Yoga for Kidney Stones
09 May

Yoga for Kidney Stones

What are kidney stones?

Kidney stones are small masses of salts and minerals that form inside the kidneys which goes down the urinary tract. Kidney stones vary from size to size from just a speck to as large as a ping-pong ball.

Symptoms of kidney stones:-

Severe pain on either side of your lower back

More vague pain or stomach ache that doesn't go away

Blood in the urine

Nausea or vomiting

Fever and chills

Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy

What are the most common types of kidney stones?

There are four main types of stones:

Calcium oxalate: The most common type of kidney stone which created when calcium combines with oxalate in the urine. Inadequate calcium and fluid intake, as well other conditions, may contribute to their formation.

Uric acid: This is another common type of kidney stone. Foods such as organ meats and shellfish have high concentrations of a natural chemical compound known as purines. High purine intake leads to a higher production of monosodium urate, which, under the right conditions, may form stones in the kidneys. The formation of these types of stones tends to run in families.

Struvite: These stones are less frequent and caused by infections in the upper urinary tract.

Cystine: These stones are rare and tend to run in families.

Statistics of Kidney Stones:-

Kidney stones usually only cause symptoms once they've entered the ureter.

The symptoms depend mostly on how large the kidney stones are: Kidney stones less than 5 millimeters in diameter travel to the bladder without any problems and flushed out of the body in the urine 70% of the time. 

The same is true for about 50% of stones between 5 and 10 millimeters in diameter. 

Kidney stones that are larger than 10 millimeters usually need to be treated.

The time it takes for a kidney stone to pass varies quite a bit as well. 

Small kidney stones gave in the urine after one or two weeks.

Kidney stones that are not flushed out on their own within four weeks are generally treated.

About 30 to 50% of people treated for a kidney stone have one again within five years, and some get them even more often, so prevention plays an important role.


Yoga For Kidney Stones:-

1. Ustrasana:-

The Camel Pose massages the organs, especially the kidneys.

It sends a current lot of blood to the bean-shaped organs, thereby oxygenating and detoxifying them. 

This asana not only eases the symptoms of kidney stones but also prevents them from relapsing.

2. Bhujangasana:-

The Cobra Pose is another dynamic abdominal pose. 

It stretches the kidneys and clears the blockages. 

With regular practice, you will find great relief from kidney stones. Continual training will ensure the kidney stones do not return.

3. Balasana:-

Another dynamic restorative pose, the Child’s Pose also helps in relieving the stress associated with the stones. 

Being in this womb-like position brings down the pressure and the pain.

4. Pawanmuktasana:-

The Wind Relieving Pose is one of the most effective yoga asanas for kidney stones. 

This pose works wonders in clearing blockages and releasing pressure. 

It also massages the kidneys and eases the symptoms of kidney stones.

What food to eat while suffering from Kidney Stones:-

Stay hydrated

Up your citrus intake

Eat lots of calcium

So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do while suffering kidney stones.

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