WHAT IS RENAL LITHIASIS?

Renal lithiasis encompasses all types of kidney stones formed from the chemical substances and mineral salts present in urine. These stones are solid masses made of crystals which usually originate in the kidneys, but they can also develop in the ureter, the tube which connects your kidney to your bladder, and in your bladder.

When your kidney stone is big enough to block your urinary tract, you may develop renal colic (intense pain) or a kidney infection, because waste products can't pass the stone and that can lead to a build-up of bacteria.

RELATIONSHIP WITH URINARY PH

The main types of kidney stones are caused by a urine pH below 5.5 or above 6.2 pH.

The list of the main types of kidney stones, according to their composition and urine pH, is as follows:

  • Calcium stones are the most common type of stones, they can form independently of the urine pH (they can form independently of the urine pH).
  • A urine pH below 5.5 favours the formation of uric acid and cystine* stones.
  • A urine pH above 6.2 favours the formation of struvite stones.

TREATMENT

The control and monitoring of urine pH can prevent kidney stones from developing or, if they do form, allow them to be excreted more easily by inhibiting the growth of crystals that have already formed.

There are currently very limited treatment options for preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and avoiding surgery to remove them - not to mention the agony that stones cause, and the fact that they can be a life-threatening emergency.

Controlling your urine pH and the crystallisation of certain substances in your urine can help to prevent stones developing.

Potassium citrate is a treatment for uric acid ad cystine stones (related to low urine pH). However this is unpleasant and has side effects so many patients won't tolerate it.

Lit-Control pH Up has been clinically proven to be MORE effective at controlling urine pH and it has no side effects. It also helps prevent crystals from forming, and if they have formed, helps prevent them from becoming too large to excrete.

Lit-Control pH Down is the first treatment to become available for other types of stones, and it has been clinically proven to be effective.

Lit-Control pH Balance is also unique. It can be used for all types of calcium stones without altering your pH. In some cases, maintaining your pH rather than changing it can be important.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

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ph UP

ALCALINIZE YOUR pH

Lit-Control ph UP

Helps to increase your
urine pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming uric acid and cystine kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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pH DOWN

ACIDIFY YOUR URINE pH

Lit-Control pH DOWN

Helps to decrease your
urine pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming struvite and infection-induced kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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pH BALANCE

MAINTAIN YOUR ph

Lit-Control pH BALANCE

Inhibits crystallisation without affecting urinary pH.

Helps to reduce your risk of forming all kinds of calcium kidney stones.

Clinically proven effect.

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