Kidney Stones

The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood and excreting waste products and excess water in the form of urine. They also control the body’s acid/base balance so that when blood and body fluids are too acid or too alkaline, the acidity of the urine is altered to restore the balance.

Kidney stones are quite common, particularly in middle age. They are usually caused by excessive concentrations of various substances, principally calcium; a lack of inhibitors of crystallization in the urine; urine that is too concentrated; or an infection. The calcium and uric acid crystallize into small lumps in the kidneys or the ureters (the tubes that carry urine to the bladder) and are known as stone.

Stones rarely cause pain while in the kidney, but can be agonizing when they become dislodged and start to travel down the urinary tract, or get stuck in it. When this happens, there can be bouts of extreme back pain in the kidney region which sometimes spreads to the abdomen and genitals. Other symptoms include pain on passing urine, and occasionally blood in the urine.

Diagnosis of a kidney stone will generally require an experienced practitioner or a doctor. Persisting pain in the kidney areas in the back, from the side of the abdomen moving towards the genitals, or in the genitals themselves should be considered as a kidney problem and initial diagnosis should be made by your doctor.

Plain X-Ray KUB , Renal Ultra Sound , Urine Analysis Confirms the diagnosis.

If the kidney stone is small enough, then oral medication can be of great benefit. These are some herbal and ayurvedic combination, which are helpful to crush and remove the stone. An Ayurvedic physician will also recommend a specific diet combined with other Ayurvedic treatments.

Medicinal preparations from this traditional Indian therapy help to break down and dissolve existing calcium and phosphate stones in the urinary system. According to Ayurvedic teachings, kidney stones are associated with Vata (the basic life force that controls the nervous system) and occur as a result of a fault in the metabolic process. “Appetite, absorption and distribution systems are restored to normal using Ayurvedic preparations”, explains one Ayurvedic physician. “Individual lifestyle, diet and the quality of a patient’s drinking water would be examined. Ayurvedic medicine is highly effective in the treatment and prevention of renal stones”.