Are you gulping beer after beer just to let kidney stone pass away with ease? It’s time to stop all the beer instead do some midnight activities with your partner under the bedsheet. A new study by Turkey researchers suggests that instead of boozing recommended by other experts, a person suffering from kidney stone should have sex at least three-four times a week to get rid of stones.
Researchers from the Clinic of Ankara Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey said that active sex can help ease the spontaneous passage of kidney stones.
Study authors conducted the study over 75 people suffering kidney stone and divided them into three groups. People in the first group were asked to have sex at least three to four times a week. Researchers gave second group tamsulosin (Tamsulosin (Flomax) is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate). While the third group was given standard medication used for kidney treatment. the average size of kidney stone measured at 4.7 millimeters (mm).
All the three groups followed the prescription for two weeks. After two weeks, study authors found that 26 of the 31 participants in the first group who did sex reported of easy passing of kidney stones. In the same interval, 10 out of 21 people in the second group who received tamsulosin were able to pass the kidney stone. While only eight of 23 participants in the third group who received normal medical treatment were able to get rid of kidney stones.
In the study, researchers said that people with the small kidney stone (less than 6mm) can have sex three to four times a week with their partner to easily get rid of kidney stone within two weeks. Study authors advised people that sexual intercourse can be an alternative of consuming lot of beer for removing kidney stones.
The research, titled “Can Sexual Intercourse Be an Alternative Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones?” was published in the journal Urology.