The urinary system, AKA known as the renal system, produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste pass by the kidneys. The kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from blood. Urine travels from the kidneys through two thin tubes called ureters and fills the bladder. When the bladder is full, a person urinates through the urethra to eliminate the waste.
5 interesting facts: Fact #1
The average bladder holds between 300ml and 600ml of urine.
That's similar to a can of fizzy drink or a pint of milk
The average person passes approx. 1.5 litres to 2 litres of urine in 24 hours.
Nerves send signals to the brain when the bladder needs to be emptied, with this indication you will feel the urge to empty your bladder.
You may suffer from stress if the muscles supporting the bladder are weakened. You can help to strengthen these by doing pelvic floor exercises.
Men need to urinate in both horizontal and vertical directions. Making aiming difficult.
- urine is used to extract excess minerals or vitamins as well as blood corpuscles from the body. The Urinary organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The Urinary system works with the other systems of the body to help maintain homeostasis.
- This is how the urinary system work with other systems • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the skeletal system • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the muscular system • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the digestive system • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the respiratory system • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the circulatory system • Cleans the blood of waste products produced by the nervous system
A problem that can occur with this system and how it affects life (A disease) urinary tract infection (UTI) (also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the Urinary track. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a simple cystitis (a bladder infection) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis (a kidney infection). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract include painful urination and either frequent urination or urge to urinate (or both); while the symptoms of pyelonephritis include fever and flank pain in addition to the symptoms of a lower UTI. In some cases, a painful burning sensation in the urethra may be present even when not urinating. In the elderly and the very young, symptoms may be vague or non-specific. The main causal agent of both types is Escherichia coil, though other bacteria,viruses or fungi may rarely be the cause.