They are considered stones the kidneys It is very common, but there are some myths that must be exposed and avoided, and tips for home treatment are usually spread, but these tips are often unsafe and not scientifically proven, and may sometimes lead to counterproductive results.
There are 7 widely circulated myths that include treatments and causes of kidney stones, according to the Only My Health medical website.
Myth #1: Milk consumption
Judging from the fact that milk is rich in calcium, and the belief that eating milk and its derivatives cause kidney stones is actually a myth, there is no research that proves that dairy products can increase the risk of kidney stones.
On the other hand, studies have shown the opposite, as consumption of dairy products can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
Myth 2: Reduce your calcium intake
The second myth is somewhat related to the first, and it says that reducing calcium intake in general will reduce the formation of calcium-containing stones.
However, this is actually counterproductive and can cause serious health problems. We must understand that the human body has a natural reservoir of calcium in the form of bones.
So your bones are the storehouse of calcium, and if you don’t get the recommended amount of calcium in your daily diet, your body will absorb calcium from your bones, maintain blood calcium levels and reduce your bone density.
It has been found that reducing calcium in your diet does not reduce the risk of calcium stone formation but rather increases the risk of weak bones.
Also, it is recommended that a person consumes the daily recommended dietary amount of calcium, which is about 1 to 1.2 grams per day.
Vitamin C (iStock)
Myth #3: Vitamin supplements
And it doesn’t stop when you drink milk or calcium. We’ve always heard that vitamin supplements are harmless for people with kidney problems, but studies have proven otherwise.
We cannot say that all vitamins are safe, especially if a person has had kidney stones in the past or is currently suffering from kidney stones.
These people are more likely to have a high risk of developing a stone again if they take vitamin C or calcium supplements in tablet form and sometimes high doses of vitamin D.
Myth 5: There is a way to dissolve kidney stones
In addition, there is a myth that there are ways to dissolve stones, but in fact this is not true at all, kidney stones are like stones that cannot be dissolved by taking any medicine or any home remedy. There is no proven drug yet in any research that can be consumed to dissolve them.
Kidney (figurative – istock)
Myth 6: All kidney stones need treatment
It is also a common myth, to say that all kidney stones need treatment, but in fact, the treatment of kidney stones depends on their size and location and also on the symptoms.
Most kidney stones are very small and do not usually require any treatment, as no medical or surgical treatment is recommended for small kidney stones.
As for surgical or medical treatment, it is only required for kidney stones stuck in the tubes that cause symptoms or large kidney stones.
Myth 7: Kidney stones can only cause pain
The last myth is that the only negative effect of kidney stones is pain. But in reality, many kidney stones can cause a variety of symptoms and can lead to serious health problems.
Also, if it causes blockage of the urine tube, it can lead to swelling of the kidneys and accumulation of urine, which leads to increased pressure inside the kidneys, causing damage and failure to perform its function, which gradually decreases.