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A kidney stone also known as a renal calculus (from the Latin ren, "kidney" and calculus, "pebble") is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine. Urinary stones are typically classified by their location in the kidney (nephrolithiasis), ureter (ureterolithiasis), or bladder (cystolithiasis), or by their chemical composition (calcium-containing, struvite, uric acid, or other compounds). Kidney stones are a significant source of morbidity. 80% of those with kidney stones are men. Men most commonly experience their first episode between age 30–40 years, while for women the age at first presentation is somewhat later.
Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms. If stones grow to sufficient size (usually at least 3 millimeters (0.12 in)) they can cause obstruction of the ureter. Ureteral obstruction causes postrenal azotemia andhydronephrosis (distension and dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces), as well as spasm of the ureter. This leads to pain, most commonly felt in the flank(the area between the ribs and hip), lower abdomen and groin (a condition called renal colic). Renal colic can be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever,blood in the urine, pus in the urine, and painful urination. Renal colic typically comes in waves lasting 20 – 60 minutes, beginning in the flank or lower back and often radiating to the groin or genitals. The diagnosis of kidney stones is made on the basis of information obtained from the history, physical examination, urinalysis, and radiographic studies. Ultrasound examination and blood tests may also aid in the diagnosis.
The hallmark of stones that obstruct the ureter or renal pelvis is excruciating intermittent pain that radiates from the flank to the groin or to the genital area and inner thigh. This particular type of 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, blood in the urine, sweating, nausea and vomiting. It typically comes in waves lasting 20 – 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 the nausea and vomiting that are also common inurolithiasis.Postrenal azotemia and hydronephrosis can be observed following the obstruction of urine flow through one or both ureters.
Dietary factors that increase the risk of stone formation include low fluid intake, and high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose andhigh fructose corn syrup, oxalate, grapefruit juice, apple juice, and cola drinks.
Rather than having to undergo treatment, it is best to avoid kidney stones in the first place when possible. It can be especially helpful to drink more water, since low fluid intake and dehydration are major risk factors for kidney stone formation. We develop special medical plan and treatment, to expel and to decrease the likelihood of developing further kidney stones.; depending on the cause of the kidney stones and an individual's medical history.
According to Ayurveda, improper diet and lifestyle leads to aggravation of all three doshas (Ayurvedic humors) and impairment of the digestive fire, causing formation of toxins (ama) in the body. These toxins travel down the channels carrying urine, where aggravated doshas combine with it, causing its crystallization and leading to the formation of kidney stones.
Our Treatment for kidney stones aims at identifying the types of stones (calcium oxalate, Struvite Stones, Uric Acid stone, Congenital (hyperoxaluria type 1and cystinuria), reason of formation, repair the damaged kidney tissues by expelling the stones and at the same time, stop its formations. Our medicines do scrapping action, do fragmentation and dissolve calculi stones and at the same time, heal the nephrons . This therapy helps promote the micro blood circulation in the damaged kidney tissues, so as to supply more blood and oxygen to improve the self-cure and stop scaring of kidney tissues. With our medicines, there is no danger of recurrence of kidney stones. A patient come to know about the improvement in your ultrasound test after having our medicines. We have success of dissolving stones of diameter 27mm, without any need of going under knife.
In this today’s era of e-services, patients can avail free counselling from us through telephone or online query for all kinds of chronic and acute ailments and medicines are delivered at the doorstep of the patients in complete privacy. Our expert doctors’ in-depth knowledge, experience and four-tier evaluation and counselling criteria, enables patients to have customized treatment besides saving time in critical medical conditions. Personalized diet and post treatment follow up is taken regularly by our Technical Exerts to monitor the progress of patients. However, if it is convenient for patients, they can visit any of Information Centers after taking prior appointment. We also have full-fledged team of doctors and arrangements at Amritsar OPD to cater to the rush of patients.