A kidney stone affects 1 out of every 10 people at some point in their lives. It does not means that they all need treatment.. Most kidney stones are asymptomatic unless they pass through your kidney and into your ureter, causing discomfort or pain. Kidney stones can be avoided if 5 basic practices are followed.
So, the 5 Habits are:
Drink a lot of water
Drinking plenty of fluids is recommended when it comes to preventing kidney stones. Fluids dilute and increase the volume of the stone-forming substances in urine, making them less prone to crystallize.
Increase citric acid intake
Citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, contain citric acid. Stone development and expansion are prevented by the juice from these fruits.
Limit foods high in oxalates
Oxalate has the ability to bind calcium and other minerals, resulting in the formation of stone. Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, contain oxalate.
Decrease salt intake
Salt has a high amount of sodium, which causes stone formation by increasing calcium excretion through urine.
Get enough Calcium
It’s a frequent misconception that lowering your calcium intake will lower your risk of developing calcium-containing stones. Calcium in the diet tends to bind with oxalate, preventing it from being absorbed. It isn’t necessary for the kidneys to pass it through the urine system.
Kidney Stones can be avoided by following these 5 simple habits. Please contact us if you have any questions about Kidney Stones. You can also contact us via our social media platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube.
Pune, Mar 24, 2021: Pune-based Urologist Dr. Suraj Lunavat has operated upon 60-year-old Male Patient and removing a 7cm Left kidney stone (Staghorn Type) along with multiple small secondary stones were extracted from the patient’s kidney, and out of these, one stone was a diameter of 7 cm.
When the patient was brought to the hospital, he had complaints of pain in his left flank for 2years. On getting an X-ray and an ultrasound done, it was detected that there was a giant staghorn-type stone in his left kidney.
When the patient was first seen by Dr. Suraj Lunavat (Urologist in Pune) in the OPD, he was taken aback by the gigantic size of the stone shown in the plain X-ray and got it repeated to reconfirm it.
He then decided to operate upon him on an immediate basis. He has conducted a long open abdominal operation (left flank approach) during which they removed 7 cm staghorn type stone.
According to Dr. Suraj Lunavat, “This is a Rare surgery in today’s LASER era’ that a stone of such large size has been removed from a patient’s kidney. Kidney stones generally occur due to solid concretions formed from dissolved urinary minerals.
Removal of this mammoth size of the stones required us to do more detailed planning and strategizing before the surgery as compared to other cases of kidney stones. His post-operative recovery was good and the patient is now happy and back to his normal life and he is now active to work within 1 week.
Dr. Suraj Lunavat is the Best Urologist in Pune and his Urology Clinic is one of the largest corporate clinics in Pune constantly achieving excellence in Urological treatments. We offer comprehensive treatment for urology and nephrological conditions. The organization specializes in providing services in the areas of Urology, Andrology, and Pediatric Urology.
The urethra’s main job in males and females is to pass urine outside the body. This thin tube also has an important role in ejaculation for men. When a scar from swelling, injury, or infection blocks or slows the flow of urine in this tube, it is called a urethral stricture. Some people feel pain with a urethral stricture.
The usual symptoms faced by such a patient are:
decreased force of micturition
narrowed/ thin urinary stream
straining to pass urine
sense of incomplete emptying
Common causes for stricture formation:
a history of previous catheterization or urethral procedure
past sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea
This condition can easily be diagnosed by a few simple tests such as uroflowmetry and retrograde urethrogram
Symptoms of Stricture Urethra:
Urethral Stricture can cause numerous symptoms, and the most obvious sign is a weakened urinary system, which can vary from mild to severe. Some signs and symptoms of a urinary stricture include:
Weak urinary stream
Straining to pass urine
Frequent urine infections
Spraying of the urine system
Taking a long time to pass urine
Sense of incomplete bladder emptying
Frequent desire to pass urine owing to incomplete emptying
Some of the patients with severe urinary strictures are not able to urinate completely (acute urinary retention) and require immediate medical attention. Urinary stricture can also cause prostatitis, a complicated urinary tract infection, in which the enlargement and inflammation of the prostate gland take place. Also, some patients develop secondary bladder stones because of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Without treatment, urinary strictures can cause kidney infections and bladder stones, and it can also cause bladder enlargement, which may become dysfunctional with time. The selection of treatment for urinary strictures depends upon the severity and length of the stricture. Dr. Suraj Lunavat is one of the best urologists who provide Urethral Stricture Surgery in Pune.
Urethral Stricture Surgery Treatment in Pune, at Dr. Lunavat Urology Clinic, involves the latest treatments, interventions, and tests to detect the disease. Therefore, Dr. Suraj Lunavat can provide effective ways to manage and prevent this problem.
The diagnosis involves:
Urine flow test or uroflowmetry
Retrograde urethrogram and micturating cystourethrogram
For a safe and effective urethral stricture surgery, consult the certified and experienced urologist in Pune Dr. Suraj Lunavat.
Causes of urethral stricture:
In males during the urination process, the urine is carried out by the urethra from the bladder via the penis and is excreted from the urethral meatus. In urethral strictures, the male urethra becomes narrower in shape. The urethral stricture occurs due to chronic inflammation or the formation of scar tissue.
Reasons for the formation of scar tissue are as follows:
An injury to the scrotum, the penis, or a straddle injury
An infection that occurs mainly due to sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia.
Use of instruments and catheters during surgery or examination of the bladder or urethra
The scar tissue narrowing the urethra causes difficulty in urinating. A weakened urinary system is the most obvious symptom of urethral strictures.
In severe stricture cases, patients are not able to urinate completely. This is an emergency medical condition known as urinary retention. Renal failure and hydronephrosis may also occur in long-standing cases. A urethral stricture causes inflammation and enlargement of the prostate
Therefore, internal urethrotomy is a safe and reliable process for the management of urethral strictures.
Dr. Suraj Lunavat, One of the best urologists in Pune, provides the best possible treatment for urethral strictures.