Stay “Free Kidney Stones”


Almost every system in the body can be negatively affected by alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption over a period of time can begin to affect almost every system in the body, especially the liver, brain and digestive track.

People would say that drinking alcohol every weekend is just fine as long as it is not every day.  But this every weekend drinking session can lead to alcohol addiction until you became alcohol dependent. This is habit-forming usually affecting men and to some degree also women. Men who cannot face reality and want some form of escape resort to alcohol consumption as solution.  Unfortunately, their chosen solution will only lead to more problems later on.

Alcohol starts to increasingly affect you physically and emotionally, often impairing judgment to a dangerous level. Here are the physical and mental signs of alcoholism so you would know if one’s under alcohol influence:

* While intoxicated: slurred speech, dizziness, clumsiness or unsteadiness
* Blackouts, when you drink so much you pass out
* Weight loss
* Unexplained sore or upset stomach
* Redness in the face or cheeks
* Numbness or tingling in hands and feet.
* Unable to control drinking: “just one drink” rapidly leads to more
* Drinking leads to dangerous situations like driving drunk, walking in an unsafe area
* Increased irritability, agitation and anger, lowered threshold for violence
* Avoiding activities that do not involve the opportunity to drink
* Excessive weeping and emotional displays
* Unexplained absences and sick days from work, or difficulty making commitments
* Oversleeping or difficulty sleeping

Drinking alcohol is woven into the social fabric of our culture, and indeed many people enjoy the social and cultural connection of sharing a drink together. As in most case of addiction, prevention is always the key. Stop the problem before it could even start.

On the other side, there are also medical advises on how to use alcohol in a good way for your health, doctors recommend one glass of red wine at lunch or at dinner ( max. 200 ml). Also beer has good benefits, not more than 300-500 ml on an etire day. Beer has the unique ability to break kidney stones.

Kidney stones are usually caused by accumulated salts in urinary system.  The underlying cause of this could be your frequent snacking on Lay’s or infrequent drinking of water or both.  When you don’t get enough fluids in a day, your body cannot flush out your waste products inside.  There is a certain level of every electrolyte in our blood that must be maintained.  With adequate hydration, the excesses are passed to maintain balance.

Too much or too less is not good for our bodies.  However, to avoid kidney stones, there is another effective way aside from increased oral fluid intake:  Get into the DASH diet–short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

So, if that doesn’t sound like fun, you might want to try the

Researchers claim “DASH-like” diets could cut the risk of kidney stones by 40 to 45 percent.

But, the DASH diet isn’t exactly “American Food.” It’s plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and a little low-fat dairy, lean meat and fish message might be a problem. Where are all the McRibs, Double Stuf Oreos, and Snickers?

Reporting in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, data revealed of the 242,000 people studied, those eating a DASH diet had a lower risk of stones, even when considering body weight, blood pressure and fluid intake.

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