Kidney stones also called renal calculi and urolithiasis, have become a painfully common occurrence, especially in adults. Ayurveda terms kidney stone as Asmari or Mutrãsmarior Sarkkara, which can be translated as hard materials or stones formed in the urinary system. These stones are pebble-like solids containing salts and minerals that originate from concentrated urine in the kidneys. Although termed kidney stones, this condition can affect any part of your urinary system – your kidneys, urinary tract, or even urinary bladder.
From Occurrence to Ayurvedic Treatment of Kidney Stones
Many studies indicate that adults have about 10% chance of being affected by a kidney stone, with men having a higher propensity for developing complications than women. However, over the recent years, this condition has also become increasingly common among the infants-to-teenagers age group. A family history of kidney stone, dietary habits, geographical location, ethnicity, obesity, and even underlying diseases increase the risk of developing kidney stone.