kidney and urinary complaints

Introduction


Kidney stones are most painful and it is recurring complaint. You can simply call it malfunctioning of kidneys where kidneys are preparing stones of excessive dietary minerals instead of throwing them out of the body through urine.

Causes

Not drinking enough water

High intake of meat and dietary proteins

High dietary intake of salt and soda drinks

Risk factors

  • The person who has a history of kidney stones has chances of its recurrence.
  • Medications as triamterene, indinavir, and sulfadiazine may promote kidney stones.
  • Gout
  • History of urinary tract infections due to urease producing organisms such as Proteus or Klebsiella may cause.
  • Signs and symptoms


    When stones obstruct the ureter or renal pelvis it develops excruciating, intermittent pain that radiates from the back to the groin or to the genital area and inner thigh. This particular type of pain, known as renal colic.

  • Renal colic is severe, acute and sometimes needs emergency hospitalization.
  • Blood in urine is also present.
  • Pus cells in urine are observed on urine examination.
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever may present due to any underlying infection.
  • Abdominal tenderness is present in some cases.
  • tones smaller than 5mm in size are very effectively managed by homoeopathic medicines.
  • Homoeopathic medicines are very effective in pain management of kidney stones.

    Commonly used homoeopathic medicines in treatment of kidney stones

    Calcarea Carbonicum

    Patient to whom homoeopathic medicine calcarea carb is prescribed are obese. These patients present the typical signs of kidney stone which is white sediments in urine and blood in urine.

    Benzoicum acidum

    Benzoicum acidum is homoeopathic medicine used to treat kidney stones. It gives great relief in complaints of severe pain in lower abdomen and blood in urine due to renal calculi. Urine of these patients is dark in colour.

    Berberis vulgaris

    Berberis vulgaris is homoeopathic medicine used in diseases of the urinary organs. Berberis gives great relief in colic from renal stones. The soreness in region of lower back is present in these patients. Berberis is indicated when stones are present in left kidney. The patient presents complaint of pain and numbness in lumbar region which is aggravated by walking or slightest motion.

    Cantharis vesicatoria

    The patient to whom cantharis is prescribed presents the burning and cutting pain during micturition. Blood in urine with constant desire to urinate is major symptom presented by these patients.

    Lycopodium

    The patient to whom lycopodium suits presents intense back pain which is relieved by urination. Patients complain of right side renal colic where kidney stones are majorly present in right sided kidney.

    Sarsaparilla

    Sarsaparilla is prescribed when the pain of kidney stone is acute or temporarily but with severe agonizing intensity. The urine of patient is blood mixed. The small sand like calculi is passed in the urine of patients.

    Sepia Officinalis

    Sepia Officinalis is homoeopathic medicine made up of cuttlefish. Patient presents the complaints of offensive, involuntary urination.

    Hepar sulphur

    Hepar sulphur is homoeopathic medicine prepared from sulphuret of lime. Patient has feeling of unsatisfactory urination.