Consultant for “Al-Riyadh”: “Zeer” water does not cause stones
The consultant of internal medicine and kidneys, Dr. Ali Suwaid Al-Harbi, explained that the diet may be the cause of the formation of stones, if this diet is rich in animal protein, sodium or diabetes, noting that some intestinal infections may have a role in the processes of absorption of calcium and water, which raises the rate of Formation of stones, in addition to gastric bypass surgery, obesity, as well as taking certain medications such as diuretics and antacids that contain calcium.
Al-Harbi said that kidney stones do not necessarily cause symptoms, as the symptoms can remain hidden and appear only as the stones move inside the kidneys, indicating that the pain of stones – usually – begins suddenly, then goes and comes as successive waves, with the body’s attempts Getting rid of it, adding that its symptoms include severe pain and cramps in the back and flanks under the ribs of the rib cage, usually moving towards the lower abdomen and the thighs area, and a feeling of an urgent need to urinate, vomiting and nausea, fever and shivering in the event of inflammation.
And he indicated that there are options for treating kidney stones, ranging from following healthy lifestyles to taking medical treatments, and this depends on the size, location, and type of the stones formed, the severity of pain and symptoms, and the accompanying complications such as a blockage in the urinary tract or a defect in kidney function, advising The necessity of drinking more water, up to about 3 liters per day, and making it a daily habit, denying that the water of (zeer) or (shurba) (the few) – the earthenware vessel in which the water is placed – has a role in the infection of kidney stones.
And about the types of stones, he says: “Calcium stones are the most common, and they often consist of calcium oxalate, and calcium stones may sometimes consist of calcium phosphate, and uric stones from stones are more common in men, and struvite stones that often affect women, and cystine stones are rare.”
He concluded his statement by saying: “There are simple treatment options such as the use of shock waves that are performed in the outpatient clinics without any surgical procedure, and the patient returns home on the same day and resumes his daily activities within two to three days, and it takes 45-60 minutes. Light anaesthesia is an effective way to break up small and medium-sized kidney stones.