Dissolving kidney stones can be done in a few different ways. Some people choose to use natural remedies for dissolving their kidney stones, while others prefer to use an over the counter medication. Both methods seem to work very well in dissolving kidney stones, so deciding on which to use will be up to your personal preference.
Dissolving kidney stones naturally is usually done with herbs to make a tea to drink. There are several different teas you can make that work well for dissolving kidney stones, however this is one of the most popular and higher recommended teas. This is a diuretic tea and here is the recipe:
- corn silk
- nettle leaf
- fennel seed
- oat straw
To make this tea all you need to do is boil 1 qt of water. Then take the ingredients and combine ½ tsp of the herbs and add it to the water after it has boiled. Allow the mixture to sit covered and off of the heat for about 20 minutes. Then you strain the herbs and drink 1 c of the tea in the morning and another in the evening.
For those of us that prefer to use an over the counter solution, there are many available. However, it is important that you know the specific type of kidney stones you have in order to find the right OTC product to use that will help you in dissolving your kidney stones.
Here are some of the products that can help dissolve calcium kidney stones:
Here are some of the medications that are used for uric acid stones:
- Potassium citrate
- Sodium bicarbonate
Here are the medications that are frequently used for struvite kidney stones:
- Acetohydroxamic acid
- Aluminum Hydroxide Gel
- Organic Acids
Choosing the right method for dissolving kidney stones is going to have to depend on your personal preference and the suggestions of your medical care provider. Another weighing factor could be the individual size and type of kidney stone you have.
Always get the prior approval of your doctor or health care provider before you use any treatment. Also, make yourself aware of the ingredients before you try anything new, this can save you from an allergic reaction, even with natural remedies.
There is also the possibility of a drug interaction that could be less than positive. Always have your doctors approval before you begin any regimen for dissolving kidney stones.