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Bladder Disease

Do alternative treatments exist for obstruction of the ureter?

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  • The type of treatment required for an obstruction of the ureter depends upon the cause of the obstruction. This is true in the case of alternative treatments as well. In some cases, you can wait it out and the obstruction (such as a small stone) will remedy itself.

    Other alternative treatments for an obstruction of the ureter may include dietary changes or restrictions to prevent the formation of kidney stones. Following calcium and sodium recommended daily allowances, consuming fluids, and limiting animal protein are ways to do this. Since mega-dosing on vitamin C can also contribute to stone formation, avoiding this behavior can also help to prevent an obstruction. Other causes, such as pregnancy and an enlarged prostate, have few if any alternative treatments that will remedy related ureteral obstructions.

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