About CARE Hospitals
With 14 hospitals spread across 6 cities, CARE Hospitals is a regional leader in tertiary care. It is ranked among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains and is driven by the core principle ‘to provide care that people trust’ through cost-effective medical care in more than 30 specialties.
Understanding Kidney Stones
When the urine contains crystal-forming substances like calcium, oxalate and uric acid and the fluid in the urine cannot dilute it, kidney stones are formed. The lack of substances that prevent crystals from sticking together results in the formation of kidney stones. Since kidney stones travel through the urinary system, they can also be found in the ureters and bladder.
When to visit a doctor?
Kidney stones give rise to a lot of problems and bring changes in normal life. Leading a normal lifestyle becomes quite difficult. Hence, visiting an expert is essential if you face the following issues:
- A sharp pain in the back, belly, or side
- Burning sensation during urination
- Urinal urgency
- Traces of blood in urine
- Cloudy or smelly urine
Medical therapy for kidney stones
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
- Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy
How to prevent kidney stones from forming?
According to National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases suggestions, there are several ways to prevent kidney stones from forming. Here are a few common measures you can take:
- Drink plenty of water- By drinking plenty of water (up to 12 glasses of water) every day, it will be easier for the body to flush out the substances that form the kidney stones.
- Limit caffeine intake- Doctors suggest not taking caffeinated beverages more than one or two cups a day. Caffeine present in different beverages causes rapid loss of fluid and leads to kidney stones.
Why CARE Hospitals?
CARE Hospitals is recognized as the most advanced, all-round health care center in the country, powered by cross-functional teams comprising of surgeons, critical care and emergency medicine specialists. The founding team of CARE Hospitals comprises of medical innovators and pioneers who are passionately driven to make healthcare affordable for all, while ensuring clinical outcomes at par with international standards
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