone formation, you must try to have lots of magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B6 supplements.

Submitted by A on May 4, 2007 at 04:40

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