The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long — about the size of a fist. The kidneys’ function is to filter the blood. All the blood in our bodies passes through the kidneys several times a day. The kidneys remove wastes, control the body’s fluid balance, and regulate the balance of electrolytes. As the kidneys filter blood, they create urine, which collects in the kidneys’ pelvis: funnel-shaped structures that drain down tubes called ureters to the bladder. Each kidney contains around a million units called nephrons, each of which is a microscopic filter for blood. It’s possible to lose as much as 90% of kidney function without experiencing any symptoms or problems.
1. Drink Lots of Water
Keeping yourself well hydrated not only prevents kidney stones out but also clears out those already present in your ureter, the thin tube connecting the kidneys to your urinary bladder. Water will dilute the urine preventing minerals and salts from bunching and developing into kidney stones. However, what is most important is that drinking lots of water can immediately reduce kidney pain. Water therapy is specifically useful in relieving kidney pain due to stone and in some events of pain due to kidney infection. Drinking water may help in relieving the pain caused by kidney stones; this may always not be so. Seek doctor advice as soon as possible.