lithaemia = Uric acid diathesis, American Gout
A condition in which uric (lithic) acid is present in the blood.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Uric Acid
Diathesis, American Gout
#Berberis vulgaris. [Berb]
This urine of this remedy corresponds to many cases of lithaemia,
yet it will be rarely indicated unless the characteristic tearing
cutting pains are present. These pains are in the renal region and
extend down the ureters to the bladder or into pelvis and hips.
The urine is hot, dark or bright yellow or blood red, with white,
grayish or bright red mealy sediment, or red granules, or yellowish
When red sand appears in the urine our first thoughts is for Lycopodium,
and indeed it will clear up many cases of lithaemia. Its general
digestive disturbances, flatulent conditions are often met with
in lithaemia. Particularly is it indicated by its scanty, high-colored
urine depositing a red or yellowish red sandy sediment. It has severe
backache relieved by passing urine. Burning between scapulae, and
the 4 to 8 P.M. aggravations are useful characteristics to decide
the choice of this remedy. Coccus cacti.This remedy is similar to
Lycopodium in many respects. It will undoubtedly be found useful
in the gouty diathesis.
This remedy must not be neglected in lithaemia. It has a deposit
of urates in the urine and of uric acid. Then, too, the general
symptoms of venous stagnation, liver troubles, manifested by such
symptoms as yellow spots on the face or over dorsum of nose, are
Dr. W. P. Laird says that the great remedy for lithaemia, the one
which most accuratley corresponds to the totally of the morbid phenomena,
and which we may prescribe with confidence in at least two cases
out of three, is Cantharis. The special symptoms are soreness in
the region of the kidneys, cutting, contracting pains in the ureters
extending to bladder and urethra and down spermatic cord, with retraction
of testicles. Urination painful and difficult, passe in drops; cutting
before and after urination; urine scanty, dark colored, with oftentimes
a sediment looking like old mortar or a reddish brick-dust sediment.
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