Can Homeopathy Cure Kidney Cysts?
A kidney cyst is a liquid-packed sac that grows in the kidneys. Such cysts are either single or multiple in quantity. Usually, they aren’t harmful. Some are so small that even a microscope can’t trace them while a few are so large like a tennis ball and such cysts can press other closer organs and cause pain. Apart from allopathic medicines, homeopathic medicine for kidney cyst is also useful and also comes with fewer side effects.
In this article, let us see the homeopathic treatment for polycystic kidney disease and kidney cyst(s).
What Are Kidney Cysts?
It is a fluid-filled bag that develops in the kidneys. A person might be affected with 1 cyst or many cysts in 1 kidney and single or multiple cysts in 2 kidneys.
Cysts are divided into 2 types;
- Simple cysts and
- Polycystic kidney disease
1. Simple Cyst
The former are the ones that develop on the kidneys. They have small walls and fluid that’s like water within the thin walls. These do not obstruct the functions of kidneys or damage them.
2. Polycystic Kidney Disease
The second type is polycystic kidney disease (PKD) which is inherited. This condition is usually associated with the formation of multiple cysts on the kidneys. As they develop, they can cause harm to kidneys.
They usually don’t show symptoms and one may not know their presence unless one gets scanned for them.
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Symptoms Of Kidney Cysts
A simple cyst may not have any symptoms. But, when the cyst is large or is infected, it can have the below symptoms;
- Pain on the back or side amidst the pelvis and ribs (generally, the pain is mild, however, can turn severe if the cyst explodes)
- Pain in the upper abdomen
- Swelling of the belly
- More urination than normal
- Presence of blood in the urine
- Dark urination
On the other hand, PKD has these signs and symptoms mentioned below;
Causes Of Kidney Cysts
Clinicians do not know what exactly leads to the formation of simple kidney cysts. However, they have a few likely elucidations. For instance, each kidney comprises nearly a million tiny tubules that gather urine. Cysts could begin to develop when a tube is blocked, swollen, and filled with fluid. Another likelihood is that cysts begin when pouches known as diverticula manifest in weakened regions of the tubules and fill with liquid.
At one age, the chances of getting kidney cysts are higher. According to doctors, nearly 25% of people in the ages of 40 have these cysts. Men have more chances of forming cysts in comparison to women.
Coming to the cause of PKD it is genetic.
Homeopathic Medicine For Kidney Cyst
According to homeopathy treatment, a person is whole and so the treatment is holistic. The treatment focuses on a full examination of health and takes into account the past medical history of a person too. Following the same procedure, homeopathy while treating kidney cysts takes into consideration the whole health of a person and suggests medicines and treatment for kidney cysts.
Below are the common medicines prescribed for kidney cysts;
It is the commonly prescribed medication for kidney cysts and is effective when cysts lead to a waxen appearance, excessive thirst, paleness, dropsy, and diarrhea. Dark urine with a high quantity of albumen will also be reduced with this remedy.
Kidney cysts also lead to muscle pains and tiredness and this medication is highly useful in treating them.
Kidney cysts that lead to cardiovascular symptoms like feeble pulse are treated using this homeopathy medicine. Scanty and dark urine, rheumatic pains, frail circulation, and weakness of the stomach associated with kidney cysts can also be treated.
The other kidney cysts remedies in homeopathy consist of belladonna, plumbum, Apocynum, cantharis, and glonoine.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Polycystic Kidney Disease
Below are the medicines suggested by homeopathy for PKD.
- Serum Anguillae
- Plumbum met
- Kali chloricum
- Digitalis purpurea
- Cuprum aceticum
- Arsenic alb
- Apis mel
Other Tips To Prevent Kidney Cysts
- Try to eat a diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Ensure high-protein food reaches your stomach.
- Lower intake of animal protein and salt.
- Stay away from strenuous exercises and physical activities. Avoid abdominal trauma.
- Keep blood pressure in control.
- Check for urinary tract infections.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Get your kidneys tested often.
If you are in doubt that you have kidney cysts, contact the expert homeopathic doctor and get a homeopathic medicine for kidney cyst.