Types of kidney stonesRespected doctors,
1. How many types of kidney stones are there.
2. How to determine that a patient has which type of kidney stone.
3. Are there different remedies to treat different types of stones or there is a general remedy for all types of stone.
apnasi on 2010-03-14
There are several types of kidney stones based on the type of crystals of which they consist. The majority are calcium oxalate stones, followed by calcium phosphate stones. More rarely, struvite stones are produced by urea-splitting bacteria in people with urinary tract infections, and people with certain metabolic abnormalities may produce uric acid stones or cystine stones.
The diagnosis of a kidney stone can be confirmed by radiological studies or ultrasound examination; urine tests and blood tests are also commonly performed. When a stone causes no symptoms, watchful waiting is a valid option. In other cases, pain control is the first measure, using for example non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids. Using soundwaves, some stones can be shattered into smaller fragments (this is called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy). Sometimes a procedure is required, which can be through a tube into the urethra, bladder and ureter (ureteroscopy), or a keyhole or open surgical approach from the kidney's side. Sometimes, a tube may be left in the ureter (a ureteric stent) to prevent the recurrence of pain. Preventive measures are often advised such as drinking sufficient amounts of water, although the effect of many dietary interventions has not been rigorously studied.
There is every possibility of ensuring that the Kidney Stone is passed out successfully. Berberis Vulgaris 6c in the Wet dose taken twice daily will slowly dissolve the Calculus and when acute pain is felt about a week after starting this therapy which will indicate that it is lodged in the Ureter Colocynthis 200 is taken in the Dry dose. 6 pellets are slipped under the tongue and this usually results in the stone being expelled into the bladder and shortly afterwards down the Urethra.
Please note that this process is acutely painful and it is best to be prepared for this eventuality by having some powerful analgesic like Ponstan at hand. An antibiotic like Ciprofloxacin can be also taken immediately afterwards, after consulting a doctor to prevent further infection as both the Ureter and the Urethra will be lacerated. Bleeding can also be expected with Urine for a few days.
Please visit the link below for a case record of a patient who expelled a Calculus a few weeks ago.
♡ Joe De Livera last decade
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