Kidney stones

Kidney stones or Nephrolithiasis is a common condition causing unbearable pain. Majority of the patients are subjected surgical therapy due to lack of treatment in modern medicine and also due to unbearable pain related to vital organ, kidneys.

Kidney stones called as “ Mootrapindalaallo raallu in Telugu” , “Gurde ki pathri in Hindi”

The condition of kidney stones is not fatal but its pain and recurrence is very exhausting and worrisome. Therefore, the primary objective is to relieve the patient from renal colic and prevent the recurrence of stones with recommendations(eg: dietary, lifestyle).

Kidney stones treatment has economical impact due to medical costs and surgery involved. Kidney stones also has its impact on socioeconomic front due to its recurrence and unbearable pain requiring absences from work.

The kidney stones are of various types and their differentiation is important in order to select the diet regimen for prevention its recurrence.

  • Calcium oxalate crystals are most common followed by calcium phosphate and uric acid.
  • Struvite and Cystine stones also are the types of kidney stones.
  • Many stones are a mixture of crystal types such as calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate and also contain protein in the stone matrix.
  • Very rarely, medications/drugs form the composition of kidney stones.

The prevalence of kidney stones disease is seen all over the world and the number of cases are ever increasing due to westernisation of lifestyle such as dietary changes and obesity etc.

Most of the patients suffering with kidney stones also have other diseases associated in their medical history. The diseases such as Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, Crohn’s disease, hypertension, gout, gallbladder stones, chronic kidney disease.

Urinary tract infection may develop due to obstructing stone and it poses emergency. It happens mostly due to pus formation under pressure developed by stone obstructing the urine drainage.

Kidney stones formation is a tendency in majority of the population. The stones are formed due to the lack of urine citrate which is an inhibitor in the process of crystallisation. Whenever there is supersaturation along with less of urine citrate, kidney stones formation tendency is more.

There are certain risk factors for the formation of kidney stones such as

Dietary risk factors :

  • Diet which include animal protein, sodium, oxalate , Vitamin C, sucrose and fructose are associated with an increased risk of kidney stones formation.
  • Less fluid intake, Sugar-sweetened beverages pose increase risk of kidney stones formation.

Non-dietary risk factors :  Obesity, Overweight, Working in hot environment are some of the important non-dietary risk factors associated with kidney stones formation.

The patients of kidney stones present with two common complaints

Renal colic :  Pain in renal angle or side of the abdomen

Haematuria : Blood in the urine which is painless.

Renal colic is not static, it may appear depending on the site and movement of the stone. The intensity of the pain also varies and they do not get better by any factors. Often, pain of kidney stones is accompanied by nausea and sometimes by vomiting.

Other conditions which may confuse with renal colic are : Cholecystitis, Diverticulitis, Appendicitis.Pyelonephritis.  Some other conditions have to differentiated from kidney stones such as duodenal ulcer, gynecological conditions, stricture in the ureter, herpes zoster, muscular pain etc.

The diagnosis of kidney stones is done by the peculiarity of sudden unbearable renal colic and confirmed by history, physical examination and urine analysis. A KUB x-ray, USG abdomen and CT  are the diagnostic procedures for kidney stones confirmation.

The treatment of kidney stones should be aimed with long-term follow-up because most patients have the tendency of recurrence. The patients tend to forget one incidence of kidney stones and often return to the lifestyle having risk factors. Therefore, long-term treatment is mandatory to ensure recurrence is no more possible or reduced remarkably.

At Positive Homeopathy, patients suffering from kidney stones are assured of complete treatment which ensure treatment without surgery, treatment inclusive of dietary recommendations, treatment which checks the recurrence of stone formation. Majority of the patients of kidney stones have recovered on-time and have not seen the recurrence, thus Positive Homeopathy clinics have earned the reputation of being one of the best homeopathic clinics for Kidney stones treatment.

Either it is acute pain of kidney stones, or chronic kidney stones condition, or recurrence of stones formation or any complication from kidney stones….Positive Homeopathy Clinics have the best solution to remove kidney stones permanently without side-effects.