SAFAKNA TURKEY – Urologist Assoc. Dr. Shevket Tolga Tombul said that kidney stone patients should drink at least 3 liters of water a day, and overweight kidney stone patients should lose weight. Assoc. Dr. Tombul recommended that people with kidney stones in the family see a urologist for follow-up, even if they don’t have any complaints.
Claiming that urolithiasis is a rare disease, urology specialist at Acibadem Kayseri Hospital Assoc. Dr. Sevket Tolga Tombul; “While kidney and urinary stones occur with a frequency of 1% to 20% in the world geography, in our country they occur with a frequency of 11 to 15%. Although kidney stones seem so rare, they can be seen in patients of all ages, so they vary in terms of patient diversity. Kidney stones are common from a 3 month old baby to an 80 year old person.
Mentioning that kidney stones are often discovered incidentally, Assoc. Dr. “Kidney stones can be accompanied by patient complaints such as blockage of the urinary tract of the urinary system, pain in the side due to swelling in the kidneys, vomiting, nausea, burning and bleeding in the urine, and sometimes the inability to completely urinate due to blockage of the urinary tract. urethra, that is, in the last part of the urinary canal, ”says Tombul. Assoc. Dr. Tombul said:
“It could repeat itself at a rate of 50 percent within the first 5 years. For this reason, it is also important to check patients treated for their first stone attack at regular intervals. Kidney stones can present with symptoms such as unilateral and sudden onset, side pain, side pain, groin pain, burning when urinating, difficulty urinating, and frequent urination. Bleeding in the urine can be detected in our analysis. After determining the location of the stones using ultrasound and computed tomography, which are imaging systems, we begin the appropriate treatments.”
Assoc. Dr. Stating that surgery is the main treatment, Tombul said, “Our main treatment for kidney stones is surgery. However, appropriate location and size prior to surgery; Externally applied shock wave destruction (ESWL) can also be applied to kidney stones and to the portion of the canal called the ureter close to the kidney. Endoscopic (closed) operations using high-tech energy devices (holmium laser) are used in cases where it is impossible to perform a fracture. The kidney can be entered from the urinary tract or the kidney from behind with endoscopic equipment, and the stones can be broken up and removed from the body.
Emphasizing that patients should pay attention to their own standards of living after surgery for urolithiasis, Assoc. Dr. chubby overweight patients for weight loss; recommended that they follow a salt-free diet and, most importantly, increase their daily fluid intake. Assoc. Dr. Regarding daily fluid requirements, Tombul said: “When we talk about increasing fluid intake, we are talking about normal water intake. In other words, only good water intake can reduce the possibility of recurrence of urolithiasis and the rate of growth of existing stones. Water should be consumed in such a way that the daily amount of urine does not fall below 2.5 liters. Patients with stones can prevent the formation or recurrence of stones by consuming 3 to 3.5 liters of water per day. Arguing that some stones are genetic in nature and that after surgery, various methods of treatment can be used in such patients, Assoc. Dr. Tombul suggested that people with urolithiasis in the family come to the urologist for examination.
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