Introduction: kidney stones or renal calculi are one of the most common and distressing disorder among urinary disorders and leading reasons of abdominal pain. kidney stone pain has a characterstic feature that it make a person rolls in his/her bed and is very excrutiating. A stone in your kidney is an irregularly-shaped crystal or solid mass that can be small as the size of grain or up to the size of a golf ball. Renal calculi are the hard deposits that are made of accumulation of minerals and salts.
Depending on the size of your kidney stone or stones, people may not even realize that they have one. Even small stones can cause very severe pain as they exit the body through urinary tract. Certain factors responsible for the building up of kidney stone are diet, Composition of water (hard water) excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements. Often, formation of stones occurs when the urine becomes concentrated that allows the minerals to crystallize and stick together.
What Ayurveda says about kidney Stones:
Ayurveda has mentioned Kidney stone as ASHMARI. Ashmari is comprises of 2 words that is “Ashma” means a stone and “Ari” means enemy. And kidney stone is specifically termed as Moothrashmari (urolithiasis). Moothrashmari is a disease of Moothravahasrotas (urinary tract) that leads to formation of a stone or stones, resulting in severe excruciating pain as given by an enemy. Acharya Sushruta in our ancient Ayurvedic text explained two process of stone formation. First one is due to the stagnation and saturation of the urine forming crystal like substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid crystals. At the same time, urine may lack some substances that prevent crystals from sticking together that forms an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.
According to Ayurveda there is imbalance of vata dosha (elevation) that causes kapha elements in the body to dry out. This leads to kidney Stone.
Causes of Kidney stones:
- Less intake of water: Inadequate water intake makes it difficult to flush out toxins and minerals in urine leading to its accumulation and formation of kidney stones.
- Obesity: Large body size may result in rise of urine excretion of oxalates, calcium and uric acid. Therefore increase the risk of kidney stones.
- High protein and Sodium intake in Diet: Excessive amount of protein and sodium intake and lesser intake of water leads to lesser dilution and leads to accumulation of substances and therefore kidney stones.
- Chronic medications might be the cause.
- Sedentary Lifestyle: lack of exercise is becoming a habit. Exercising helps you to get rid of toxins that might accumulate and cause disease.
- Alcohol and caffeine: Regular intake of alcohol and caffeine dehydrates the body and makes it difficult to get rid of toxins from the body and their accumulation causes kidney stones.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Extreme pain in the lower abdomen that may radiate towards pelvic region and back.
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Change in color and consistency of urine.
- Nausea and vomiting along with pain
- Inability to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Cloudy urine and foul smelling
- Sometimes blood in urine
How to prevent Kidney stones:
- Add amla juice or Amla powder in your diet.
- Eat sugarcane and watermelon and other fruits as well
- Stay hydrated (3-4 liters of water)
- Includes liquids to the diet like buttermilk, coconut water, lemon water, barley water etc
- Regular exercise to get rid of toxins
- Adding herbs like Gokshur, punarnava, kulthi etc in lifestyle
Managing Kidney Stones with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
Gokshuru capsules are pure ayurvedic medicine which is very effective in kidney disorders as it has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the swelling of the abdomen. It also acts as diuretic which causes increased urine secretion from the body and removal of all the toxins. These capsules contain pure extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It provides effective result in acute & chronic kidney disease, chronic renal failure, cystitis, and urethritis, nephropathy, and urinary tract infections.
Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with normal water.
2. Kidney Care Tablet:
kidney plays an important role in keeping the whole body clean, well-fueled, strong and functioning properly. Kidney failure puts the body at risk, allowing waste to accumulate and damage the kidneys from inside. It is a good idea to do a kidney cleansing and keep a check on the health of the kidneys in your middle and old age. The toxins that buildup results in nausea or feeling sick to the stomach, lack of concentration and blood pressure changes are all symptoms of kidney failure.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
3. Kidney Care Churna:
The kidney care churna is prepared from herbs like Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), & Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). These herbs in combination show anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, analgesic, etc properties. Kidney care churna keep all kidney function tests (serum creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, chlorine, & uric acid), etc in normal range. The use of this churna reduces swelling in the body, remove kidney stones, deal with urinary tract infection, general weakness, & fatigue, etc related to kidney patients.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.
4. UTI Care Tablet:
UTI Care Tablets helps to treat Urinary tract infections along with the diseases related to kidney, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients which are Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), kalmi Shora (Pottasium nitrate), Naushadar (Ammonium chloride), Swarna Gairik (Red ochre), etc. UTI Care Tablets are also beneficial in kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, renal colic, burning sensation or pain during micturition, and Hypertension.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Detox Premium Powder:
The powder contains all the Ayurvedic herbs which strengthen the immune system of the body and prevents the various complications by potentiating immune system. The powder includes :
Parwal Pishti – Parwal pishti is prepared from Coral calcium. It is mainly used in Pitta related disorders and helpful in bleeding disorders. This pishti relieves Ama dosha and improves the digestion power. It also improves the strength and immunity.
Shukta Pishti – It is prepared from Pearl oyster shell. Shukta pishti pacifies Pitta and Kapha dosha. It is the best ant-acid and relieves the abdominal distention. Shukta pishti reduces the rashes on the arms and legs.
Giloy Satva–Giloy satva includes water-soluble extract of Giloy/Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia). It balances the aggravated pitta and acts as a mild-antipyretic, antacid, and immuno-modulator. It also reduces burning sensation in the hands, feet, and body.
Kamdudha Ras–According to Ayurveda principles, Kamdudha Ras has Sheeta Virya thus it is beneficial in every Pitta Roga classified in Ayurveda. It is beneficial in the symptoms like burning sensation, restlessness, bleeding tendencies, excessive thirst, and hot flashes, vomiting with yellowish or sour water.
Akik Pishti – Akik bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe vera and Rose water. It is used in General debility, Restlessness. It works well in loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling of excessive heat in the body.
Gandhak Rasayan – Gandhak Rasayan is a great antibacterial, antiviral ayurvedic medicine. It acts as an anti-pyretic, analgesic, & blood purifier.
Sutshekhar Ras–It is an important medicine used in Ayurveda, which acts on Pitta dosha and reduces the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sour taste of mouth, restlessness, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.