Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Stone Mumbai
What Are Kidney Stones?
The kidneys filter the blood and remove the extra waste and water as urine. Many waste chemicals are in the urine. They can sometimes form crystals that clump together to make stones.
Kidney stones are hard, rock-like crystals of varying sizes and shapes. They can range from as small as a grain of sand to as big as a golf ball.
There are four main types of kidney stones:
- The most common are those formed from calcium combined with oxalate or phosphate.
- Struvite stones are caused by a urine infection and are often horn-shaped and quite large.
- Uric acid stones are often softer than other forms of kidney stone.
- Cystine stones are rare and hereditary and look more like crystals than stones.
The Causes Of Kidney Stone
In most cases, there is no known reason why a kidney stone is formed. A stone can form when substances such as calcium, oxalate, cystine or uric acid are at high levels in the urine. Yet stones can also form if these chemicals are at normal levels.
A small number of people get kidney stones because of medical conditions, particularly those that can lead to high levels of calcium, oxalate, cystine or uric acid in the body.
Medications used for treating some medical conditions, such as kidney disease, cancer or HIV, can also increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. About four to eight per cent of Indians suffers from them at some time.
The lifetime risk of developing kidney stones is one in ten for Indian men and one in 35 for women.
The chance of developing a stone increases if you have a family history of kidney stones. The risk also increases as you get older.
Kidney stones are more common in children in developing countries and among Indigenous Indians.
After having one kidney stone, about 30 to 50 percent of people will get a second one within five years. After five years the risk of getting another stone declines for most people. Some people continue to get kidney stones their whole lives.
Symptoms Of Kidney Stone
Pain is typically the first sign of a kidney stone. Known as ‘renal colic’, the pain usually begins when a stone moves from where it has formed into the urinary tract.
This causes a gripping pain in the back, just below the ribs. It can spread around to the front of the body and sometimes towards the groin.
Other symptoms of a kidney stone include:
- blood in your urine
- nausea and vomiting
- shivers, sweating, and fever, with cloudy or bad smelling urine if there is also an infection
- small uric acid stones, which look like gravel, in your urine
- an urgent feeling of needing to urinate.
If you suspect you have kidney stones, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment our better consult to the ayurvedic physician.
Detection and Diagnosis of Kidney Stone
Kidney stones can be found by chance during tests for other conditions. There are also specific tests to check for kidney stones.
These may include:
- CT scans
- X-rays, including an intravenous pyelogram or IVP, where dye is injected into the bloodstream before the X-ray is taken.
Detecting and diagnosing stones helps to decide on the treatment. Urine and blood tests can assist in finding out the cause.
Analysis of a stone is very useful. If one passes out of your body, collect it and take it to your doctor.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Stone Mumbai
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. You can book Panchakarma Sessions at Nirogam to experience its beneficial effects.