Kidney stones or Renal
calculi, are solid pieces of material that forms in the kidney out of
substances in the urine. They are composed mostly of calcium oxalate. A
stone may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary
tract. It is a painful condition.
Different types of
occur in different parts of the world, and dietary factors probably play a
part in determining the varying patterns. There are four major types of
kidney stones. The most common type of stone contains calcium. A struvite
stone may form after an infection in the urinary system. These stones
contain the mineral magnesium and the waste product ammonia. A uric acid
stone may form when there is too much acid in the urine. If you tend to form
uric acid stones, you may need to cut back on the amount of meat you eat.
Cystine stones are rare. Cystine is one of the building blocks that make up
muscles, nerves, and other parts of the body. Cystine can build up in the
urine to form a stone. The disease that causes cystine stones runs in
common complaint arising from kidney stone (Renal Calculus; Plural -
Calculi) is intermittent
dull pain in the loin or back, increased by movement. Sometimes this pain is
very severe. Following may be the other complaints:
Extreme pain in back or side
A burning feeling when you urinate
Infection or obstruction
may play a part in kidney stone formation. Sometimes they occur when the
level of blood calcium is abnormally high. Occasionally, stones may develop
when the blood level of uric acid is too high, usually from over consumption
of meat. Excessive dietary intake of calcium and oxalate and low fluid
intake have also been associated with formation of stones. In most cases,
however the cause is not known. It has been found that certain persons are
having a tendency of forming recurrent urinary stones. Even after treating
successfully once, they tend to form stones again and again.
Kidney Stones, acute as well as
chronic, can be effectively treated with Homeopathic Medicines. Homeopathic
treatment can avoid
surgery in many cases. It is
highly recommended in cases where tendency of having recurrent stones is
there. Patientís case history is studied in detail and a well selected homeopathic medicine is
given which removes this tendency from patientís body so that he does not
have any more stones again. It has especially proved very helpful in cases of stones
where surgery or other procedure is not advisable due to various reasons.
homeopathic medicines are safe, natural, easy to administer and without any
adverse effects. If you have any specific question about your condition,
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Kidney Stones can be
prevented by drinking more water. Try to drink 12 full glasses of water a
day. Drinking lots of water helps to flush away the substances that form
stones in the kidneys. If you have a uric acid stone, eat less meat, because
meat breaks down to make uric acid.