Urinary Tract Obstruction

Urinary Tract Obstruction Overview:

Urinary obstructions can occur anywhere along the urinary tract and can be both unilateral or bilateral.



Urinary tract obstruction can be caused by congenital abnormalities, urinary calculi, pregnancy, BPH, scar tissue, inflammation of the urinary tract, tumors, and spinal cord injury. 

Damage from urinary tract infections comes from stasis of urine, leading to infections, and hydronephrosis, which is a progressive dilation of the renal collecting ducts and renal tubular structures. This will cause a destruction and atrophy of renal tissue. Complete or partial hydronephrosis can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time until the kidneys can no longer maintain adequate function. 











Diagnostic Considerations:


Therapeutic Aims:

1. Treat The Underlying Condition Causing The Obstruction

If stones, then metabolic conditions should be investigated. Tumors and BPH, hyperparathyroidism, and inflammation should all be treated accordingly if determined to be the causitive factor.

2. Treat Pain Symptomatically

  • Urinary demulcents (Eltrygia repens)
  • Urinary Antispasmodics
  • Analgesics (Corydalis turtschaninovii)

3. Drink Plenty Of Water

Recommended to drink between 2L and 5L


Differential Diagnosis:

  • Urinary tract infection


People with recurrent urinary stones may have a metabolic condition. Blood and urine testing recommended.


Herbs For Urinary Obstruction


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