A kidney stone is a hard mass that forms in the kidneys from minerals in the urine, and if large enough, can cause severe pain.
Kidney stones form when there is not enough liquid in the urine to dilute out waste chemicals, such as calcium, oxalate and phosphorous.
These waste chemicals become concentrated, and crystals begin to form, according to the National Kidney Foundation.
Kidney stones can vary in size, with some as small as a grain of sand, and others as large as a pearl or even a golf ball, according to the NIH.
Small stones may pass down the urinary tract and be excreted without causing symptoms. Larger stones may get stuck in the urinary track and block the flow of urine, which can cause severe pain or bleeding.
BOOST YOUR KIDNEY HEALTH WITH ONLY HALF A CUP OF THIS DRINK
A half-cup (4 ounces) of pure lemon juice per day or 32 ounces of prepared lemonade provide about the same amount of citric acid as does pharmacological therapy.
Simply dilute 2 ounces lemon juice with 6 ounces water and drink twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening.
The deposited crystal stones will be flushed out any time during the treatment.
Keep in mind to always consult with your healthcare provider first about your specific health needs.