Understanding Kidney Health- Dr. Chintaman Chaudhari: Urologist in NashikShree Laxminarayan Hospital
What are Kidney Stones?
Our Urine contains several dissolved minerals and salts. When our urine has high levels of these minerals and salts, stones are formed. At first, Kidney stones can start small but later they can grow larger, even filling the inner hollow structures of the kidney. Some stones stay in the kidney but they do not cause any problems. Sometimes, these stones can also travel down the ureter, the tube between the kidney and the bladder. If kidney stone reaches the bladder, it passes out of the body through urine. If the stone gets stuck in the ureter, it blocks the urine flow from that kidney which causes pain. Kidney stones are much prevalent in men than in women.
What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
If your kidney stone is small, which can move easily through your urinary tract, you may not see any symptoms, and you may not even know that you had a kidney stone. But incase your kidney stone is larger, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Pain while urinating
- Blood in your urine
- Sharp pain in your back or lower abdomen
- Nausea and vomiting
If you notice any of these symptoms, contact a Urologist. A urologist is a doctor who specializes in problems related to the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Dr. Chintaman Chaudhari is a Urologist in Nashik at Shree Laxminarayan Hospital, he has an experience of 20 years in the field of Urology and Andrology. He is also a well known Kidney Stone Specialist in Nashik, he has made an exceptional name as a urologist in the city.
Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy-
- Stay fit and active
- Control your blood sugar level
- Monitor blood pressure
- Monitor your weight and eat a healthy diet
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
- Avoid Smoking
- Do regular kidney tests