Sunday, 7 July 2013

Kidney Stones Home Remedies

A very common health problem in the human body is the formation of kidney stones. It is formed due to uric acid, phosphorous, calcium and oxalic acid and all of them are found in the urine.Other common causes of kidney stones could be excessive consumption of vitamin D,  imbalance of minerals, dehydration of body, gout, and improper diet in daily life. It may cause severe pain, regardless of the size of the kidney stones. General symptoms of kidney stones are frequent urination sometimes painful, nausea, vomiting, and excessive sweating, also tendency to urinate frequently.

In most cases, kidney stones can be treated successfully in your home condition with natural home remedies. These natural home remedies are safe and effective and works most of time without giving you any side effects.

Home Remedies of Kidney Stones

Kidney beans

In any kidney problems, including kidney and bladder Kidney beans are very effective in the treatment of any kind. Simply remove the beans from inside the pods and then boil them in hot water. After the beans are soft and tender strain the liquid and then allow to cool down.Drink it several times throughout the day as it will give you relief from the Kidney stone pain. Do not keep it for more than 24 hours as it will lose it value through time. You can also try Kidney beans in the form of  soup or salad.

Water melon

Carbonates, calcium and magnesium phosphates, potassium are heavily available in the water melon. All this ingredients helps in kidney stones treatment and maintaining a healthy kidney. It also helps maintaining a required level of acid in the urine. Along with the chemicals watermelon also posses a good amount of water which in turn helps flushing out the stones fro kidney. All in all with kidney stones or not water melon helps you to have a good health.

Less vitamin "C"

More than 3,000 milligrams per day of vitamin C tend to form kidney stones.So vitamin C is a potential problem. This is because the body converts vitamin C to vitamin oxalate. If you had a kidney stone, then your safest bet is not high-dose vitamin C through suppliments. Vitamin C is essential - Recommended Dietary Allowance of 90 mg a day for men and  75 milligrams a day for women, So do not try to go without it. You best option is through your daily diet.

Less certain Fish and Meat

Uric acid stones are usually attracts those people who eat foods high in animal protein. Uric acid and calcium from meat accelerate formation of kidney stones. So try to moderate your intake of meat.

You also need to be aware of foods high in purine. Some of these foods are anchovies, fish roe, herring, mackerel, mussels, sardines, and shrimp. Also other foods high in purine are beer, brain, heart, kidneys, liver, sweetbreads, and wine.

Regular exercise allows the calcium in the bloodstream to move out into bones. The result is stronger bones and less risk of stone formation. You have one more reason to lace up those walking shoes if necessary, think of the pain of a kidney stone.It can be a great motivator to start.


You are suffering from kidney stones, you should drink plenty of water. Along with other types of fluid you drink, plain water consumed should be eight to ten glasses. The color of your urine gives a good sign that it is all good. It is recommended to drink mineral water as this water is free from sediments. Thus it will help to reduce the concentrations of uric acid and calcium in the urine.It will also stop the kidney stones to grow if you already have one.

Lemon juice

Lemon contains citric acid which breaks calcium-based kidney stones.It also stops the growth of the stones. Two or three times a day, drink a glass of water with lemon juice (few drops). When you drink lemonade, the volume of urination will also increase which is really good for the kidneys.

Whole wheat bread

Whole grain bread items can help a lot lowering the risk of kidney stones. Whole grain breads, includes a  rich source of nutrients, fiber and protein and magnesium. Kidney stones in the crystal structure in the kidney can be prevented from growing by mineral magnesium. So if you are suffering from kidney stone, taking daily piece of whole wheat bread (two or three pieces) will prevent your stones to grow. Along with bread one must also eat whole grain cereals, pasta and so on to increase the intake of fiber and other nutrients.

There are plenty more out there which helps in kidney stones like Nettle leaf, Barn Flakes, Basil, Celery,Pomegranate and also habit like not eating too much will also help.

Hope this helps

Friday, 5 July 2013

Nerve Pain Home Remedies

Living with nerve pain may be a long term situation. The treatment of neuropathic pain may take months or years and sometimes it gets better itself. Other types of nerve pain can be the same for years or get worst slowly with time. Some of the nerve pain can not be reversed.Your doctor is your best available therapies and treatments that can help with neuropathic pain. But you can also help yourself by taking care of your own.

The cause/reason of the nerve pain?

Neuropathic pain comes from nerve damage. In general it could be from medications side effects, diabetes status, drugs or side effects from chemotherapy or could be caused by injury.Damaged nerve is a reason for sending the pain signals where there are no other cause for it. It could lead you to for more serious problems, such as infection of the foot.Nerve pain causes are still a medical mystery. Researchers have identified a variety of nerves that can misfire, and this has led to finding treatments that can help many people.

However, surveys found that  most of the patients still have pain despite the best efforts by the professionals. If you're one of them, then you want to find relief beyond the conventional medication. Alternative approaches to try to improve their pain have shown a good results to help people reducing the pain.

Strategies for easing nerve pain

In addition to relieving pain, a self-care system and home treatment can prevent you from more serious problems to protect overall health. This may trigger the body's natural painkillers to boost health resistance and make you feel good.

Keep in control of your diabetes
 Do you have diabetes,if yes then try to keep blood sugar level under control. Normal blood sugar levels for diabetic nerve pain is the best possible treatment.

Walk the pain off
 Exercise releases endorphins, the natural painkillers in your body. Exercise also promotes good flow of blood to the nerves in the legs and feet. Health researchers believes that regular exercise will nourish  back legs, blood vessels, nerves and will create a long-lasting expansion of nerves. Gradually increase the speed and distance of your walking but start with a short distance daily walk.

Take Care of Your Feet
 Nerve pain in the feet affecting you then it is time to focus on the good foot care. Most of the times it means  injuries and infections. Wear comfortable shoes, check your feet daily, and reduce risk by seeing the podiatrist. No wounds or injuries to your feet are minor so consult with your doctor for advice.

Soak away the pain
A warm bath can be least expensive  home treatment for nerve pain. Warm water temporarily increases blood flow to the legs can also help ease the pressure. By measuring the water temperature with your hand before stepping in to avoid burns.

Happy hours avoidance
Heavy use of alcohol can affect the nerves by releasing toxins. There you can and still be able to avoid the nerve pain by reducing intake of Alcoholic beverages. Some experts advise four drinks or less per week is good enough.

Sleep it off
 Sleep disruption is more difficult to cope with when you are in pain. It will certainly make situation worse at night. Good sleep habits can help break the cycle. Eight hours of sleep , limited caffeine intake and reserved the bedroom for sleep and sex.

Burn it
Capsaicin cream. It is made from hot chili peppers which creates an uncomfortable burning sensation when applied to the sources. Some individuals already suffering from a painful condition, if they add it to the existing pain, it will help them. Those who stick with it for a week, often nerve pain showed improvement (and less burning).

Rub it
Some studies shown that botanical oils such as geranium oil can reduce the pain of postherpetic neuralgia. Other oils such as lavender oil, also can help take the mind off the pain nerves and help people relax.

Such technique like guided imagery, meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis are well known for pain relief.It can help with nerve pain and allow people live better. It can be challenging to find the right professional. Do your homework and get advice of your doctor for a referral (from someone you trust) to locate the right professional.

Hope this Helps

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sunlight Usefulness in Asthma Treatment

Vitamin D in the sun light proved to be effective in preventing disease like asthma. It can play a vital role for people suffering with asthma. King's College London researchers after their latest findings said that the sun creates the vitamin - D in our body that helps in preventing asthma.This specific 'Allergy and Chemical immunology' report has been published in the Journal of the BBC.However, based on the results obtained from the study of asthma , the clinical trial on patients for treating with vitamin - D on experimental basis is  yet to start.

Asthma patients suffer due to the block in their breathing pipe.There are plenty of traditional medicine available for the treatment of many patients, but it does not work all the time.Members of the research team, said that in whose body vitamin D presence found more, they can easily keep asthma under control.

The study of the human body revealed that the chemical elements IL-17A  is important for human life. It helps the body to prevent infection but also at the same time exacerbate asthma. It gradually reduces responsiveness of chemical like steroids.Vitamin D significantly cut the production of IL-17A in cells and eventually help preventing asthma. With time we getting to know more about Vitamin D and  there are some growing evidence that D deficiency could be reason for some cancers.

As it is still a test process so trying to get some vitamin D straight from Sun can turn out to be dangerous. Some skin are very sensitive with Sun light and people do get sun burn easily. Even if you try it or it is normal course of your daily work life to be in the sun more, it is always better to use some sun cream.