Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Kidney stones usually originate in your kidneys. However, they can develop anywhere along your urinary tract, which consists of these parts: Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder and Urethra.
Kidney Stones Symptoms:
severe pain on either side of your lower back
More vague pain or stomach ache that doesn't go away
Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
Nausea or vomiting
Fever and chills
Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy
Causes for Kidney stones:
Drinking too little water
Exercise (too much or too little)
Weight loss surgery
Eating food with too much salt or sugar.
Types of Stones:
There are four main types of stones:
Calcium oxalate: The most common type of kidney stone which is created when calcium combines with oxalate in the urine. Inadequate calcium and fluid intake, as well as other conditions, may contribute to their formation.
Uric acid: This is another common type of kidney stone. Foods such as organ meats and shellfish have high concentrations of a natural chemical compound known as purines. High purine intake leads to a higher production of monosodium urate, which, under the right conditions, may form stones in the kidneys. The formation of these types of stones tends to run in families.
Struvite: These stones are less common and are caused by infections in the upper urinary tract.
Cystine: These stones are rare and tend to run in families.
When the stone size is small, Homeopathy is likely to help in the passage of the stone as well as in relieving the pain.
If the size of the stone is larger, then the patient is better treated surgically. However, even after surgical removal of the stone, Homeopathy still has a role to play in preventing its recurrence. (Chance of recurrence of stones is about 70-80%)