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Renal (kidney) Stone overview
A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Urolithiasis is the term that refers to the presence of stones in the urinary tract, while nephrolithiasis refers to kidney stones and ureterolithiasis refers to stones lodged in the ureter. The size of the stone doesn't matter as much as where it is located and whether it obstructs or prevents urine from draining. If stones grow to a sufficient size before passage on the order of at least 2-3 millimeters they can cause obstruction of the ureter.
Normally, urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the crystals from forming. These inhibitors do not seem to work for everyone, however, so some people form stones. If the crystals remain tiny enough, they will travel through the urinary tract and pass out of the body in the urine without being noticed. There are several types of kidney stones based on the type of crystals of which they consist.
  • Calcium oxalate stones are the most common,
  • Calcium phosphate stones are the second most common variety of Renal stones
  • Rarely Sruvite stones are produced in people with urinary tract infections,
  • Uric acid stones or cystine stones are likely to develop in patients with metabolic disorders.
Gallstones and kidney stones are not related. They form in different areas of the body. Someone with a gallstone is not necessarily more likely to develop kidney stones.
What causes Renal (kidney) stones? Top
  • There is no consensus as to why kidney stones form. But certain factors that can contribute are:
    • Heredity: Some people are more susceptible to forming kidney stones, and heredity may play a role.
    • Hypercalciuria: The predisposition to high levels of calcium in the urine may be passed on from generation to generation.
    • Cystinuria: In this condition too much of the amino acid cystine, which does not dissolve in urine, is voided, leading to the formation of stones made of cystine.
    • Hyperoxaluria :In patients with hyperoxaluria, the body produces too much oxalate, a salt. When the urine contains more oxalate than can be dissolved, the crystals settle out and form stones.
  • Diet: Diet may or may not be an issue. If a person is susceptible to forming stones, then foods high in calcium may increase the risk; however, if a person isn't susceptible to forming stones, diet probably will not change that risk.
  • Medications: People taking diuretics (or "water pills") and those who consume excess calcium-containing antacids can increase the amount of calcium in their urine and potentially increase their risk of forming stones. Taking excess amounts of vitamins A and D are also associated with higher levels of calcium in the urine.
  • Underlying illnesses: Some chronic illnesses are associated with kidney stone formation, including
    • Cystic fibrosis,
    • Renal tubular acidosis,
    • Inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Hyperparathyroidism
What are the signs and symptoms of Renal (kidney) stones? Top
Kidney stones often do not cause any symptoms. Usually, the first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain, which begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine also known as Renal colic. This is opposed to non-colicky type pain, like that associated with appendicitis or pancreatitis, in which movement causes increased pain and the patient tries to hold very still.
  • Renal colic has a classic presentation:
  • The pain is intense and comes on suddenly. It is usually located in the flank or the side of the mid back and may radiate to the groin. Males may complain of pain in the testicle or scrotum.
  • The patient cannot find a comfortable position and often writhes or paces with pain.
  • Sweating, nausea, and vomiting are common.
  • Hematuria: Blood may or may not be visible in the urine because the stone has irritated the kidney or ureter. Blood in the urine (hematuria), however, does not always mean a person has a kidney stone.
  • Pyuria: renal stones may cause Pus in urine.
  • Dysuria: burning on urination when passing stones (rare). More typical of infection.
  • If infection is present in the urinary tract along with the stones, there may be fever and chills.
  • Sometimes, symptoms such as difficulty urinating, urinary urgency, penile pain, or testicular pain may occur due to kidney stones.
How are Renal (kidney) stones diagnosed? Top
  • Often, kidney stones are found on an X ray or ultrasound taken of someone who complains of blood in the urine or sudden pain.
  • Blood and urine tests help detect any abnormal substance that might promote stone formation.
Special test include
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan or an intravenous pyelogram (IVP).
What is the role of Homeopathy in Kidneystones? Top
As described in the article above Kidney stones has multifactor ail causes. Homoeopathy follows an individualistic approach towards patients suffering from Kidney stones we believe that every individual is different and thus a full in-depth case study is the first step. Then referring to the risk factors the individual was subjected too, a particular line of treatment is adopted. The usual conventional treatment provides only surgical option. On the other hand our deep acting constitutional medicine cure the disease in depth rendering the patient free from the

A broad criterion of how the homoeopathic medicines act in cases of Kidney stones is mentioned below. The response to treatment can differ from one individual to another patients are advised to consult so that the mode of treatment can be discussed pertaining to their particular case

Relieving Symptoms:

Preventing Pain Attacks:

Curing Kidney stones by dissolving them:

Relieving Symptoms: Homoeopathic medicines help by relieving symptoms like
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Dyspepsia
  • Belching
  • Abdominal Blotting

Preventing Pain Attacks: It helps by preventing any further pain attacks usually associated with the diseases.

Curing kidney stones by removing them also helps by preventing recurrence.

The response to treatment can differ from one individual to another depending upon the size and number of stones patients are advised to consult so that the mode of treatment can be discussed pertaining to their particular case.
  • If homoeopathic treatment is sought early it helps in preventing the progress of disease and preventing any complications
  • We at DRSS provide our patients with diet charts, exercise schedules and guide them how to modify their lifestyle so that better results can be achieved.
  • Our medicines can be started with conventional treatment depending upon the disease state and case.
  • Homoeopathic medicines if taken under proper guidance from a well-qualified professional are extremely safe and have no side effects.
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