Homotoxicology and Pathology of the Urinary System

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The pathology of the urinary system is quite characteristic as it is often serious and deep from the organic point of view. In the therapeutic approach we should take into account the possible presence of tissue damage which is often serious and stabilized. Classical Homeopathy seems to rely too much on man's vital energy and on his correct reaction and therefore administers a single remedy. It activates the reaction, but, as it finds a tissue altered from the biochemical point of view (often also because of exogenous toxicating elements), it sometimes causes worsening reactions without any following real clinical improvement.

We should also avoid limiting our analysis to a local and momentary act, healing just the tissue and its reactive disorders. In this way allopathy tends to cause subsequent and deeper organic imbalances.

Homotoxicology may be considered as the global approach to the problem; it proposes a many-sided therapeutic strategy that takes into consideration at least 5 elements:

1. Evaluation of the causative factor concerning the matter:

- prescription of a specific nosode with selective immunologic activation.

2. Evaluation of the damage's phase:

- prescription of a suitable cellular catalyst.

3. Evaluation of the kind of biochemical damage:

- prescription of a suitable cellular catalyst.

4. Evaluation of the organ causing the disease (not necessarily within the urinary system) and of the several organs involved in the pathology:

- prescription of suis organotherapeutics.

5. Evaluation of the specific characteristics and of the evolutive tendency of that disease in every particular patient:

- prescription of suitable and specific single remedies.

Every patient with specific involvement of the urinary system should be analyzed in this way; moreover, if it is possible, the Homotoxicological therapy should take into account all these elements.

Only if we are sure of the healing of the tissue damage or of its stabilization, will we be able to start a therapy of general stimulus on the patient's specific reactivity; this therapy is generally carried out applying the methods of classical homeopathy.

Inflammatory Illnesses of the Urinary System

Acute Illness

On Immunologic Basis

- Acute Glomerulonephritis

In this case the starting point is the inflammatory involvement of a lymphatic structure, which causes an abnormal immunologic response, if there is actually an unreactive basis.

Therefore, if we want to carry out a deep and really preventive therapy, we should take first of all into account the changing of the lymphatic system, which yields to the microbic colonization.

Quite often the basis of the lymphatic deficit must be looked for in a digestive metabolic problem; therefore a wise therapy should rebalance the pancreatic function according to the disease's phase, or correct a wrong diet often connected with an excessive rate of fats and carbohydrates.

On Infective Basis

- Acute Pyelonephritis

Generally in this case the starting point is an infection of the pelvic or abdominal organs. It is usually a toxic or metabolic change of the physiologic intestinal and urogenital bacterial flora; this change allows the flourishing of pathogenic agents; afterwards these agents damage also the renal parenchyma, because of the further fall of the tissues' natural defense. The first element we should take into consideration within a therapeutic strategy is the rebalancing of the physiologic bacterial flora thanks to the removal of some foci and the abstention from potentially toxic substances (antibiotics, vaccines, etc.).

Glomerulonephritis and pyelonephritis represent two specular aspects of the renal pathology: hyperreactivity and hyporeactivity. Glomerulonephritis develops quickly to a wrinkled kidney, whereas pyelonephritis has a quite long phase of renal hypertrophy.

Apart from the microbe, they represent two different reactive ways on the renal level, so the therapeutic plan should always take into account the nature of the disease and the required remedies, in order to act in a deep and physiological way.

Chronic Illnesses

Although the renal inflammatory chronic disease shows the same antatomic and pathologic aspects, it represents a morbid evolution that doesn't depend on etiologic or pathogenic agents; it develops because of specific and intrinsic tissue alterations. The most suited Homotoxicological therapy should be aimed at supporting the specific antidegenerative effort of the renal tissue and activate the specific organic functionality. When, through this therapy, the organ's sclerotic evolution has been arrested, the previously explained therapy will be applied taking into account the basic movements that increase the chronic event. The therapy of the two phases of the illness shouldn't be concomitant as it acts in two different ways. In the acute phase a basically vagotinizing therapy will be used in order to limit the damages connected to the inflammatory process; in the chronic phase, particularly when the process has developed, a sympathicotonizing therapy will be applied to reactivate the tissue functions.

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1. General Homotoxicological Remedies for Kidney and Urinary Diseases
2. st - Inflammatory Character

Apis Compositum

It's the remedy for kidney inflammations, particularly if they are acute or subacute. It contains remedies either for inflammations or for deep tissue alterations. It's a good remedy for acute or chronic glomerular affections that have inflammatory characteristics.

Apis

4X

Ignatia

4X

Mercuris corr. 5X

Nux mosc.

6X

Phosphorus

6X

Terebinthina 6X

Veratrum

4X

Apis-Homaccord

It's the remedy for the most acute phases of the inflammation coming before endothelial damage. It can eventually stop the evolution of acute glomerular nephritis, or at least limit its damage.

Apis 4X-10X-30X-200X-1000X

Apisinum 8X-30X

Scilla 4X-10X-30X

Tartarus 4X-10X-30X-200X

2nd Septic Character

Cantharis compositum

It's the remedy for acute and subacute inflations of the urinary tract with pains, spasm and clear inflammation. It is the homotoxicological antibiotic acting even in case of a serious infection on the urinary level.

In acute cases it is usually administered frequently and locally, subcutaneously on the level of the bladder or of the ureteral points.

Arsenicum a. 4X

Cantharis

4X

Hepar sulfur 6X

Mercurius sol. 4X

3rd - Spastic Character

Berberis-Homaccord

It's the remedy for acute spasms of the excretory tracts that usually have a lithiasic characteristic. It acts either on the renal or on the biliary level always leading to the solution of the painful colic. It should be administered in abundant doses (2-3vials together every 3-6 hours) subcutaneously on the level of the kidney area.

Berberis 4X-10X-30X-200X

Colocynthis 2X-10X-30X-200X

Veratrum 3X-10X-30X-200X

Plantago-Homaccord

It's the remedy for vesical problems with organic disorders on a highly neurogenic basis.

Belladonna 5X-10X-15X-30X-200X-1000X

Ignatia 6X-10X-30X-200X

Plantago 4X-10X-15X-30X-200X

4th- Degenerative Character

Reneel

This remedy has a mildly antispasmodic and antiflammatory action on the whole urinary system. Its specific effect is antisclerotic. It is particularly suited in any chronic kidney disease or degeneration apart from the origin.

Acidum nitricum 4X

Alumina

12X

Berberis

2X

Cantharis

5X

Causticum

4X

Pareira

3X

Plumbum ac.

6X

Sabal serr.

2X

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5th - General Action Remedies

Populus Compositum

This remedy acts widely on the urinary tract and has an antispasmodic, antiinflammatory and stimulating action on the excretory function. It is the basic remedy in case of nephrolithiasis and has a particular decongesting action on the urinary tract and the genitals; therefore it indirectly aids the good functioning of the urinary system.

Apis

3X

Baptisis

3X

Berberis

5X

Bucco

3X

Camphora

3X

Cantharis

5X

Capsicum

3X

Cubeba

3X

Cucurbita pepo 3X

Kreosotum

5X

Mercurius corr. 6X

Onosis

3X

Orthosiphon st. 3X

Petroselinum 3X

Populus tr. 0

Rubia

3X

Sabal serr. 0

Scilla

3X

Scrofularia 3X

Solidago

3X

Terebinthina 6X

Urtica

3X

Uva ursi

3X

Note how most of these remedies, particularly the most active, are contained in Populus comp.

Solidago Compositum

This remedy has a wide range of action; it contains several nuclei of remedies that act on different kinds of problems linked with the kidney and the urinary system. It's the main remedy for the stimulation and activation of kidney function.

Apisinum

8X

Argentum nitr.

6X

Arsenicum a.

28X

Baptisia

28X

Berberis

4X

Bucco

8X

Cantharis

6X

Capsicum

6X

Cuprum sulf.

6X

Equisetum hie.

4X

Hepar sulfur

10X

Mercurius co.

6X

Orthosiphon st. 6X

Pareira

6X

Pyrogenium

198X

Sarsaparilla

6X

Solidago

3X

Terebinthina

6X

Natrium pyruv.

10X

Coxsackie virus A9 8X

Colibacillium

13X

Pyelon

10X

Vesica Urinaria 8X

Urethra

10X

Ureter

* 10X
* 2. Suis Organs and Urinary System

Pyelon Suis

Its low dilutions are quite useful in chronic kidney diseases, lithiasis and in any impregnation or degenerative situation of the kidney pelvis. High dilutions are usually better suited to acute and inflammatory affections, in particular for: kidney colics, hydronephrosis, etc.

Ren Suis

Low dilutions directly stimulate the kidney function and are useful in the organ's degenerative phases, particularly when a preexistent hypertension is accompanied with nephrosclerosis. These dilutions are useful in any chronic kidney disease, in albuminuria, etc. High dilutions modulate the kidney function and are best suited for plethora, hypertension in the starting and weak phase, acute glomerulonephritis, hematuria.

Ureter Suis

Low dilutions stimulate the ureteral motility and are suited to cases of hydronephrosis, calculosis and generally in any chronic kidney disease.

High dilutions are indicated when there is basically an obstructive problem, that is when the reactive and somewhat harmful uretral activity should be regulated: prostatic hypertrophy, scarce vesical function, etc.

Vesica Urinaria Suis

Low dilutions stimulate the urinary excretion and are quite useful whenever we want to stimulate this excretion tract. They are useful in any chronic disease where the impregnation is prevailing, as well as in more specific pathologies (hydrophrenosis, chronic nephropathies, etc.). High dilutions are suited when the pathology in progress has stimulated or inflamed the bladder and the nearby organs; therefore these dilutions are useful in cases of: cystopyelitis, prostatic adenoma, bladder hypertrophy, etc.

3. Catalysts of the Krebs Cycle

Natrium Oxalaceticum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause a particular sensibility of the kidney tissue to every kind of pathogenic attack.

It is quite useful in acute and chronic inflammations of the urinary system with tendency to cysts, hemorrhages, calculi and evolution of nephrosclerosis. There's usually a pressure pain in the kidney region and a marked tendency to perspiration with a strong ammonia smell. There is also a frequent urination of small quantities of urine. Urine smells of sparrow-grass (asparagus).

It is useful also in case of kidney damages caused by excessive salt and strong spices, use of alcohol and medicines toxic for kidney, contact with insecticides and several chemical substances as, for example, sulphuric acid.

Natrium Pyruvicum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause alterations in the tissue reactivity to pathogenic attacks.

It is most useful in the recurrent and relapsing inflammations that lead to an eventual phase deepening. The administration of this intermediary catalyst reestablishes a correct tissue response and sets itself against acute and localized inflammations inclined to be relapsing and chronic

It is particularly suited for cystitis, urethritis and pyelonephritis that are always characterized by an intense and lingering bacteriuria and a bad urine smell. The germ concerned in the matter could be the tubercular microbacterium. It is also useful during or after a scarlet fever for the prevention and treatment of the kidney damage connected with it. The evolution of such affections in pyelitis, nephritis and nephrosis is quite frequent. It is a basically good stimulus also for lithiasic diathesis and kidney colics, particularly if caused by a cold. It is useful for the urinary sphincter atony or in general for incontinence.

It should be always used for papillomas and vesical carcinomas that start after repeated cases of acute cystitis.

It is well suited also for prostatitis and cancer in the prostate that develops in subjects with a tendency to inflammations in the pelvic region. This is the great homotoxicological remedy that starts useful, even if sometimes lively, Regressive vicariations. These vicariations should be joined with a careful emunctory stimulation.

Acidum Cis-Aconiticum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause a reduced resistance to sudden changes of temperature and a general sensibility or weakness that is the natural consequence of a basically allergic situation. On the urinary level there will be a tendency to chronic cystitis with sudden and periodical worsening, often, but not necessarily, connected with hemorrhages and calculi expulsion. Urine is abundant and clear.

Acidum Citricum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause alterations of the tubular function with a lacking reabsorption of the several metabolites and a tendency to develop a deficiency of the local defenses with consequently frequent cystitis from Escherichia coli, particularly during the summer. This remedy is therefore useful in metabolic disorders and uric diatheses that occur in subjects worsened by a too sedentary life. We could also have albuminuria, glycosuria and polyuria, even if there are no particular subjective symptoms.

Acidum Alpha Ketoglutaricum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause deficiencies of the deep organic sensitivity; therefore even serious illnesses can evolve to quite advanced phases without giving any sign of its presence. This physiological situation is typical in old age. The muscular function is particularly altered. This catalyst is suited in lumbagos that have a clearly renal origin, even if they always occur as arthrosis in usually oliguric patients without albumina or sugar in the urine.

This is the main remedy for kidney failure often with parenchymal alterations that are already visible through echography; these alterations are connected with a latent nephrosis that has developed for a long time and finally bursts out quite seriously.

Often these patients have quite rough calculi that show few symptoms. This remedy is very important even in many kinds of urinary incontinence, for muscular deficiency either in children or in old people.

There will be loss of urine with cough outburst, enuresis during the night and a difficult sphinteric control often connected with prostatic hypertrophy.

Barium Oxalaccinicum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause a particular deficiency of the tissue immunologic response with a tendency to polypoid and cancerous proliferations. This catalyst is useful for kidney diseases, even in an advanced phase, for the general clinical improvement (attenuation of headache, vomit, etc.) and for the stimulus on the level of metabolism and marrow. It has a certain spasmolithic and diuretic effect and it is therefore suited in nephrolithiasis. It has a trophic effect on urinary mucosas protecting it from the damages of the urine stagnation. It is a very important therapeutic complement in cases of vesical or prostatic cancer.

Acidum Succinicum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause a difficult recovery after debilitating illnesses, hemorrhages and dose pregnancies.

Often this situation occurs paraphysiologically in young children and old people. This catalyst is useful for cystitis, urethritis or relapsing prostatitis in a weakened subject. Sometimes the inflammatory process is located on the pyelic of renal level and can therefore cause quite serious cases of chronic nephritis.

Urine usually contains big quantities of bacteria and leukocytes. Cold worsens and sometimes sets off a clinical outline that is often characterized from the symptomatological point of view by pains in the kidney area.

This is the remedy for the kidney or vesical calculosis from stasis in an exhausted subject. It is also useful for prostatitis and urinary incontinence in old people.

Acidum Fumaricum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause arterial hypertension with face cyanosis and cold perspiration. This remedy is particularly suited for the prevention and treatment of the damages on the kidney level from arterial hypertension.

Often kidney calculi occur giving a lot of clinical problems such as pain and hemorrhages. This situation is often connected with a tubula damage with albuminuria and glycosuria. This remedy is therefore useful for cystopyelonephritis with retention for its trophi and stabilizing effect on the level of the urinary mucosas; this effect can be exploited also after operating damages, pain, etc. on the vesical level. It is important also for urinary retention in children. This remedy should be used in the treatment of tonsillary pharyngeal infective illnesses that tend to cause complications on the kidney level. It is a useful complement in the therapy of gonorrhea, scrotum eczema and other inflammations of the external genitals.

Acidum Malicum

Failures on the fundamental levels of the Krebs Cycle cause an altered mesenchymal reactivity with tendency to tissue impregnation and degeneration.

This remedy is quite useful for after effects of inflammatory renal diseases that tend to develop towards the organ's sclerosis either in the polyuric or in the oliguric phase that is characterized by urine with fetid or acetone smell. In this situation glycosuria is quite frequent.

It should be used also in case of chronic cystitis of uncertain origin with vesical incontinence and tenesmus.

There is always a pressure pain with headache in the lumbar region. Since the symptoms aren't actually marked, often patients come under our observation too late.

This remedy can be also considered as a complementary therapy in the vesical carcinoma that develops with a scarcely painful symptomatology.

4. Nosodes

Bacterium Coli

This nosode is very important for urinary affections particularly when there is scarce but frequent urination with pain and burning in the end. The renal region is usually painful and there is often tenesmus and hematuria. Urinary problems are always worsened by damp cold and drinking milk.

Bacterium Proteus

This is the fundamental nosode for cystitis and pyelonephritis characterized from the clinical point of view by violent urethral pains and stiffness in the kidney region; these affections are caused by wine, cold meats and salami and from excessive temperature.

Calculi Renales

It is an important nosode that should always be combined with the basic therapy in case of lithemic tendency, hypercalciuria and recurrent inflammation of the urinary tract.

Coxsackie Virus A9

This nosode is seldom used, but should be taken into consideration in case of damages to the urinary system after an influenza or if there is a certain tendency to develop inflammations within this system.

Cystopyelonephritis Nosode

This is a very important nosode that should be taken into consideration not only for consequences from inflammations of the urinary system but also when complex clinical outline starts on the urinary level. Sometimes it can be an extraordinary unblocking remedy.

Streptococcus Haemolyticus

It is the fundamental nosode in case of acute or chronic glomerular nephritis and in general in case of proteinuria, hematuria, cylindruria and olyguria with tendency to hyperazotemia.

5. Single Homeopathic Remedies With Specific Tropism for the Urinary System

Berberis

It's the main renal remedy for the stimulation of diuresis and kidney depuration. It is particularly suited either in case of nephrolithiasis (if particularly uratic) or in case of beginning renal insufficiency.

Kidney and ureteral pains starting in one point and spreading out everywhere; these pains are worsened by the least shake. Soreness and burning in the lumbar region.

Often there are also biliary and rheumatic pains connected with hyperuricemia and cutaneous symptoms (dry eczema, psoriasis, and itch).

This is also the key remedy for reduced diuresis: the whole clinical outline improves when the diuresis becomes more abundant.

- Oliguria, chronic kidney complaints with all the clinical symptoms connected (skin, joints or general symptoms). Kidney calculosis. Kidney and biliary colics.

Cantharis

It is the specific remedy for acute inflammations of the urinary tract: cystitis with urethitis, pain and burning before and after urination. Rising urinary infections with acute pains, suppuration, tenesmus, hematuria and following pyelonephritis outline. Moreover, this remedy is also useful in the acute phase of gonorrhea; there is actually urgency to urinate even if sometimes the effort is useless and urine is given out in drops mixed with blood and/or pus. This remedy is specific for vesical inflammations connected with paresis of spinal origin. Patients feel acute pain and burning also in the renal region. Often there is also a considerable colon-rectal inflammation with the same acute pains and burnings, tenesmus and suppuration.

Cutaneous reactions are quite frequent: burning vesicles and blisters.

Albuminuria, hematuria, cylindruria.

- Violent and acute diseases of the urinary system with tendency to inflammation and spreading out towards the lumbar region. There is often an inflammatory status on the rectal and pharyngeal level. There are blisters on the skin.

Capsicum

It is the typical remedy for acute inflammations with strong pain and hyperemia. This is often the case of plethoric subjects, intoxicated by alcohol or spicy food (what's more they desire these kinds of substances) and worsened by damp cold, even if local cold applications improve the acute painful symptoms.

There is vesical tenesmus with frequent, urgent and sometimes ineffective need to urinate. Cysto-urethral burnings and cramps while not urinating. Purulent and bleeding urethral secretion.

Patients are indolent and hyporeactive but irritable.

- Inflammation, tenesmus and vesical-urethral burning with marked local inflammation.

Cubeba

This remedy is well-known in popular medicine and is used in the treatment of general urethritis, particularly if from gonococcus.

It is the remedy for the subacute phase of the inflammatory process; it is useful when the symptoms are characterized by burning, even if occasional, at the end of urination with giving out of a dense yellowish substance. From the point of view of the subject there will be heaviness and burning on the inguinal level; it is worsened by physical effort and in bed during the night it is improved just moving a little.

It is a remedy useful in kidney disease caused by inflammations that have affected the whole urinary tree upward. The whole pelvic area is congested and sometimes testicles, rectum, vesica and vagina will be affected. Therefore there could be prostatitis, orchitis, vaginitis with irritating leucorrhea (it is particularly useful in little girl leucorrhea), enuresis during the night connected with inflammations, mucous diarrhea, etc. Mouth mucosas are generally involved and there will be tongue and gum aphthae, throat dryness and burning. Together with these symptoms there will often be cutaneous reactions (hives, papula, etc.).

Turbid urine, albuminuria, hematuria. Irritating urethral secretions.

Patients are usually bad tempered and tend to excerbate their character and behavior, maybe because of their serious inflammations.

- Subacute or chronic inflammations of the urinary tracts of infective origin often connected with enteric facts. Chronic pyelonephritis and general symptoms (regarding skin, joints and mucosas) connected with the kidney damage.

Cucurbita Pepo

It is the remedy for dysuria connected with uterine (pregnancy, fibro mas, etc.) or prostatic (hypertrophy problems. These problems are often connected with nausea, vomiting and several intestinal problems (parasitosis, dismicrobism).

- Dysuria connected with uterine/prostatic problems in patients with intestinal dismicrobism.

Cuprum Arsenicosum

This remedy is very useful for serious kidney renal insufficiency that causes neurologic symptoms, central symptoms in particular (epilepsy).

Renal insufficiency is usually connected with abdominal pains, diarrhea and general intestinal problems.

There is frequent need to urinate with burning pain during and after urination; sacral pains. There is also a deep exhaustion, spasms, uncontrollable tremblings that make the gait quite awkward. Tremblings and dizziness.

Persistent and serious nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are quite frequent clinical symptoms. Albuminuria, hematuria and urine with an intense smell of garlic.

- Renal insufficiency connected with serious gastroenteric pathology appearing with neurologic eclamptic symptoms.

Equisetum Hiemale

This is the specific remedy for urinary system diseases.

There are usually dull kidney pains, particularly at the right kidney, spreading downward along the sacrum with frequent need to urinate and emission of a lot of bright urine that doesn't give relief.

There is also urethral burning during urination, frequent night and day, stimulus to urinate. It is a good remedy for night and day enuresis and improves generally the sphinteric control (either vesical or rectal) that has been altered by a central problem (maturation delay, paralysis, etc.).

It is a very useful remedy for vesical problems in women with retention and dysuria particularly during pregnancy, puerperium and menopause if there are problems connected in particular with uterine hypertrophy.

Irritability and easy tiredness in heavy and sleepy patients.

- Kidney pains, cystitis and urinary retention in subjects with problems of sphincteric control. It is particularly useful during and after pregnancy and in case of uterine problems.

Ononis

It is an old phytotherapeutic remedy with striking capacity to activate emunctory organs, kidney and skin in particular.

It has a depurative diuretic and sudorific effect. It is very useful in kidney diseases, particularly in cases of calculi or gravel. It reduces the tissue imbitition and treats rheumatisms and cutaneous exanthemas when connected with a deficiency of the kidney emunctory system.

- Kidney diseases with lithiasic tendency. Water retention, rheumatisms and cutaneous exanthemas when connected with a deficiency of the kidney emunctory system.

Orthosiphon (Java tea)

This remedy has a marked urinary tropism. Its action consists in the stimulation of diuresis and it is particularly useful during a renal and vesical calculosis. It is a good remedy for chronic kidney diseases with albuminuria, hematuria, etc., even from the first phases of the clear insufficiency with water retention. This remedy is also useful for liver and bile-duct disorders particularly in case of cholelythiasis. Its general stimulating action on the organic depuration makes it useful in diabetes and in rheumatic diathesis; its prolonged use leads to a reduction of the cholesteremia rate.

- Chronic renal insufficiency with hematuria and albuminuria; renal calculosis; cholelithiasis in dismetabolic subjects (hypercholesteremia, diabetes, rheumatism).

Pareira

It's the main remedy for acute kidney colics characterized by very intense pains that are typically relieved resting on the knees and the chest; these pains spread to thighs and glans. There is also a frequent but useless urination stimulus.

This is the remedy of kidney affections connected with obstructive problems (prostatic hypertrophy, calculosis, etc.) There is a typical worsening between 3:00 and 6:00 in the morning. Urine is mucous, smells of ammonia and has a reddish deposit.

- Painful and acute urinary diseases connected with calculosis, prostatic hypertrophy or blenorrhagia, characterized by a scanty urination.

Petroselinum

This remedy is important for acute and subacute cystitis with urgent need to urinate but without pollakiuria. Sense of burning along the urethra during urination that afterwards goes on on the level of the navicular fossa. This is the most suited remedy for urethritis with pressing urination, itch, a tingling sensation and a milky and yellowish urethra excretion. It is particularly suited for purulent cysto-urethral forms that are sometimes followed by fever fits. It is a good drainer of the urinary system and it should always be used as a preventive cure in case of catheterization, cytoscopy, etc.

- Acute and subacute purulent cystitis and urethritis often caused by gonococcus with typical "urinary fever" fits. The urethral itch is typical in this case.

Plantago

It's the remedy for the vesical paresis that shows itself with enuresis during night and a very abundant urination in drowsy subjects (mostly children). Sometimes the vesical function feels the effects of a certain pelvic venous congestion that shows itself with hemorrhoids.

There is usually a gastroenteric problem with chronic diarrhea, mucous and fermented stool and a feeling of cold at the stomach that always improves eating.

Itching eruptions as papulas and vesicles particularly during the night.

There is a sensitivity to smoking that stirs up the subject. Therefore this remedy is also used in mother tincture for weaning from smoking.

It's for idle, drowsy and dull subjects.

- Urinary incontinence during night in dull subjects with gastroenteric problems and pelvic venous stasis.

Populus Trem.

This is the remedy for cystitis connected with mechanical problems: prostatic hypertrophy, pregnancy or uterine hypertrophy, consequences from operations on urinary tracts. In these cases there is a typical deeply painful urination for urethral burnings and acute tenesmus. Sometimes urination is followed by vesical pains and manifestations behind the pubis. This is the typical cystitis in old people with prostatic patients or in pregnant women. Mucous and purulent urine.

- Subacute or chronic cystitis in people suffering from prostate, in pregnant women or as after effect of operations on the urinary tracts.

Rubia

It's the most important remedy for the treatment of renal and vesical calculosis particularly ff cause by oxalate and phosphate. It definitely stimulates diuresis and its effectiveness has been proved also from the radiological point of view.

Moreover it has an important general tonic action and is useful in cases of tubercular diathesis, rachitis and anemia particularly with splenic origin.

- Renal and vesical lithiasis of oxalates and phospates in subjects suffering from tuberculosis who are anemic and demineralized.

Sabal

It's the specific remedy for prostatic hypertrophy and its clinical consequences. There will be frequent urination especially during the night. The urine emission is often painful and there is a vesical tenesmus and very limited jet. Pains in the perineal region. Sometimes there is also a sexual insufficiency in spite of the frequent but painful erections during night.

- Cystitis and perineal pains connected with prostatic hypertrophy.

Sarsaparilla

It's an important remedy for the renal lithiasis (fight in particular) and dysufia. There are deep renal diseases with the characteristics of a colic. It's the remedy of the calcic and oxalic calculosis. There is a strong smell before and mostly after the urination with a striking vesical and urethral tenesmus and typical shivering after urinating.

In this case patients have always lost weight and are lean and weak with dehydration that starts from the upper part of the body. The skin is dry and wrinkled, and gets worse during the summer and washing. For example, this is the case of alcoholism, intoxication and consequences of serious diseases. Children patients will have the typical undernourished aspect, i.e. swollen stomach; women will have a very thin neck and an atrophied breast. These patients look usually quite old.

Viscous urine infected with white deposit.

These patients are often depressed, bad tempered and anxious; they lack psychic and physical reaction to illnesses.

- Cystopyelitis and urethritis in patients with calcic and oxalic calculosis: these subjects are undernourished and show clear deficiencies in immunologic defenses. Anabolic deficit.

Solidago

This is the remedy for renal insufficiency with olyguria and often calculosis (phosphatic). There are also pains in the lumbar region that get worse with movement and pressure and get better lying. Often these pains spread out behind the belly and the vesica, sometimes to the lower limbs.

This situation is usually connected with hepatic insufficiency, flatuence and alternation of constipation and diarrhea. These patients are unbalanced from the minimum diet overindulgences but benefit from a light diet.

Brief improvements of the kidney emunctory function with following activation of diuresis lead to a clear improvement of the general clinical situation. Reddish urine with biliary salts; phosphaturia.

- Kidney disease with olyguria in patients with dyspepsia and hepatic insufficiency.

Terebinthina

It's the main homeopathic remedy for hematuria of renal or hepatic origin with blackish blood. The kidney problems are often connected with dull lumbago; urination is painful and burning; there is also a deep vesical tenesmus. Acute forms are often connected with acute entercolitis.

The tongue is typically dry, smooth and red as if varnished. There is often also arterial hypertension.

Scanty urine, hematuria, albuminuria. Smell of violets.

These subjects are usually irritable and melancholic, often old and sedentary with prostatic hypertrophy. There is often sleepiness, weakness and a great sense of dejection; pale and ashen face.

- Microhematurias or hemorrhages of the urinary tracts with blackish blood and acute or chronic kidney disease in progress, in exhausted and old people.

Uva Ursi

It's the remedy for cystitis with tendency to become chronic. There is an acute tenesmus and burning after urination. This situation is often connected with renal overinfected lithiasis or prostatitis. It is a very good urinary drainer. Mucous and purulent urines, sometimes hematuria.

- Cystitis that tends to become chronic in people affected from renal calculosis. Acute tenesmus.

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