Kidney stones are caused by a high concentration of calcium salt in the urine, and due to an excessively salty diet or insufficient secretion of fluid through the skin. Painkillers can also cause kidney stones if taken for a long time.

Many people do not even know they have kidney stones. If a kidney stone gets into the urethra, painful cramps occur. Nausea, excessive sweating and a feeling of fear are side effects of cramps caused by an attack of kidney stones. The pain stops only when the stone comes into the bladder. Larger stones that cannot get out through the urethra need to be broken down or surgically removed.

Usually, the first symptom of kidney stones is extremely severe pain. The pain usually begins abruptly when the stone begins to move in the urinary tract, causing irritation or blockage. Usually a person feels sharp, cramping pain in the back and hips in the area of the kidneys or lower abdomen. Sometimes this pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Later, the pain may spread to the groin. If the calculus is too large to pass easily, the pain continues as the muscles in the narrow urethra try to push the calculus down into the bladder. As the calculus grows or moves, blood may appear in the urine. As limescale descends down the urethra closer to the bladder, a person may feel a more frequent need to urinate or feel a burning sensation when urinating. If these symptoms are accompanied by fever or chills, an infection may be present, in which case a doctor should be consulted immediately.


- Rest, and put a hot water bottle or a warm compress with the addition of trine over the kidney area
- Massage with marigold ointment
- Eat fruits like melons and grapefruits, especially watermelons and all kinds of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, tangerines, clementines)
- Drink teas that will prevent cramps: yarrow, valerian, fennel, rosehip
- Use essential oils of lavender, cumin and peppermint
- Drink at least two liters of fluid a day, especially mineral water without carbonic acids, juices, teas (currants, carrots, raspberries, birch, celery ...), especially between 5 and 7 pm because then the kidneys are most active and the fluid promotes excretion. toxins from the body
- Drink nettle and rosehip teas as they promote the excretion of uric acid
- Avoid excessive salt; salting with vegetable salt
- Avoid foods that contain purines (found in the offal)
- Eat as less spinach, tomatoes and dairy products as possible, and as much celery and parsley as possible
- Perform urine tests every six months
- If the kidney stone has been removed surgically, it is necessary to adhere to an appropriate diet
- Drink half a glass of turnip juice three times a day; madder root powder causes the kidney stone to break down on its own


If the attack causes severe, unbearable pain, call a doctor immediately. Until the doctor comes to put hot compresses in the kidney area and drink as much fluid as possible so that the kidney stone tries to get out into the bladder.