FAQ
What are Kidney Stones?
 
Kidney stones are a common and painful medical problem. Kidney stones are formed when salts in the urine precipitate and form solid material bound together by a protein matrix. Common components are Calcium, Oxalate, Megnesium, Ammonium, Phosphate and Uric Acid.
 
What do Kidney stones look like?
 
Kidney stones may be small or large and either smooth or jagged. They are usually yellow or brown.
 
Where are the stones present?
 
The stones may be in the Kidney, ureter or the urinary bladder.
 
What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
 
Pain
Blood in urine
Fever and chills
Vomiting
Urine smells bad or looks cloudy (pus in urine)
A burning feeling when urinating
 
Is it a serious disease & what are its complications?
 
Yes, it is a serious disease with many complications like pain, infection, kidney damage and kidney failure if timely treatment is not done.
 
Are kidney stones common in India?
 
Yes, Kidney stones are very common in India and states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Uttarkhand and some parts of Uttar Pradesh fall in the global stone belt. this can be due to climatic reason ans food habits.
 
What test will be required before treatment?
 
Before treatment, blood and urine tests, X-rays KUB and IVP and ECG are done to determine the type of stone, function ofthe kidney as well as to ensure safety of the patient. Some patients may need other tests like ultrasound, Renal DPT scan, CTscan, MR!, etc.
 
Can Desi treatment help?
 
Many claims have been made of removal of stones with Desi medicines. For those who wish to try them we suggest to adopt it scientifically by assessment every two weeks and continue Desi medicines only if some progress is observed and there is no stress on the kidney. Single kidney patients and those at risk of kidney damage should not take the risk of trying slow treatment methods. In our opinion most stones larger that 4 to 6 mm require intervention.
 
Is conventional surgery still required for stones?
 
Only few patients may need open surgery.
 
What will it cost?
 
The cost of Lithotripsy treatment varies depending on the nature and type of the kidney stones.

 

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