Kidney Stone

Kidney Stone /Urinary Calculi @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Calculi or stone is a solid/ crystal sedimentation formed in the urinary system. It is also called as Urolithiasis. It is mainly formed from the dietary minerals and waste materials found in the urine. It is usually comprised as a compound called Calcium oxalate or Phosphate.

These are result of an accumulation of dissolved minerals on the inner surface of urinary system like Kidneys etc. It may have different sizes. Some of them have the size of a pin head and may be pass unnoticed through urine without causing any symptoms. Some of them have enough size to obstruct urinary passage and can cause symptoms like pain,etc. These can be grouped and classified according to the location and chemical composition.

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney stones:
Kidney stones are leave the body by the passage of the urine and not causes any symptoms if they are in small size. But if it is great in size (size more than 3mm), they can cause obstruction of the ureter. If they obstruct the ureter may cause symptoms like pain,etc.

  •  Intermittent pain that radiates from the flanks to the groins or to the genital area or inner thigh (known as renal colic). It is commonly accompanied by urinary urgency, restlessness, hematuria, nausea, sweating,etc. It is typically comes in waves like manner and lasting 20 to 60mts beginning in the lower back and often radiating to the groin or genitals. The site of the pain depends upon the site of the obstruction.
  •  There may be burning sensation or urgency while urinating.
  •  It it is large enough it will bleeding through urinary tract.
  •  Fever and chills also associated.
  •  Pain in the bladder at the time of running, and jumping,etc.

What are the causes and risk factors?

  •  Poor fluid intake-Poor fluid intake and hot climate will lead to dehydration and further concentration of the urine and allowing forming calculi. Dehydration and less fluid intake also reduce urine volume.
  •  Alcohols- Chronic alcoholism will lead to dehydration and further increase the cause for stone formation. Beverages like brandy, beer, etc will lead to increasing the level of purine, etc.
  •  Use of medicines- Use of excess diuretics, calcium containing antacids, excess vitD and A.
  •  Due to some diseases- Like reflux, medullary spongy kidney, UTI, renal tubular acidosis, etc.
  •  Animal protein- High intake of dietary animal proteins, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, and high fructose corn syrup, grape fruit juice, etc.
  •  Oxalate– High intake of oxalate's and low fluid intakes.
  •  Fluoridationof drinking water
  •  High calcium intake– The majority of the kidney stones are made up of calcium. So high level of calcium in the urine also a risk factor. Persons who takes supplementary calcium have high risk of developing kidney stones.

Mutra Ashmari (Urinary Calculi) and its Ayurved Management
In Ayurved treatment is explained in two ways.

  •  First stage - Medical management (Shamana and Sodhana)- good prognosis management with medicines and diet managements
  •  Second Stage - Surgical management

Ayurvedic Treatment for Urinary calcui/ Mutra ashmari @ DrGarje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

At Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic we are doing treatments with only by Medical management

Treatment mainly based on the characters of Dosha, condition of the disease, and patient. It consist of diet and drug designed to reduce the risk factors of stone production. It is indicated in all patients for preventing recurrence after stone is passed or removed by surgery.

Shodhana therapy
Snehana and Swedana, Snehapanam, local Dhara, Avagaha sweda, Virechana, etc.

  •  Medicines that are penetrative (teekshna ushna) & break the kidney stones (Ashmari bhedana)
  •  Diuretics (mutrala dravyas) which help flush out small sized stones from the kidney
  •  Watery food intake
  •  Sufficient water intake
  •  Coolants (sheetala upachara) & remedies to balance the vata dosha

Basically, Ayurveda keeps Dosha imbalance as the foundation to treat renal calculus easily and successfully.