This is a warning primarily to my male friends in particular...!!!
After several bouts with KIDNEY STONES some years ago I decided that something drastic had to be done to prevent a recurrence of this dread and excruciatingly painful problem...!!!
So I set about to find out all I could about KIDNEY STONES...!!!
Of course, of the two main types of stones that can be formed, I would have the one that cannot be broken up with lithotripsy...SO...
I set about altering my diet to include lots of CRANBERRY JUICE, and plenty of other body-friendly fluids, including water, to prevent dehydration, the primary 'seed ground' to propagate the formation of these evil little stones...!!!
I'm not an expert on KIDNEY STONES, but I have compassion on anyone who goes through the painful process of trying to eliminate them from their kidneys...I'm told the pain is much like labor pains, but unlike labor pains the discomfort is constant...not letting up until the stone passes or lodges itself in a non painful location...OR MORPHINE IS ADMINISTERED...
In any event, this is the season to be on the alert and on the defensive to try to nip the problem in the bud...Roughly April through July...!!!
My advice......stay VERY HYDRATED...DRINK plenty of fluids, especially CRANBERRY JUICE and LEMONADE...cut back on caffeinated drinks and beer...Do your own research, consult your own doctor...AND KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED...!!!
Have a healthy and STONE FREE summer...!!!