Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Stone Kerala
The popularity of Ayurveda for the treatment of kidney stones is increasing nowadays as more and more people prefer natural treatment to avoid the side effects associated with prescription drugs and medicines.Ayurvedic Treatment of Kidney Stones involves the use of diuretic and stone-dissolving herbs in acute cases. The system is then cleaned and strengthened using toning and rejuvenating preparations. Panchakarma therapy is a very effective means of cleansing the body internally in order to help it regain strength.
Some of the common causes of Kidney Stones include:
• Following an improper diet and sedentary lifestyle
• Working for long periods in direct sunlight
• Doing excessive physical work
• Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, tea, and coffee
• Indulgence in heavy, oily, sweet, and indigestible foods and reduced intake of fresh vegetables, salt, and alkaline-producing foods
• Drinking too little water
• A diet high in meat, fish, and poultry
• Suppressing the urge to pass stools and urine
Sign and Symptoms of Kidney Stone
The hallmark of a stone that obstructs the ureter or renal pelvis is excruciating, intermittent pain that radiates from the flank to the groin or to the inner thigh.This pain, known as renal colic, is often described as one of the strongest pain sensations known. Renal colic caused by kidney stones is commonly accompanied by urinary urgency, restlessness, hematuria, sweating, nausea, and vomiting. It typically comes in waves lasting 20 to 60 minutes caused by peristaltic contractions of the ureter as it attempts to expel the stone. The embryological link between the urinary tract, the genital system, and the gastrointestinal tract is the basis of the radiation of pain to the gonads, as well as nausea and vomiting that are also common in urolithiasis. Postrenal azotemia and hydronephrosis can be observed following the obstruction of urine flow through one or both ureters.Pain in the lower left quadrant can sometimes be confused with diverticulitis because the sigmoid colon overlaps the ureter and the exact location of the pain may be difficult to isolate due to the close proximity of these two structures.
Risk Factors of Kidney Stone To The Patient
Dehydration from low fluid intake is a major factor in stone formation. Obesity is a leading risk factor as well.
High dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose and high fructose corn syrup, oxalate,grapefruit juice, and apple juice may increase the risk of kidney stone formation.
Kidney stones can result from an underlying metabolic condition, such as distal renal tubular acidosis, Dent’s disease,hyperparathyroidism,
Kidney stones are more common in people with Crohn’s disease;Crohn’s disease is associated with hyperoxaluria and malabsorption of magnesium.
A person with recurrent kidney stones may be screened for such disorders. This is typically done with a 24-hour urine collection. The urine is analyzed for features that promote stone formation.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Stone Kerala
Ayurveda Treatment For Kidney Stone
In Ayurveda, kidney stones are called Vrukka (Kidney) Ashmari (Stone). According to Ayurveda unhealthy diets and lifestyles aggravate all three Doshas namely, Pitta, Kaphaand Vata. This creates toxins in the body which eventually result in the formation of kidney stones.
At Nirogam we have a variety of Ayurvedic remedies to relieve kidney stone pain, flush them out and prevent further formation of stones.
K-Crush is one of Nirogam’s key product for kidney stones. It has powerful ingredients that help in dissolving kidney stones and increase the flow of urine to alleviate symptoms associated with kidney stones. You may bear in mind that the side effects are nil. A brief look at its key ingredients will help in understanding just how it works:
Crataeva Nurvala / Varuna
This herb has many healing qualities and is a lithotriptic which means that it is effective in breaking down and dissolving stones. It also has diuretic and anti-inflammatory qualities which help in promoting the flow of urine and in relieving inflammation and pain. Besides having antioxidants, it has anti-bacterial properties too. It is known to reduce the body’s production of oxalates, thus preventing formation of stones while its anti-pyretic properties help to reduce fever.
Pashanabheda – Bergenia ligulata
The various Ayurvedic synonyms of Bergenia Ligulata confirm its powers of treating kidney stones. By these definitions, this particular plant is capable of destroying kidney stones by penetrating and crushing them. Bergenia ligulata is known to relieve burning urination, cleanse the urinary bladder, help in passage of urine and inhibit crystallization of minerals. It also has anti-pyretic properties which relieve fever.
Gokshura promotes the flow of urine and thus helps to flush out stones. It also has litholytic properties which help in breaking down and dissolving the stones. It is known to be one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for kidneys. It is specially recommended for urinary tract infections and has proved effective in relieving burning sensations while urinating.
Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa)
Punarnava is an effective diuretic. It is also known to reduce pain and has beneficial effects on the bodies immunity.
Another name for the cucumber plant, Cucumis Sativus is a natural remedy that has obvious cooling effects. Apart from that it has a rich water content which detoxifies the body, neutralises toxins and cleanses the bladder of bacteria. It can help in reducing fever, flushing out toxins from the body and is high in magnesium which is necessary for the treatment of kidney stones. Studies show that cucumber has been effective in accelerating the process of dissolving crystals in the kidney and therefore prevents stone formation.
This is one of the oldest medicinal plants. This herb has antibiotic properties and tests have proved it useful in relieving nausea and vomiting. The plant Picrorhiza kurroa is a digestant that has a cooling effect on the body thus treating fever. It is known to cure spleen problems.
Cardamom, the “king of spices” has a strong taste and a fragrant and soothing aroma. It is known to balance the Kapha and Vata Doshas. It is used to cure painful urination, nausea, vomiting, along with treating kidney stones. It is an effective analgesic for pain and helps to reduce inflammation. Additionally, it also is a diuretic that assists the flow of urine.
Meetha Soda / Sodium Barcabonate
Also known as baking soda, Meetha Soda is an effective remedy for treating kidney stones. Besides helping to balance pH levels in the body it alkalizes ones urine to dissolve kidney stones. It prevents further formation by reducing uric acid in the urine.
If you are looking for long term treatment Panchkarma is a wonderful solution to internally cleanse and strengthen the body for relief from kidney stones.