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Urinary Stone

The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. These organs work together to produce, transport, store, and excrete urine, the yellowish fluid that contains waste products removed from the blood. Urine contains the by-products of our body's metabolism, salts, toxins, and water. For instance, blood, protein, or white blood cells in the urine may indicate injury, infection, or inflammation of the kidneys. Glucose in the urine may be an indication of diabetes.

Problems in the urinary system can be caused by ageing, illness, or injury. As you get older, changes in the kidneys' structure cause them to lose some of their ability to remove wastes from the blood. Also, the muscles in your ureters, bladder, and urethra tend to lose some of their strength. You may have more urinary infections because the bladder muscles do not tighten enough to empty your bladder completely. A decrease in strength of muscles of the sphincters and the pelvis can also cause incontinence, the unwanted leakage of urine. Illness or injury can also prevent the kidneys from filtering the blood completely or block the passage of urine.

Urinary stones are generally formed by calcium, phosphates or oxalates. The main parts of the urinary tract are the kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra. The stones are formed primarily in the kidney and sometimes remain there without being noticed for a long time. In certain circumstances they are slowly dissolved or dislodged and come down, and during this process, they become lodged in a narrow part of the tract, giving rise to excruciating pain.
Stones are formed in the body because of vayu. It creates a type of dryness I the body because of which the chemicals start accumulating over the nucleus, that ultimately takes the shape of a stone. At times the entire kidney is filled with these stones and it becomes calcified and stops functioning. If urine is not excreted through the kidneys or excreted in small quantities, uremia sets in and causes many complications. The same phenomenon takes place if a piece of stone gets lodged in ureter or bladder.The patient experiences pain in the lumber region of the kidneys at the back of the body.

What causes Urinary stones?

Urinary stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone-forming substances in the urine. The most common type of kidney stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. Other chemical compounds that can form stones in the urinary tract include uric acid and the amino acid cystine.

Dehydration from reduced fluid intake or strenuous exercise without adequate fluid replacement increases the risk of kidney stones. Obstruction to the flow of urine can also lead to stone formation. In this regard, climate may be a risk factor for urinary stone development, since residents of hot and dry areas are more likely to become dehydrated and susceptible to stone formation.

Urinary stones can also result from infection in the urinary tract; these are known as struvite or infection stones.

Herbs which is useful :

Chandan (Santalum album):

When Sandalwood is used for urinary problems, it is usually given in combination with other drugs that flush out or disinfect the urinary system.

Actions : Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, astringent, bactericidal (aureus pyogenes), and carminative properties have found use with a number of digestive and genito-urinary problems.

It is used for purifying for bladder infections, cystitis, kidney or bladder inflammation or congestion, pelvic and prostrate congestion.
In Asian medicine Sandalwood is also used for abdominal pain, burning sensation, difficulty in swallowing, stomach pain, headache, abnormal thirst, and vomiting. Folk uses include treatment of heat and sunstroke, gonorrhea, and excessive sex drive.

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Shilajeet (Mineral Pitch, Asphaltum):

Shilajeet is a compact mass of bituminous substance ejected from crevices of rocks in the lower Himalayas, and Nepal, during hot weather.

Action: Diuretic, alterative, anodyne, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cholagogue, disinfectant, expectorant, intestinal antiseptic, mildly laxative, lithotriptic, parasiticide, rejuvenative, respiratory stimulant, and tonic.

Shilajit is an effective tonic for anemia, general debility and urinary problems. It is used as an antiseptic in parasitic diseases of the skin; a paste is locally applied to relieve rheumatic pain in joints, and in paralysis. 

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Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris):

Action: Diuretic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, lithotriptic, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic

This herb is used in the treatment of urinary disorders and impotence, Kidney diseases and gravel, diseases of the genito-urinary system, calculus affections, gout etc. It is also useful for uterine disorders, diseases of the heart, and many other conditions.
Ayurveda practitioners consider this herb to be very valuable in improving vitality. It revitalizes the emaciated human system. It strengthens the postpartum woman.
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Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa): 

This herb is found in India. This is one of the prized ayurvedic herbs.
It contains an alkaloid punarnavine. The herb is a diuretic that acts on the glomeruli of the kidney through increasing the heart-beats and strengthening and raising the blood pressure as a result.

Action: It is bitter, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, laxative, rejuvenative, stomachic.
Root- anthelmintic, febrifuge, purgative.

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Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): 

Action: Diuretic, alterative, antiperiodic, bitter tonic, febrifuge
This herb is used in seminal weakness and urinary affections. It is also a valuable tonic. Other applications of this herb include: fever, gout, jaundice, torpidity of the liver, skin diseases, secondary syphilis, rheumatism, constipation, tuberculosis, and leprosy. It is a blood purifier and is useful in the treatment of immune diseases. It is also being proposed for cancer patients before and after chemotherapy.
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Diet :

Hot spices are to be strictly avoided. The patient should be given as much water as possible to drink. Fresh lemon juice, fresh coconut water, orange juice, sugarcane juice and pineapple juice are extremely useful in this condition. The patient should be given fruits like apple, grapes, peaches and plums in good quantity.

Life Style :

The patient should not expose himself to sun or heat. Excessive perspiration takes away lot of water from the body and the urine thus becomes concentrated. Passage of this concentrated urine through the urinary tract causes irritation and gives rise to burning sensation.

Yoga to relief Urinary disorder : 

Gomukhasana (Cow's face pose)
Pawanmuktasana (The knee to chest)
Ardha Matsendra Asana (Half spinal twist)

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