Kidney Stones

 

Kidney Stones:  Small hard mineral deposits that form inside the kidney. Stones are made of mineral and acid salts.

Kidney stones are usually not painful when they are in the kidney, it’s when the stone is passing through the urinary tract that the pain kicks in. It’s like trying to squeeze a golf ball through a straw. I know from personal experience how horrible the pain is. People often ask if it’s worse than childbirth, hands down, YES IT IS! There is no comfortable position and you don’t know what to do with yourself. I would say you feel like you are probably dying especially if it is your first time because you don’t know what is going on with your body.

The scarier part of having kidney stones is the removal of them. (At least for me it is, I don’t like being put to sleep or any medical procedures really.) The following are the options you have when dealing with kidney stones:

Option #1 – If the stone is small enough (under 4mm) you are sent home, told to increase water intake, they prescribe intense pain killers and maybe an alpha blocker like “Flomax”. Flomax is prescribed to help your urethra relax and ease the stone passing.

What they don’t tell you: Flomax is a drug given to men to treat an enlarged prostate. Many doctors don’t recommend women taking Flomax because it has not been proven to actually be better than the side effects it causes, like urinary urgency, urinary frequency, dizziness, runny nose, joint pain, and decreased sex drive.

Option #2 – If stone is 5mm or larger they recommend a procedure called ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy), it is using sound waves to break up the stones in order to make them smaller and help pass.

What they don’t tell you: The stone can be broken down but that doesn’t eliminate the pain, it can actually cause even more pain because you will now have multiple stones trying to go through and can still get stuck. Using sound waves to break up the stone will cause blood in the urine, bruising on the back and abdomen, bleeding around the kidney and other organs.

Option #3 – They insert a thin scope through the urethra and bladder into the ureter then the stone is broken up into pieces or they remove the stone with a basket attached to the end of the scope. They also have to leave a stent in the ureter to help with swelling and is then removed after a week.

What they don’t tell you: Like option #2, breaking it up can cause more problems. Inserting a scope can damage the ureter. When they remove the stent they just pull it out of you with no anesthesia and that can damage the ureter, bladder, and urethra.

Option #4 – Surgically removing the stones by using small telescopes and other instruments inserted through an incision in the back. This means you are put to sleep; there are more risks with this surgery and a longer recovery time.

After I was told I had a 7mm stone and given my options, I did my research and prayed for Most High to guide me in my decision. After discussing it with my husband, I realized I was better off going home than to be put through anything else. Thankfully my husband found a natural remedy that I believe definitely helped in the passing of my stone.

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The remedy consists of a tea and capsules called “Chancapiedra” (Stone Breaker or Phyllanthus Niruri) these were purchased at a Hispanic herbal store but I’m sure your local grocery store carries similar items. I drank the tea twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. I also took the capsules three times a day before meals. This helps in breaking down/ dissolving the stone. It relaxes the muscles of the ureter, bladder and kidneys to allow smaller stones to pass , keeps smaller stones from growing larger, kills unfriendly bacteria (antibiotics have harmful side effects), and it alleviates pain, therefore eliminating the need for any pain killers. Pain is caused by colic in the bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract. The stone hits the soft tissue of the muscles causing them to spasm violently. Phyllanthus Niruri stops the message that transmits pain to the brain.

Trust me it worked and within a week my stone was out.

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I have had a total of four kidney stones. Each time I went home and did what the doctor ordered but the stones kept coming back. I have been stone free for almost eight months now, ever since I did the natural remedy and continued with prayers. You can continue to take P.N. for up to three months then take a break for at least a month then take it again. It helps keep your kidney healthy and works for so many other things such as gall bladder stones, regulating blood pressure, cleansing of the liver, etc. I also included magnesium into my daily diet which also helps in preventing kidney stones, other benefits include increase in energy, relieves muscle aches, prevents migraine headaches, etc. They say if you have had kidney stones once you have a 75% chance of getting them again, so don’t wait until you get that sharp pain in your back, start drinking more water and take magnesium. Our eating habits aren’t that great for anyone to say “oh that won’t happen to me.”  Remember we don’t always need a doctor, we have the Most High and he provided so many herbs for our healing. Let’s start using them!

Ecclesiasticus 38:2; “For of the Most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king.”

Ecclesiasticus 38:4; “The Lord has created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will  not abhor them.”

 

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