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Kidney Stones (renal calculi, nephrolithiasis, or urolithiasis)


What is Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are a condition that occurs when there is hard sediment made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.
There are mainly three types of kidney stones, Calcium stones, Phosphate stones, and Oxalate stones. Calcium stones are mostly painless. It will only cause pain when it starts leaving the renal pelvis to go through the ureter. A person with a thyroid gland or parathyroid gland is more prone to develop this type of stone.
Phosphate stones are mostly painful and aggravate the bladder. It is mainly rough which causes more pain than calcium stones. People who eat a lot of nightshade plants like potatoes, eggplants, and tomatoes tend to increase phosphate in the system and it causes this type of stones.
Oxalate stones are the most hazardous stones due to their sharpness. They aggravate, burn up and cause bleeding. This type of stone is most painful and caused by a diet that has high oxalic acid.

What are the Symptoms of Kidney Stones?

  • A kidney stone normally will not trigger signs and symptoms till it moves inside your kidney or passes into your ureters. It may block the flow of urine and cause the kidney to swell If it is stuck in the ureters, which can be very painful. At that moment, you may encounter these signs and symptoms:
  • Most people with this condition experience acute and intense aches in the side and back, and underneath of the ribs along with the discomfort that emanates to the lower belly and groin. You may also suffer from the ache that happens in ripples and varies in intensity. Additionally, you may experience pain or burning feeling during urinating
  • Other symptoms may be accompanied by these symptoms. Such as pink or red urine. You may also see cloudy urine which is mostly foul-smelling. Constant urge to urinate or urinating more frequently than usual in small amounts can be the symptoms of kidney stones.

What are the Causes of Kidney Stones?

  • Kidney stones often have no obvious, particular cause, even though various considerations may boost your probability of getting kidney stones.
  • Kidney stones develop when your urine carries more crystal-forming materials — such as calcium, oxalate, and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. Simultaneously, your urine may lack chemistry that stop crystals from clumping together, making a perfect setting for kidney stones to take shape

When to see a Doctor?

  • Kidney stones are a severe condition and need to be treated. The following symptoms are important to help detect a kidney stone. So please consult your doctor immediately if you experience any following symptoms.
  • Severe pain in the sides, back, and below the ribs, which is making you uncomfortable. Additionally, you are experiencing nausea and vomit with the pain. If your pain is very severe and you have fever and chills. In case you notice blood in your urine or If you have trouble passing urine.

Lifestyle Prevention of Kidney Stones

  • Preventing kidney stones is very much possible as the causes of kidney stones are well known and can be avoided. So, making the following changes in your lifestyle can help you prevent kidney stones.
  • Drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things to prevent kidney stones. This will help you urinate at least 2.5L/day which is a very healthy practice to produce less concentrated urine.
  • Try to limit eating foods like spinach, wheat bran, nuts, tea, some berries, chocolate, etc. which have elevated oxalate substance.
  • Calcium stone formation can be prevented by taking dietary calcium. Try to add calcium to your meals.
  • Limiting your protein intake is also very crucial. When you take a high protein diet, it triggers the kidney to produce more calcium and therefore it may lead to stone formation.
  • Additionally, high sodium intake can be one of the reasons for kidney stones. It raises calcium in the urine which may lead to stone formation.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Kidney Stones

  • Preventing and curing kidney stones is possible by Ayurvedic remedies. There are some ayurvedic herbs and spices that help de-crystalised the renal pelvis. Taking one tablet each of Punarnava, Guggulu and Gokuradi. Guggulu after lunch and dinner is advised to cure such conditions.
  • In case you have already started to pass on the kidney stones to the ureters, and experience a severe pain, the following herbal formula will surely help.
  • Take 1 part of punarnava, 1 part of partumutral and 1 part of coriander. Mix it well and take a teaspoon of this mixture 2 times daily. This will help your kidney stones to pass with less pain. And also help in de-crystalizing the stones. It is advised to take this mixture with beer but in case you don’t drink beer you can take this mixture with soup instead.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Punarnava | Gokshura | Mutral | Shilajit
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known
Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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