Do alternative treatments exist for obstruction of the ureter?

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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Bladder Disease

The main function of your bladder is to store and release urine. Your bladder is located in your lower abdomen and collects urine from your kidneys. As the bladder fills, nerves in the bladder tell you that you need to urinate. Bl...

adder diseases can cause pain and affect the way your bladder functions. Bladder problems and diseases include urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder cancer and loss of bladder control. Bacteria can cause infection in the urinary tract and the bladder. There are ways you can prevent bladder infection. See your doctor if you are having bladder problems. Many bladder problems are treatable and symptoms will not go away if you ignore them. Treatments vary, depending on your bladder problem. Tests used by doctors to diagnose bladder diseases include urine tests and x-rays.

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