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Bladder Stones


Bladder stones are small stones that form inside the bladder and can irritate the wall of the bladder and disrupt the flow of urine out of the bladder.

This can cause symptoms such as:

  • Pain, which can often be severe, in the lower abdomen
  • Changes to the normal pattern of urination, such as having to pass urine much more frequently or waking up in the night needing to go to the toilet
  • Blood in your urine
  • Pain when urinating

Most cases of bladder stones affect older men aged 50 or above, due to the link with prostate enlargement.

Bladder stones can affect children, but this is much less common, with an average of 20 to 40 cases a year. The best way to prevent bladder stones is to drink plenty of liquids. Juices containing citrates are thought to reduce the risk of stone formation. A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicate orange juice is more effective at preventing stone formation than other citrus juices. Men who have difficulty with urination due to prostatic hypertrophy should seek treatment.

In some cases, bladder stones do not cause any symptoms. This is because they can be small enough to be passed out of the bladder during urination.

However, most people with bladder stones do experience symptoms because the stones either irritate the wall of the bladder or block the normal flow of urine out of the bladder.

Symptoms of bladder stones include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • In men, pain in the penis and scrotum
  • Pain around the back, buttocks and hips, which can be made worse when moving or exercising (in both men and women)
  • pain when urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Intermittent (stop-start) urination
  • Needing to urinate more frequently than usual
  • Waking up during the night because you need to urinate
  • Difficulty beginning to urinate

Additional symptoms in children include:

  • In boys, a persistent and often painful erection, that is unrelated to sexual desire (the medical term for this is priapism)
  • Bedwetting

In England (and in other developed countries) the most common cause of bladder stones is when a person is unable to completely empty the urine from their bladder.

If urine sits in the bladder for some time, the chemicals contained in the urine will begin to form crystals and these crystals will come together and harden to form bladder stones.

Reasons why a person may be unable to empty their bladder completely include:

  • In men, having an enlarged prostate gland that blocks the flow of urine out of the bladder
  • An injury to the spine that damages the nerves used to control the bladder

In the developing world eating a poor diet is a common cause of bladder stones. A diet lacking in nutrients can change the chemical make-up of urine making the formation of stones more likely.

Poor diet is a much less common cause of bladder stones in England, but one that is relatively common in parts of the developing world.

A diet that is high in fat, sugar or salt but low in vitamin A and vitamin B can increase the risk of bladder stones, especially if a person is also not getting enough fluids to drink.

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In the developing world eating a poor diet is a common cause of bladder stones. A diet lacking in nutrients can change the chemical make-up of urine making the formation of stones more likely.

Diet and fluid intake may be the most important factors in causing bladder stones. Diets that are high in calcium and protein may cause bladder stones. Lack of fluid intake also seems to increase the chances of bladder stone formation. Lifestyle factors such as incomplete elimination of urine and holding the urine for extended periods of time also contribute.

When bladder stones are treated, one of the most important aspects is increased water intake. Anyone prone to bladder stones should drink more fluid. Research shows that bladder stones are more likely in people who are consistently dehydrated.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef.The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.


Here are just a few supplements you can try to promote general bladder health:

Cranberry – Cranberry juice, supplements and teas are natural remedies that can help treat bladder infections. Pure cranberry helps acidify urine, which inhibits bacterial growth and prevents bacteria from binding to the wall of the bladder.

Uva-Ursi- A small cranberry also known as bearberry, this is a Native American remedy used to treat urinary tract infections and bladder inflammation. The leaves of the plant, found in tea and capsule form, act as an antiseptic and diuretic. The University of Maryland Medial Center warns that uva ursi may be toxic to the liver if taken in large quantities. Do not take uva ursi for more than five days in a row.

GreenTea – The polyphenols in green tea may play an important role in protecting the bladder and reducing the risk of bladder cancer. Preliminary research has shown that women who consumed powered green tea were less likely to develop bladder cancer. Green tea is available in caffeinated or decaffeinated form and found in tea varieties or capsules.

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil


Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

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  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

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Further Information (links and books)

Herbs for bladder stone www.mayoclinic.com/health/bladder-stones/DS00904/DSECTION=alternative-medicine

Supplements for bladder health www.livestrong.com/article/248816-supplements-for-bladder-health

Diet for bladder stones www.ehow.com/about_6513309_diet-bladder-stones.html

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