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Case study on Renal calculi

Renal calculi refer to the stones formed in the urinary system. The urinary system includes kidney, ureter and bladder. Most of stones are formed from the calcium oxalate and will be in kidney or ureters. It is associated with the pain in abdomen, groin area or flank. Urinary issues with nausea vomiting are the common symptoms of renal calculi. If the urine is not being eliminated properly because of the stones it leads to hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis is nothing but the swelling of kidney due to building-up of urine.

Patient at VHG:

A male patient, 48 years old came with complaints of abdominal pain and urinary issues. His Ultrasonography reports showed Grade -1 Hydro Uretero- nephrosis of left kidney due to an UVJ (Uretero-Vesicular junction Calculus).

Interventions:

He was suggested Ayurvedic medicines after the consultation. He was advised strict Diet and underwent yoga therapy for 5 days. He followed Yoga therapy later at home. He strictly followed a diet as per the advice. His pain and discomfort reduced gradually after taking the medicines for 3 months.

Reports :CT of Abdomen & Pelvis (plain)

In April 2023

Right kidney – normal in size & attenuation.
No calculus or obstructive uropathy.
Left kidney – normal in size & attenuation.
Grade 1 hydronephrosis is noted due to an UVJ (Uretero-vesicle junction) calculus measuring 5*3mm

In July 2023

Right kidney – normal in size & attenuation
No calculus or obstructive uropathy.
Left kidney – normal in size and attenuation.
No evidence of calculi or hydronephrosis seen. Left ureter appears normal, no dilatation/calculus seen.
Urinary bladder appears normal, no UVJ calculus seen.
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Conclusion :

Integrative approach of Ayurveda, diet and yoga helped the patient to recovery from Renal stone.

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