Kidney Stone: It is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals. At the same time, single/multiple stones can be in the kidney /ureter. They are small pebbles of salt and mineral in the urine.
Calcium stones are more common. Mostly, they are occur in men b/w ages 20-30 yrs. Calcium when combine with other substances, then it forms stone.
Oxalate is also very common, present in certain foods like spinach. Also, it is found in Vit-C supplements. Mainly,these stone is risky in small intestine diseases.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q.1) What exactly is Kidney stone?
Ans.- It’s a solid mass formed from those substances which becomes highly concentrated and crystallize due to insufficient urine volume. Mainly stone- forming substances are calcium, oxalate, uric acid, phosphate.
Q.2) How dangerous are Kidney stones?
Ans.- It can cause damage if they are in repetitions/ serious infections/ kidney blockage for a long time. Prolong kidney stones can lead kidneys to stop working.
Q.3) How common are Kidney stones?
Ans.- One in ten people are facing this issue. Peak age for stones is between 20-50 years.
Q.4) How lifestyle can cause kidney stones?
Ans.- Lifestyle is the main reason for developing kidney stones in our body such as intake of less amount of water and fluids, more animal protein diets,sea-foods, more intake of Oxalate and calcium rich foods, antibiotics, other kidney diseases, etc.
Q.5) How kidney stones are related to Ayurveda disease?
Ans.- In Ayurveda, kidney stones are commonly called as Ashmari which is generally classified according to signs and symptoms of vata, pitta and kapha.
Q.6) Is there any proper cure for kidney stones in Ayurveda?
Ans.- Yes, Ayurveda includes treatment which includes Panchakarma procedures like snehapana, bashpa sweda, virechana in it.With this procedure it also includes shamana chikitsa in which certain ayurvedic drugs and their formulations are generally included.
Q.7) How Kidney stones are generally diagnosed?
Ans.- It is mainly diagnosed by ultrasound, CT-scan,MRI. Also, it includes lab tests like blood tests and urine tests which mainly detect oxalate/calcium crystals or other causing crystals and substances.
Q.8) Can drugs intake cause kidney stones in our body?
Ans.- Yes, certain antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, sulfa antibiotics, diuretics, high blood pressure medications, HIV and AIDS drugs, etc. Can develop kidney stones in our body.
Q.9) How intake of water can help to lessen kidney stones?
Ans.- Drinking plenty of water mainly helps to overcome dehydration and it helps to urinate properly which helps to function nephrons in kidney and slowly-slowly it helps to urinate some amount of crystals/stones from body with urine.
Q.10) What are the types of kidney stones?
Ans.- Most common type of kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones. Various other stones are also form kidney stones like calcium phosphate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones, cystine stones.