Lemon And Kidney Stones
Kidney stones usually refer to those stones generated in the kidney, renal pelvis and ureter and renal pelvis. Some fruits such as lemons have great medical effects on these stones and frequent consumption will prevent the formation of them as well. Most of those stones are located within the renal pelvis and calyx. From the x-ray film, you can see some high density and uniform shadows existing in the renal region which has a variety of round, oval or a blunt triangle objects in the infected area.
Lemons are considered as a nutritional fruits by people for thousands of years and their medicinal values are also believed to be great for treatment some diseases. Lemons are rich in citric acid which can help digestion, promote hematopoiesis and improve the body’s resistance to accelerate the process of recovery from injuries. Moreover, Lemon skin contains vitamin p which can prevent the formation of hardening process in the arteries of the human body. Lemons also contain a variety of other nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C and niacin.
Due to the fact that the vitamin content is very rich in lemons, drinking water which have fresh lemons soaked can bring great benefits to the skin. It has the functionality of prevention and elimination of pigmentation of the skin. Drinking lemon water can also fight cardiovascular disease since lemon water can prevent the formation of blood clotting. They also have the functionality of prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiac infarction. Lemon water contains a large amount of citric acid salt which can inhibit calcium salt crystallization, and thus prevent the formation of kidney stones. It can also relieve the symptoms of chronic kidney stones in some patients and decrease the size of those stones. Latest researches showed that drinking lemon juice beverages may increase the level of citrate in the urine. This chemicals can prevent minerals contained in urine forming crystals in the kidney which is the build block of kidney stones.
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