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Perhaps one of the most painful conditions that a person can experience is having kidney stones, medically known as renal calculi. If it is only a small stone lodged in the kidneys, the person with this condition may not feel a thing. In fact, most stones are expelled through urination without causing any uncomfortable symptoms. However, some stones make their presence known by causing such severe pain that giving birth to quintuplets is a breeze by comparison! In the United States, around 10-15% adults are diagnosed with kidney stones every year.(1) The incidence is slightly higher in the Middle East, with 20-25%,(2) mainly attributed to the risk of dehydration because of its hot climate, as well as their diet that is high in oxalate and low in calcium.
Formation Of Different Kinds Of Kidney Stones:
Calcium Oxalate Stones: The most common type of kidney stones is the calcium oxalate stones.(3) It accounts for 80% of all cases of kidney stones. Most causes of calcium oxalate stones can be attributed to the imbalance of a urine component, which generally halts the formation of stones. Genetic factors, underlying medical conditions, and abnormalities in metabolism can also contribute to the formation. Excessive calcium in the urine or bloodstream or excessive oxalate in the urine can precipitate stone formation. A diet high in oxalate and low in calcium can also have the same effect.
Uric Acid Stones: Around 5-10% of all kidney stone occurrences are uric acid stones, which are made from purine.(4) People with uric acid stones normally have high uric acid levels in the urine and the bloodstream. Moreover, both urine and uric acid are acidic in nature, thus giving way to the formation of kidney stones. Other factors that may play a role in the formation of uric acid stones include genetic predispositions, gout, kidney abnormalities, high animal protein diet, drinking alcohol, fasting, lead toxicity, blood diseases, and chronic diarrhea.
Struvite Stones: Struvite stones are made up of magnesium, phosphate, and ammonia. The leading cause of struvite stones is urinary tract infections or UTI.(5) The bacteria that cause UTI, usually the Proteus bacteria, secrete enzymes that raise the levels of ammonia in the urine, thus forming struvite stones. Women are more prone to develop struvite stones than men.
Other Stones: Other types of kidney stones include cystine stones, xanthine stones, and calcium phosphate stones. These are usually developed in people with genetic defects and other underlying disease processes.(6) However, they are less common than the calcium oxalate, uric acid, and struvite kidney stones.
Symptoms Of Kidney Stones
The most common symptom of kidney stones is severe pain described to be colicky in quality. The colicky pain is something that is unique to renal stones since it starts in the kidney area and spreads toward the flank and bladder region. It starts on one side and progresses in intensity.
While the size of the stone typically dictates the severity of the pain (i.e. the larger the stone, the more painful), this may not always be the case. A small stone with rough edges may be more painful than a large round one.
Aside from pain, there may also be a presence of blood and pus in the urine. The patient may feel a burning sensation during urination, and the urine output may be decreased because of the obstruction in the urine passageway. Moreover, the person may have frequent urges to urinate. Nausea and vomiting can also occur. If there is a concomitant infection, the person may also experience fever and chills.
Treatment Of Kidney Stones
Kidney stones can be diagnosed through radiography, CT scan or ultrasound.(7) Once the existence of kidney stones has been established, the treatment follows.
Small stones measuring less than 4 mm in diameter usually pass in the urine without requiring treatment. However, those that measure around 6 mm or more need to be managed accordingly.
Initially, non-invasive methods are utilized. To encourage passage of stones, the physician may prescribe increased fluid intake, several antibiotics for infection, analgesics for pain and diuretics to prevent further stone formation. Diet may also be limited since foods high in oxalate should be avoided. If the stones are not expelled using these methods, then doctors will consider more aggressive treatment.
Surgery or lithotripsy is indicated for more complicated cases.(8) For stones located in the ureter, that are less than a centimeter or half an inch, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) may be used.(9) This involves breaking up the stone using an external, high acoustic pulse.
For stones that are larger than one-centimetre options include ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and open surgeries.(10)
Mangosteen’s Role In With Kidney Stone Formation
What makes mangosteen ideal for people with kidney stones is the fact that the fruit aids in the passing of the stone. Mangosteen has a diuretic effect that may help kidney stones pass through the urine. It may also assist in the formation of further kidney stones because of its alkaline properties. As mentioned before, uric acid stones thrive in acidic urine. By neutralizing the acidity of the urine, these kidney stones may be inhibited from forming.
Moreover, the xanthones found in the mangosteen fruit has an antibacterial effect, so that infection and formation of kidney stones are prevented for people who experience urinary retention because of obstruction in the urine passageway.
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(1) Wikipedia - Kidney Stones
(2) Science Direct - Kidney Stones
(3) US National Library of Medicine - Strategies For Preventing Calcium Oxalate Stones
(4) Medscape - Uric Acid Stones
(5) Medscape - Struvite and Staghorn Calculi
(6) WebMD - Types Of Kidney Stones
(7) Davita - Use of Radiological Tools for Evaluating Kidney Disease
(8) National Kidney Foundation - Kidney Stone Treatment - Shock Wave Lithotripsy
(9) WebMD - Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for Kidney Stones
(10) WebMD - Ureteroscopy
- National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse - http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/
- National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service - http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/
- National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse - http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/
- "Chapter 148: Stones in the Urinary Tract". In Cutler, RE. The Merck Manual of Medical Information Home Edition (3rd ed.). Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation.
- Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water of the National Academy of Sciences (2006). "Chapter 9: Effects on the Renal System". Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. pp. 236–48. ISBN 0-309-65799-7.
- "Nutrition and Chronic Disease". Mayo Clinic Proceedings 81 (3): 297–9. doi:10.4065/81.3.297. PMID 16529131.