Bladder pain can result from inflammation, infection, damage or injury to the bladder. The symptoms may be constant or variable and may improve or worsen with movement. The pain may be described as sharp, dull, stabbing, burning or throbbing and can range in intensity from mild to severe. Continue reading
The urinary system is also known as the excretory system. The urinary system is consisted of two kidneys, two ureters, the urinary bladder and the urethra. The function of the urinary system is to produce, store and excrete urine and waste products from the body Continue reading
Your physician ordered a urinalysis to be done. You collected your urine specimen and sent it to the laboratory. The results showed that you have white blood cells (WBCs) in the urinalysis report and you wondered what that could be. A little knowledge on this diagnostic procedure won’t hurt a bit. Knowledge is power. Continue reading
It is very important for your excretory system to function very well. This is composed of vital organs that are responsible for balancing out the fluids and electrolytes in your system. It also makes sure that the toxins are eliminated from your body. So it is only natural for you to make sure that every part of your excretory system is optimal. This includes the urinary bladder.
The urinary bladder is a very integral part of your body system. It holds urine until it is time for it to eliminate. It is normal for you to have the urge to urinate everytime you take in copious amounts of liquids. You may even notice a frequency in your urination when the weather is cold. The reason behind this is because you don’t perspire when it is cold. So, your body needs to eliminate excess fluids and electrolytes through urination.
Kidneys are very important anatomical parts of the human body. They are responsible for eliminating the end products of protein breakdown—urea and ammonia. These organs are also capable of excreting carbon dioxide, heat, electrolytes, hydrogen, and bacterial toxins. Kidneys act as very efficient filters that regulate the ions and solutes in your blood. This enables the control of your blood’s volume and pH. Glucose, calcitrol (active vitamin D), and the enzyme for red blood cell production are produced by kidneys. They also eliminate the toxins produced by the various processes that happen in your body. With the use of your kidneys, your blood pressure and the renin-angiotensin pathway (brought about by its secretion of renin) are controlled as well.You may not be aware of it but when you lose much water in your body, your kidney secrete hormones that help you reabsorb water.
The kidney functions as the body’s main excretory organ. It eliminates the body’s metabolic wastes. Urine is formed in the kidneys, stored in the urinary bladder then excreted in the urethra. The normal color of urine ranges from pale yellow to deep amber. A colorless urine may indicate that a person may have been drinking too much water. Urine pigment is due to the urobilin or urochrome—a pigment that is thought to give the urine its color. A normal color of the urine tells a lot about the kidney and liver function of a person. Continue reading
A pathogen is a microorganism that causes a disease. An opportunistic pathogen is one that exists harmlessly as part of the normal flora of the human body and does not become a threat until the body’s immune system fails or is disturbed. Candida albicans is considered an opportunistic pathogen. Continue reading
The urinary bladder is part of your excretory system where urine is stored until such time that it is ready to exit your body. Your urinary bladder is vital because without it, you will be urinating all the time or perhaps have a urine storage bag attached to your all the time. Because of its primary function, the bladder is very prone to infection. Bladder infection occurs when bacteria is able to penetrate through the bladder. This results to the contamination of the entire urine depository.