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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dissolving kidney stones with homeopathy

  Dissolving kidney stones with homeopathy

Renal stones are hard, stone-like masses that can form in one or both kidneys. They are fairly common, occurring in about 12 in every 100 men and 4 in every 100 women at some point in their life.
Renal stones are usually painless when in the kidney but can cause severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder. An attack of this pain is called renal or uteric colic.
In most people the underlying cause isn't known. Some people with kidney stones have lower levels of citrate in their urine, which usually stops the stones forming.
Different types of renal stones form from different salts in the urine.
Calcium stones are the most common type of kidney stone. They are either spiky or large and smooth, and are made up of calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate. Calcium stones are more common in people who have excess levels of vitamin D or who have an overactive parathyroid gland. People who have medical conditions such as cancer, some kidney diseases, or a disease called sarcoidosis are also more likely to develop calcium stones.
Uric acid stones are smooth, brown and soft. Excess amounts of uric acid can be caused by eating a lot of meat. Conditions such as gout and treatments such as chemotherapy can also increase the risk of getting uric acid stones.
Struvite stones (infection stones) are usually large and have a horn-like shape. They develop when there is too much ammonia in

the urine. This can happen if you have a urinary tract infection (UTI), because the bacteria that cause these infections can generate ammonia. This kind of kidney stone is most often found in women.
Cystine stones are yellow and crystalline. They develop if you have high levels of cystine in your urine, which happens if you have a hereditary disorder called cystinuria. Only one in a hundred kidney stones are caused by this condition. Cystine stones tend to develop earlier in life than other kidney stones, usually between the ages of 10 and 30 years.

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Kidney stones includes:
No early symptoms - early stages have no symptoms
·          Severe abdominal pain
·          Kidney pain - sharp pain usually on the back and at the side
·          Severe back and side pain
·          Nausea and vomiting
·          Groin pain
·          Hematuria  -  Blood in urine
·          Kidney infection symptoms - very serious symptoms:
·          Fever with chills.
·          Smelly and cloudy urine  
·         Urinary urgency
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Kidney stones includes:
·         Haematuria
·          Renal colic
·          Ureteric obstruction
·          Proteinuria
·          Dysuria
·          Incontinence, urine
·          Renal failure
Homoeopathy has a great scope in treatment of renal calculi in acute pains as well as chronic cases
Acute pains are almost always relieved by Mag–Phos,Colocynth,Nux–Vom,Sarsaparilla,Berberis–vul, Tabacum depending upon their respective indications
If burning & frequency of micturition are prominent features then Apis–mel,Cantharis,Cannabis–sat, etc are helpful
Constitutional medicine is needed to bring about permanent cure like Thuja,Lycopodium,Nitric–acid, Medorrhinum,Calcarea–carb,Fluoric–acid,etc
Certain Mother Tinctures are of great benefit like Hydrangea,Berberis–vul,Ocimum–can, Solidago,Epigea,Prunus,etc

Above indicated medicines require strict individualisation and as each medicine has its peculiar feature,same medicine may not suit each & every case of renal calculi so consulting homoeopathic physician would be beneficial
1. Berberis vulgaris [Berb vul]
Berberis vulgaris is mainly indicated in Left sided renal stones. It has severe tearing pains in the kidneys, not merely backache, but pains deep in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back and down the ureters into the bladder; nor do stop here, for we find cutting pains in the bladder extending into the urethra. These pains in the back and along the ureters are very severe; they are worse stooping, lying or sitting, and relieved by standing. In the bladder they cause a desire to urinate, and the patient is constantly urinating, for the bladder seems imperfectly emptied. The bladder aches. The urine itself is reddish, has a reddish deposit consisting of mucus, epithelium and lithates.

2. Sarsaparilla Officinalis [Sarsaparilla]
It is indicated in severe renal colic due to renal stones. Urine is scanty, slimy, flaky, sandy, bloody containing gravel. Renal colic with severe pain at conclusion of urination. Urine dribbles while sitting. Bladder is distended and tender. Child screams before and while passing urine. Renal colic and dysuria in infants. Pain radiated from right kidney downward. Tenesmus of bladder; urine passes in thin, feeble stream. Pain at meatus.

3. Chimaphila umbellate [Chimaphila]
Chimaphila acts principally on kidneys. Indicated mainly in plethoric young women with dysuria. It is one of the best remedies whose symptoms point to its employment in bladder affections, notably calculi, acute and chronic. Scanty urine which is loaded with ropy, muco-purulent sediment.  Urging to urinate. Urine turbid, offensive, containing ropy or bloody mucus, and depositing copious sediment. Burning and scalding during micturition, and straining afterwards. Must strain before flow comes. Scanty urine.

4. Lithium Carbonicum [Lithium carb]
Lithium carb has lot of tenesmus. Turbid urine, with mucus and red deposit in urine with pain in region of right kidney. Mainly right sided calculi. While urinating there is pressure in heart. Soreness of bladder; pain in right kidney and ureter. Turbid urine with mucus, scanty and dark, acrid; sandy deposit.

5. Lycopodium Clavatum [Lyco]
Lycopodium is best adapted to persons who are intellectually keen but physically weak. Symptoms characteristically run from right to left, acts especially on right side of body, and are worse from about 4 to 8 pm. In kidney affections, red sand in urine, backache, in renal region; worse before urination. Intolerant of cold drinks; craves everything warm. Pain in back before urinating; ceases after flow; slow in coming, must strain. Polyuria during the night. Heavy red sediment in urine and child cries before urinating.

6. Colocynthis [Colo]
Colo has intense burning along urethra during stool. Urine is fetid; small quantities, with frequent urging. Itching at orifice. Red, hard crystals, adhering firmly to vessel. Tenesmus of bladder. Pains on urinating radiating all over the abdomen. Pain is better by bending double.

7. Terebinthiniae oleum [Terebinth]
 This remedy has strangury, with bloody urine. Scanty and suppressed urine with offensive smell. Urethritis, with painful erections. Constant tenesmus while urinating is present.

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