The funny thing about kidney stones is that a lot of people think that this painful condition only happens to other people. It’s very easy for people to have a disbelieving mindset when their co-worker or a family member develops kidney stones. It’s as if they think at the back of their head, that no way is this ever going to happen to them. Well, think twice.

You see, kidney stones attempt to flare up when people eat heavy saturated fat, a greasy diet or a salty diet; any combination of those would lead to a kidney stone sooner rather than later. The interesting thing about this health condition is that at some level or another, all of us already have kidney stones. I know that sounds crazy and is hard to believe, but it’s true. The big difference is that the kidney stones that most people have, is very small.

Their diet, lifestyle and everything else that they do, work in such a way that those stones don’t get bigger. On the other hand, people who suffer from painful kidney stones live lifestyles and enjoy diets that make it so much easier for those initial small stones to get bigger. How? They eat all sorts of compounds like oxalates and calcium that bind together and build those kidney stones.

It’s very important to make sure that you adopt a lifestyle that would enable you to avoid kidney stones in the first place. However, if you are in the unfortunate situation where kidney stone pain is making your life a living hell, listen up. There’s a lot you can do about it; in fact, there is a way you can deal with kidney stones without surgery.

A lot of people think that they only have to use a shock wave treatment to take care of their kidney stones. Well, if you’ve seen those videos on YouTube of shock wave treatment, it’s easy to get excited and become optimistic and think that it’s just a simple solution because you’re using sound waves to destroy kidney stones. How complicated and how painful could it be?

Well, it turns out that the answer is yes. It can be quite painful because those sound waves that destroy the kidney stones are still putting a lot of stress on your muscles. It’s like being hit or slapped in the kidney; but the bottom line here is simple: as much as you can, avoid surgery. Thankfully, there is a way you can deal with kidney stones without surgery. How?

Watch what you eat. That’s right. Eating a lot of citrus or acidic food, can put enough compounds in your bloodstream where the outer layers of your kidney stones start to peel away.

You have to understand, that the reason why you have kidney stones in the first place, is due to the chemical bonds or chemical attraction in the compounds found in your blood. If enough of these compounds concentrate in your blood, these chemical bonds connect with each other and a small crystal is formed; this is a small kidney stone. Most people have crystals in their kidneys, however, if your lifestyle involves eating a lot of saturated fat or other kidney stone building compounds, these small crystals start to bind with each other more and more frequently and these stones start growing in size.

To make matters worse, they are not rounded; they’re not smooth at all. They have jagged edges, so if they ever get knocked loose, you can bet, that it’s going to feel like hell because they’re going to be scratching the interior tubes and portions of your kidney or as they make their way to your bladder; along the way, they can cut up and scratch your inner tube so when you urinate it becomes extremely painful. So, how do you deal with this condition without surgery?

Simply watch what you eat and drink a lot of water. Also take some low-grade, non-addictive pain killers. If you’re able to do this for an extended period of time, you can say goodbye to your kidney stones without having to spend a dime on surgery. Believe me, you will thank yourself for it because surgery is no joke and not only do you have to worry about going into surgery, you also have to worry about stuff that happens after your procedure.