Symptoms of urolithiasis in women are 3 times less common than in men. This disease is characterized by severe pain, in comparison with which, according to the representatives of the weaker sex, the birth of a child is "a walk in the open air on a day off".
The question of whether an improper diet and lifestyle is the cause of urolithiasis remains controversial. But some scientists have conducted studies in which they showed that a change in lifestyle and some eating habits can prevent the occurrence of kidney stones, as well as help those already ill.
Calcium stones( the most common type of stones) are caused by excessive concentration of calcium in the urine. The increase in its content can be caused by excessive consumption of milk or drugs to increase the acidity of the stomach. Urolithiasis also arises from excessive intake of vitamin D, which is found in large quantities in the meat of some fish, primarily eel, herring, cod and salmon.
The formation of stones is also facilitated by the inappropriate activity of parathyroid glands, thyroid and adrenal glands, as well as genetics. Nevertheless, one of the main reasons for the formation of the disease remains an incorrect diet, which contributes to the increase in the concentration of oxalic acid in the urine and the formation of calcium oxalate stones.
The most important in the treatment and prevention of problems is the right diet for urolithiasis in women.
- 1 General recommendations - what can and can not be?
- 2 Diets, depending on the main types of stones in urolithiasis in women
- 2.1 Phosphate stones
- 2.2 Oxalatite stones
- 2.3 Uranium stones
General recommendations - what can and can not be?
Often, despite proper nutrition, urolithiasis makes itself felt. Then you should immediately consult a doctor who will determine the type of illness and prescribe appropriate medication and a diet.
The only thing that unites all the diets recommended for this disease is increase in the amount of consumed liquid ( find out signs of insufficient water intake).It is recommended that this amount is at least 2.5 liters, or even 5 liters per day. Drinking is also necessary at night, without causing interruptions in fluid intake.
Very effective in fighting stones are infusions of medicinal herbs .Due to diuretic and disinfecting properties, it is necessary to drink infusions: rhizome roots, lover's root, parsley root, aspen leaves, root and leaves of nettle, birch, bearberry, horsetail and goldenrod. They inhibit the crystallization of urine.
is also required to limit consumption of edible salt. Thanks to this, you can avoid the additional burden on the kidneys.
Another general recommendation, regardless of the type of urolithiasis, is rejection of alcoholic beverages .Contrary to popular belief, drinking beer is also not recommended. Although it has a diuretic effect, but, like any alcohol in excess, negatively affects the kidneys.
The further list of recommended and prohibited products depends on the chemical composition of the stones. Therefore, to more accurately determine what is possible, and what can not be included during a diet with urolithiasis in women, it is necessary to contact a specialist. The doctor conducts appropriate studies, in particular, fixes the composition of urine sediment, and on the basis of recommendations for nutrition.
Diets, depending on the main types of stones in urolithiasis in women
Recommended use: lean meat, rich in carbohydrates cereals, pasta, fruits and vegetables. If such products form the basis of every meal, the pH of the urine becomes more acidic( this prevents the accumulation of a sediment containing phosphates).It is equally important that the diet includes products containing a lot of vitamin C( for example, currants, cranberries, strawberries, gooseberries, citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes).You also need to drink juice daily from fresh fruits or vegetables and floral infusions of a marijuana, cranberry or horsetail.
Do not( should be avoided): of dairy products and legumes, since after their consumption the urine pH becomes alkaline. It should also reduce the amount of meat, bread and canned products consumed with a long shelf life.
The use of is recommended: products that help to balance the calcium and oxalic acid content, as reducing the amount of calcium in the diet increases the absorption of oxalate from the gastrointestinal tract. It is necessary to give a lot of liquids, fruit juices, citrus fruits, cereals from whole grains, cucumbers, onions, corn, oil.
Undesirable( recommended restriction) : milk and dairy products, potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, tomatoes, legumes, green leafy vegetables, cruciferous, lettuce, plums, gooseberries, nuts, meat and meat products, fish, eggs.
Do not( should be avoided) : sorrel, parsley, celery, eggplant, leek, zucchini, blackberries, red currants, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, nuts, milk and bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, strong tea, coffee, sauces, spicy spices.
We recommend the use of : vegetarian products cooked on steam or boiled in water. In large quantities, it is necessary to include in the diet vegetables, fruits( especially citrus fruits), fruit juices, berries, herbs. So milk products( milk, cottage cheese low-fat) are allowed, honey, sugar.
Do not( should be avoided) : meat - lamb and pork;byproducts - brains, liver;fish - sardines, sprats, herring and caviar;drinks - strong tea and coffee;natural chocolate, cocoa;beans - beans, peas;mushrooms;nuts. It is necessary to exclude fried, stewed and baked food from the diet.