2019, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part APages: 41-44
Concept of urinary stone formation in Unani medicine-a review
Zamir Ahmad, Misbahuddin Azhar, M Akram Leeque and Rifaqat
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Stone may form at any level in the urinary tract, but mostly in the kidney. Urolithiasis (Stone formation in the urinary tract) is a very common problem with the reported increasing prevalence across the world. Males are affected somewhat more than females. It is imperative to increase understanding of the concept of its formations, particularly about the various causative factors, which play a role to lead its initiation. Here in, we reviewed the literature of medical science, particularly Arabic, Persian and Urdu manuscripts/literature of Unani medical system, having information regarding the formation and causative factors of this disorder. Google scholar, PubMed, Science direct and Ovid were searched to review the literature of modern research publications containing information on the subject. At the conclusion, it was noticed that the incidence and prevalence of Urolithiasis is increasing across the sex, race and age of the patients all over the world and role of diet is seemed to be the major factor among the others in the formation of stones in the urinary tract.