Ayurvedic treatment for Ureteric stones

Ureteric stones

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Ureteric stones

URETERIC STONES AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

When stones reach ureter, depending on the size of the stone, it may come out or it may obstruct the flow of urine. It is better to consult a doctor for his opinion. Ureteric stones may cause hydronephrosis also. Medical supervision is must in these conditions 

Ureteric stones are removed using a technique called as hydrotherapy, which includes ingestion of plenty of fluids by drinking or being injected. This technique helps push the stones out of the ureter and urinary tract. Another technique called as shock wave lithotripsy is also recommended and commonly used, which includes emitting high frequency sound waves from outside the body through an equipment to break stones into small pieces. This technique allows the broken stones to naturally pass through the urinary tract and outside the body.2 

In Ayurveda, the management of kidney stones (mutrashmari ) has many different approaches, including surgical management. However, before proceeding for surgical or invasive techniques, there are some oral medications that Ayurveda recommends, which have specific pharmacological properties of Chedana (Cutting /Breaking), Bhedana (Splitting), Lekhana (Scarification) and Mutrala (Diuretic) for alleviating pain and disintegrating the stones. These include:4

  • Ghrita (Medicated ghee)
  • Taila (Medicated oil)
  • Paneeya Kshara (medicated Alkali preparation)

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar), in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Purana Shali (Old rice), Kushmanda (White gourd), Patola (pointed gourd), Talaphala (Toddy palm), Urvaru (Cucumber), Khajura etc. are all good in Mutra vikaras (Diseases pertaining to urinary tract)

  • Increase consumption of certain vegetables, certain cereals, certain fruits, coconut water, lemon juice and butter milk
    • Vegetables that are good for you: Carrots, Karela (Bitter gourd), Potatoes, Radish, Pumpkin
    • Cereals that are good for you: Barley, Moong dal, Horsegram
    • Fruits that are good for you: Bananas, Lemon, Apricots, Plums, Apple, Almonds
  • Avoid consumption of certain vegetables, certain cereals, certain fruits, coffee, cashew nuts and chocolates
    • Vegetable to avoid: Brinjal, Beans, Lady finger, Capsicum, Tomato, Cucumber, Palak
    • Cereals to avoid: Fine wheat flour (Maida), Oat meal, Bran
    • Fruits to avoid: Black Grapes, Amla, Kiwi, Strawberries, Chickoo

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Indulge in regular exercises to remain fit
  • Avoid daytime sleeping (diwaswap)
  • Avoid suppressing your natural urge to urinate (vegdharan)

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of kidney-diseases and/or ureteric stones without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for kidney-diseases and/or ureteric stones, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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