Kidney stones are solid, pebble-like piece of material that can form in one or
both of kidneys when there are high levels of certain minerals are present in the
urine. Majority of the times, they contain calcium oxalate but may also have
other compounds. Many times, the stones may be small and pass unnoticed
through the urinary tract, but rarely they can also grow to the size of a golf ball
and cause extreme pain and may be difficult to pass and cause various other
These symptoms include severe pain in the groin and/or side, blood in urine, vomiting and nausea, white blood cells or pus in the urine, reduced amount of urine excreted, burning sensation while urinating, constant urge to urinate, fever and chills in case of an infection. Kidney stones that remain inside the body can also lead to many complications, including blockage of the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder, which obstructs the path that urine uses to leave the body. Stones frequently occur in people who drink less than the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. When there is not enough water to dilute the uric acid, a component of urine, the urine becomes more acidic, that leads to the formation of kidney stones.
Kidney stones are more common in males than females, and between the ages of 30 and 50 years. Certain medications and long-term use of Vitamin D and calcium supplements cause high calcium levels, which can contribute to kidney stones. Other risk factors include diets that are high in protein and sodium but low in calcium, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, high blood pressure, and conditions that affect how calcium is absorbed in the body such as gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic diarrhea.
Homeopathic medicines can be given to pass small kidney stones, or due to recurrence of stones or wherein surgery is not required are. Few homeopathic medicines that are given in such cases are:
Berberis vulgaris- Main remedy for renal colic, especially when the pain is on the left side and extends from kidney to urethra, with urging to urinate. If the symptoms are similar, then it can also cure pain on the right side
Ocimum Can-Sudden, agonising and twisting pain that makes the individual scream and groan; red urine with brick dust or white sediments. Urine turbid, red, and bloody
Calc carb- Renal colic when formation of stone is due to uric acid
Urtica urens- Stone in the kidney. Urine thick. It expels gravel and stone from the kidneys
Terebinthina- Violent burning and cutting pain when passing urine. Burning in urethra. Blood and albumin in urine. It is said to prevent stones and dissolve the same as well. Urine red, brown, black or smoky in appearance.