Homeopathic Management of Nephrolithiasis with Hydroureteronephrosis: A Case Report
Nephrolithiasis is the most common chronic kidney condition. In India, approximate 50% of the population is affected with renal calculi, which may end up to renal damage or loss of kidney function. The fundamental cause for all stones is supersaturation of urine with respect to the stone components; factors affecting solubility include urine volume, pH, and total solute excretion. Recurrence is the rule after a first stone, in the absence of preventive treatment. Probability of recurrence for idiopathic calcium stones after the initial event is 40–50% at 5 years and 50–60% by 10 years. Whereas homoeopathic literature has mentioned many remedies for nephrolithiasis, still there is paucity of evidence-based studies. Case summary- The patient was treated with constitutional homoeopathic medicines-lycopodium 0/1, 16 doses up to Lycopodium 0/4 16 doses each. Follow-up imaging at 5 months showed complete resolution of the nephrolithiasis with hydroureteronephrosis. This case report highlights the importance of repertorization in individualised homoeopathic prescription as a promising complementary or alternative therapy.
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