When you have a kidney stone you just want to make it go away. They are painful and they can cause you a lot of trouble. There is a solution to the problem, but it is not done immediately until you have tried the other “home remedy” treatments. Kidney stones in women and men are not uncommon especially when they reach their 50s.
A treatment commonly used in the treatment of kidney stones in women and men is known as ESWL or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. This procedure is not immediately performed upon a diagnosis of a kidney stone, but after other forms of treatment has been exhausted. After diagnosis if the kidney stone has not passed on its own, causes other complications, such as a urinary tract infection, causes pain or bleeding, interferes with urine output or has increased in size this procedure is a consideration for treatment.
An Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy works well in curing the problem. In an ESWL the doctor will create shock waves on your body. These shock waves make their way into the skin and to the kidney stone. This shock wave treatment breaks these stones up until they are small enough for the patient to pass.
This procedure is so much easier than treatment for a kidney stone “back in the day”. This procedure is routinely done on an outpatient basis. The doctor locates the kidney stone first by performing either an ultrasound prior or by an x-ray. Even though this is a quite simple procedure, anesthesia is used.
Like most medical procedures there can be some complications, but you will probably want to risk it if you are in pain and suffering. However please remember most kidney stones in women and men can be passed through using home remedies and these types of treatment aren’t necessary. If you’re looking for a good home remedy, you can check out my other posts.