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    A new treatment proposed to prevent kidney stones

    Jeffrey Rimer, associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Houston, has published in the online edition of reputed science journal Nature which is known for publishing original and groundbreaking research that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones.

    They have found evidence that the chemical compound hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an effective inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal growth and under certain conditions, it can even dissolve the calcium oxalate crystals.

    About 12% of the men and 7% of the women are affected with kidney stones which are actually small sized, hard mineral deposits that take shape inside the kidneys.

    So far the doctors used to recommend drinking plenty of water, avoid oxalate containing foods like okra, spinach and almonds etc. and taking citrate (CA) in the form of potassium citrate.
  • #575065
    Wow great to know from the author that kidney stones are now diluted through novel method and easy one by process of chemical compound hydroxycitric acid and thus the stones can be marginalized. This would be the good news for many number of people who are silently suffering from the pains of kidney stones. By the way it is said that most of the patients are getting this problem due to over consuming of tomato. Is that the fact. The author may throw light on this aspect so that we can reduce the in take of tomato which has become part and parcel of our daily inclusion in meals.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday

  • #575091
    As per available information in various resources , it is a myth that tomatoes cause kidney stones. The same is the case with guava, milk and brinjals which are often associated with the kidney stones. Perhaps the visible tiny seeds of such vegetables/fruits lead the people to believe so.
    However, intake of foods containing high oxalates like tea, coffee, spinach, nuts and aerated drinks or the foods containing high salt like pickles, marinated seafood and the table salt itself should be regulated to prevent kidney stones.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #575117
    Thanks Kailash Sir for giving important information about the disease Kidney stone.

    Hyderabad is India's leading city with kidney stone disease. People staying in Hyderabad may or may not have idea about this, I don't know. However, as per Nephroplus (India's largest network of dialysis centers in more than 30 in 15 states) more patients India are from Hyderbad. This is due to the presence of excess calcium oxalate in drinking water. It is advisable to take aqua guard / mineral water with properly diluted.

    FOUR Main ingredients which a dialysis patient must be careful while eating.
    1. Potassium (Low potassium eatables like cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, carrot, beans, apple, pineapple, watermelon, rice, dal, etc.). Avoid banana, mango, coconut, chikoo, dry fruits, chocolates, palak or spinach etc.
    2. Sodium: Take low sodium eatables like herbs, spices, poha, paneer, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits etc.
    3. Phosphorus and 4. Fluids

    Regards,
    Naresh Kumar
    'Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows correct time twice a day.'

  • #575120
    It is indeed a great news for people having kidney stones. As the treatment is by using a fruit extract, the expense of the treatment may also be less. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding foods with high sodium content or animal protein, taking foods with high calcium content are some of the measures to prevent formation of kidney stones. In addition, foods like chocolate, spinach, tea etc,. should be taken in less amounts or completely avoided if possible as they contain oxalates which are the major component of kidney stones. But, it should be noted that even after the treatment using a fruit extract or so, preventive measures must be taken to avoid the problem in future.

  • #575147
    We are all very much happy to see reports from other country specialists by ignoring our own preventive systems. As told by many our own traditional system has many preventive measures through food styles. As for as the kidney stones removal we have been told to use the banana stem juice regularly as it is a good measure to remove the kidney stones and prevent further accumulation. We are not respecting our own methods but once unknown doctor told in unknown language is highly honoured with much money poured.


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