I have seen grown men come to their knees with debilitating pain when experiencing kidney stones – almost everyone knows someone who has suffered the incredible pain. I am frequently asked what causes kidney stones, what foods to avoid and what natural supplementation and/or lifestyle changes can assist with both the prevention of stones as well as to assist the body in dissolving them. The following should answer most questions.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, white males over age 50 are most at risk for kidney stones in the U.S. Symptoms range from severe abdominal pain or pain in the side or back, blood in the urine, fever and nausea.