Kidney stones are hard, abnormal concretions composed of mineral salts which can lie in the kidney, ureters or urinary bladder. Kidneys are vital organs that filter blood and help urine formation. Ureters are tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder. The urinary bladder is a sac that acts like a reservoir for holding urine until it is voided outside the body through the urethra. Urethra is the lower part of the urinary system

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through which urine seeks its path outside the body from the urinary bladder. Kidney stones affect more men than women. The causes include decreased water intake, increase intake of protein, calcium, sodium, sugar or urinary tract infection. Diets rich in oxalates such as spinach, tomato, cabbage, coffee, chocolates, tea, blackberries, strawberries, beetroot and nuts also predispose a person to kidney stones. Excessive vitamin C, vitamin D and uric acid also increase the risk of kidney stone formation. Familial disposition is also a factor in developing kidney stones.

Symptoms of Kidney Stone
Kidney stones may lie silently in the kidney without any symptom. Severe pain with other associated symptoms appear when the stone tries to enter the ureter from the kidney or from the ureter into the urinary bladder or when it tries to pass down from the urinary bladder  to the urethra. Pain caused by kidney stones is felt in the flanks (outer side of lower abdomen), lower back and often extends to the groin area (area where abdomen and thighs join) or genitals. The urine may contain blood or pus.  Painful urination or urgency to urinate may also be present. Nausea and vomiting is yet another symptom associated with kidney pain.
Homeopathy a Safe and Effective Cure for Kidney Stone
Homeopathy is without doubt the best treatment mode to follow to get rid of kidney stones. Homeopathic medicines for kidney stone are dual action remedies which are natural and safe.some of them are,
Berberis vulgaris
Lycopodium
Ocimum sanc
Hydrangea 
Cantharis 
Etc.
First, they help remove the stones present in the urinary tract either by crushing them into fine sand-like particles or in a few cases, in the intact state. Secondly, they hold the promise of completing removing the tendency towards stone formation in the future. While selecting the appropriate Homeopathic medicine for kidney stone, the side affected is considered along with the pain and associated symptoms. The colour of sand particles in urine helps to further refine the search.  Although kidney stones can be safely handled with properly selected Homeopathic medicines, care should be taken when the size of the stone is very large and it gets impacted in the ureter leading to hydronephrosis that calls for surgical intervention to prevent kidney damage.

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