Stone high incidence season teaches you five ways to prevent
The 71-year-old Aunt Shao suddenly fainted and lost consciousness. The family quickly dialed 120 and sent the old man to the hospital. The visiting doctor at the Emergency Center of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital recalled yesterday that the old man was delirious, sweating profusely, and the inflammatory index was abnormally elevated. This is shock caused by severe infection. If the cause cannot be identified and treated in time, it will be life-threatening.
The emergency medicine doctor conducted a comprehensive examination of Aunt Shao, and the abdominal CT results showed that there was a 4 mm calculus in the middle of her left ureter. Although the stone is small, the obstruction of the stone can cause hydrops in the left kidney and left ureter. In addition, the elderly also have urinary tract infection. With the extension of the obstruction time, bacterial toxins in the urine continue to enter the blood through the kidneys, resulting in systemic infection symptoms.
“Old age, diabetes, and previous history of urinary system surgery are all risk factors for stone infection. For high-risk groups, special attention should be paid to regular physical examinations, early detection and early treatment.” Yu Weiwen, director of the urology department of the hospital’s stone department, said that summer is the time for urinary tract infections During the high-incidence season of stones, people sweat more and urinate less in hot weather, and the minerals and hydrochloric acid in the urine will accumulate in the kidneys. When saturation is reached, the deposits can form kidney crystals, which further develop into kidney stones. Once the stone is blocked, it will lead to renal colic, hydronephrosis, and if the stone is blocked and infected, it may lead to urosepsis.
To this end, Yu Weiwen shares 5 ways to help prevent kidney stones. Drink more water. For people with a history of kidney stones, it is recommended that the daily water intake should be kept between 1.9 and 2.8 liters, and the daily urine output should be around 2.5 liters. Eat less food rich in oxalic acid, such as okra, spinach, nuts, strong tea, coffee, chocolate, etc. Choose a diet low in salt and animal protein, control your salt intake, and choose non-animal protein sources of protein, such as beans. Prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections and obstructive diseases. Obstruction will aggravate infection, while urease-producing bacteria in infectious urine will decompose urea to produce ammonium to form alkaline urine, which will further interact with pus and necrotic tissue to form infectious stones . Finally, to control weight, increase the intake of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dietary fiber.
Source: Zhejiang Elderly News Author: reporter Xu Xiaoxiang, correspondent Lin Yangqing Editor: Zheng Haiyun