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Kidney Stone Symptoms For Women – What Are The Signs of a Kidney Stone?

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Kidney stone symptoms for women are similar to those for men. The usual first symptom is pain, when the kidney stone has moved from your kidneys to the ureter, the tube that runs from kidney to bladder.

About one in ten adults will suffer from kidney problems at some time in their lives, though (for reasons still unknown) men are at higher risk than women.

These stones form into crystals in your body, rather than dissolving. The formations become lumps that can be as small as grains of sand, easily passing out of your body.

But when they are larger, they cause pain while travelling from your kidneys to your bladder and out of your body.

You raise the risk of developing a kidney stone when you don’t drink enough water, or have too much sodium (table salt), sugar or protein in your diet, or stay in bed for several weeks, take high levels of certain vitamins, ave recurrent urinary tract infections or live in a hot climate.

There are also certain medications for other conditions that can cause kidney problems as a side effect. A family history of kidney disease will also put you at higher risk.

Here are the kidney stone symptoms in women:

  • Sudden, piercing pain in your lower back, side or abdomen
  • This pain will seem to come in waves, getting stronger, then weaker (doctors call this renal colic)
  • Some women describe it as a feeling of being stabbed with a hot knife
  • This pain may cause nausea or vomiting
  • There may be blood in your urine
  • You may feel desperate to pee, but then it hurts when you do, or you can’t
  • You may also have fever and chills (this is a sign of infection)
  • It isn’t unusual to also have a bladder infection when you have a kidney stone

There may be no early signs you have a kidney stone, if it stays in your kidney (this is sometimes called a “silent stone”).

But stones tend not to stay in your kidneys. Instead, they travel to the ureter (the tube that runs from kidney to bladder) and that’s when the pain starts.

Did you know that kidney stone symptoms in women can be early signs of kidney disease?

Most stones pass naturally out of your body in a couple of days but the bad news is that unless you make lifestyle and eating changes, it is likely to happen again.

This is because having a kidney stone is one of the early signs of kidney disease, and so are:

  • Being tired all the time
  • Muscle cramps
  • Losing your appetite
  • Your skin is itchy, and you seem to bruise more easily
  • Nausea and possibly also vomiting

The symptoms of kidney disease for women are very similar to those for either men or children, and it is possible to develop a kidney stone at any age.

There are home remedies that can help to naturally pass a stone fast if it is still small enough.

The best how-to guide to prevent kidney problems for women I have found gives you a way to help kidneys recover as well as improve overall health, get more energy – and even lose weight naturally.

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Source by JB Johnson

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