UROLOGY

UROLOGY KIDNEY STONES

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine.

Renal calculi can vary in size from as small as grains of sand to as large as a golf ball.

Calculi typically form inside the kidneys or bladder. Most calculi originate within the kidney and proceed distally, creating various degrees of urinary obstruction as they become lodged in narrow areas

Location and quality of pain are related to position of the stone within the urinary tract. Severity of pain is related to the degree of obstruction, presence of ureteral spasm, and presence of any associated infection.

Symptoms:

Pain: A sudden, sharp, excruciating pain usually in the lower back, abdomen and/or groin
Pain may be associated with nausea and vomiting
Fever and chill may be associated with urinary tract infection
Hematuria or blood in urine due to injury to the urinary tract lining

Causes:

Dehydration

Poor fluid intake causes concentration of salts and minerals in the urine leading to stones. Exercising without proper hydration can predispose you to stones

Excessive Calcium

A condition called ‘Hypercalciuria’, which leads to excessive calcium absorption into the urine, causes the most common type of stones .Hyperparathyroidism,causes such excessive absorption.

Infection

Urinary tract infection leads to ‘Struvite’ stones. These stones are usually large and called ‘stag-horn’ stones which cause severe damage to the walls lining the urinary tract

Medication

Certain diuretic, HIV drugs (Indinavir) etc


Homeopathic Approach

More than 80% of those affected with Kidney stones experience a reoccurrence.

Our treatment protocol targets o a preventive therapy as well as improving your chances of passing stones through diet and Homeopathic medicines.

Small to medium size stones (4-10 mm) have a greater chance of completely passing out on treatment

Larger stones may or may not pass or break depending on the size, location and nature of stone

You can prevent and/or reduce your chances of stone reoccurrence with the lifestyle changes and homeopathic treatment recommended.

With homeopathy we first target medicines to control the pain, bleeding in urine and those which will speed up the passing of stones or breaking of larger stones into passable sizes.

Once the acute symptoms subside the next step in therapy will be to rectify metabolic disorders and reduce your innate tendency to form stones.