|Submit Date:||29 Mar 2009|
|Browse Category:||kdiney stones|
|Treatment used:||olive oil and lemon juice|
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|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|More Links about this Remedy:||http://www."Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, March 28, 2009|
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"Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, March 28, 2009
Dear Dr. Gott:
I am a 46-year-old male who recently found out I have kidney stones.
While researching the problem on the Internet, I found a site where others with this problem could share advice and tips about ways to relieve the discomfort
and get the stones to pass quickly.
Of all the remedies, there was one that was repeated time and again all over the site. It recommended drinking 2 ounces of virgin olive oil with 2 ounces of
freshly squeezed lemon juice, wait five minutes and follow with 8 ounces of water.
It said to drink this twice a day and to keep drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
I would like to know if there is any research to support the use of either olive oil or lemon juice to help pass kidney stones.
Kidney stones are ordinarily the result of a buildup of uric-acid crystals (which are also the cause of gout when they migrate to the joints). As the crystals
accumulate, they stick together to create something that looks very much like a stone.
There are several reasons why people create stones. The most common is failure to drink adequate amounts of fluid throughout the day. Others may have
abnormalities of their kidneys or even a genetic predisposition.
The best way to prevent stones is to be sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water. I typically recommend people drink only when thirsty, but for those
with kidney stones or risk factors for developing stones, it is important to drink eight to 10
glasses of water a day.
As for treatment, most stones will pass on their own. Small or moderate-sized stones may cause discomfort and pain. Large stones may need to be broken using
lithotripsy or medication before being passed. This is to ensure they don't block the flow of urine and cause serious damage.
There are many home remedies for this common but painful condition. I must admit that I have heard of the oil and lemon juice remedy but only from one person,
and I thought it was so bizarre that he was the only one who thought it worked. I, therefore, never thought to mention it before now.
The gentleman in question was frequently plagued by kidney stones, often having several a year. He swore to me that since starting the "treatment," stones
passed much more quickly and were accompanied by less pain and discomfort.
He also told me that drinking a glass of fresh lemonade daily helped to prevent the stones. At the time of my retirement, he had had only one or two stones in
the last three years, which, of course, were treated with olive oil and lemon juice.
I cannot imagine the taste is pleasant but I don't see any harm in at least giving it a try. Readers, let me know your results.
To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Kidney Disorders." Other readers who would like a copy should send a
self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure mention the title.
Write to Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, N.Y. 10016