Bladder stone removal remedy

The bladder stores the urine until it is eliminated from the body. Stones in the bladder develop when small formations of minerals accumulate to form larger stones. This generally takes place when the urine stagnates in the bladder, causing a concentration of the minerals and salt present in the urine. The residue that is left behind by this concentration results in bladder stones. Conditions such as urinary tract infections that occur repeatedly or an enlarged prostate can lead to the formation of bladder stones. There may not be any symptoms exhibited by this condition and the stones are usually detected during other tests. If symptoms occur, then they can include pain in the lower abdomen, difficulty and discomfort in passage of urine and presence of blood in the urine. Bladder stones that are quite small usually get eliminated on their own, while larger ones may need to be removed surgically. If bladder stones are not treated properly, other infections and complications could occur.

Even large bladder stones may sometimes cause no symptoms. If a stone blocks the passage of urine or causes irritation in the bladder then certain symptoms can occur. Along with abdominal pain and discomfort during urination, there may also be an increased frequency of urination, interrupted flow of urine, incontinence and a dark discoloration of the urine. Men may also experience pain in the penis. Bladder stones differ in size and can either be small or so big that they fill up the bladder. They can also vary in consistency and appearance. Sometimes, small stones that form in the kidneys can move downwards and enter the bladder. If they remain in the bladder, they form bladder stones.

Once bladder stones have been detected, they need to be removed as soon as possible as otherwise they can grow in size. Smaller stones can be eliminated by consuming large amounts of water. But if they cannot be flushed out, then they need to be removed through medical procedures. Home remedies for bladder stones involve prevention of the conditions that cause the stone formation. Drinking cranberry juice is effective in treating infections in the bladder, as it restricts the bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. The juice of radish leaves may be consumed daily for a couple of weeks for relief from bladder problems. For pain and discomfort arising from bladder conditions, you can soak in tub of warm water. Herbal teas consisting of herbs such as hydrangea, gravel root or stone root are believed to be helpful in treating bladder stones.

answered by G M

The depositing of minerals in the bladder over time sometimes forms bladder stones. You could have one of several types of stones formed, depending on the exact cause: calcium oxalate stones are among the most common, and are (contrary to what you might expect) an indirect result of a lack of calcium in the diet; uric acid stones, which form when the urine is excessively acidic, particularly when it has high uric content; and stones composed of a variety of minerals and other substances, caused by several different factors.

Normally the minerals in the urine do start to concentrate and get diluted, but they are regularly flushed out along with the urine. It is not until the bladder stones start affecting the normal bodily functions or obstruct the urine flow that you notice any symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and the presence of blood in the urine. It is easier to deal with small or tiny bladder stones, as they eventually get flushed out with the urine; it is the larger ones that are difficult to deal with. If the stones don't naturally flush out, you might need to obtain professional medical attention.

There are also a few home remedies that you can try to get rid of bladder stones. The most important requirement is that you increase your water intake - start drinking large quantities of water during the day. This will of course increase the frequency of urination, thus increasing the probability of flushing out the stones when you pass urine. Drinking barley water regularly is also thought to help against the bladder stones. You should also start following a healthy diet with adequate intake of veggies, fresh fruits, sprouts, cereals, and beans. Other foods that can help are horseradish and cherries. These, along with apple juice, are thought to help treat bladder stones much faster. Besides changing your diet, you should also give your body a small amount of regular activity or exercise.

Some traditional methods used to fight bladder stone are stone root, gravel root, and hydrangea. These herbs can be used in various mixtures, including as herbal teas. One traditional remedy is to take a hot cloth, soak it in a bit of olive oil, and leave it on the lower part of the abdomen. There is no evidence that this works in any way, but many people claim that this helps in dissolving the bladder stones.

answered by G M

  • It becomes very important to increase your daily fluid consumption to flush the stone out of your bladder. This can be done in the form of water, barley water, unsweetened fruit juices and coconut water.
  • Orange juice and cranberry juice are also useful in the elimination of bladder stones.
  • Parsley is considered a good diuretic, include parsley in your daily diet for increasing urine output.
  • Yogurt has healthy bacterium - acidophilus which helps to maintain h healthy micro flora in the body. Include liberal amounts of onions, garlic and cabbage along with buttermilk in the diet.
  • Boil 2 figs in a cup of water and drink this daily for a month.
  • Consult a specialist (urologist) if you have hematuria (blood in urine) or dysuria to check the size of your bladder stone and get a prompt treatment.

answered by Dr S

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