The Urinary System
What is the Urinary System?
The human urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, two
sphincter muscles, and a urethra. These organs, tubes, and muscles filter out
excess fluids and waste products from the bloodstream, which are then
expelled as urine.
The human urinary system removes waste products known as urea from the blood.
Proteins found in meat, poultry, and vegetables are broken down in the body into
urea, which is then eliminated from the body via the urine.
Diagnosing Problems with the Urinary System
If you are suspected of having an abnormality of the urinary system, your doctor
may wish to perform a number of tests in order to determine the presence of
indicators in your urine or urinary tract system.
Major Diagnostic Tests for the Urinary System The content of this ebook is intended for
informational purposes only.
It is not intended to diagnose or treat any
medical condition. Nothing in this ebook is
Urinalysis is a test used to check for abnormal substances such intended to be a substitute for
as protein, white blood cells, nitrites, and glucose, as well as other professional medical advice, diagnosis, or
disorders of the urinary tract system like a urinary tract treatment. Always seek the advice of your
physician or other qualified health
infection or kidney disease. provider with any questions you may have
regarding a medical condition.
Never disregard professional medical
advice or delay in seeking it because of
Urodynamic tests are used to find out how the body stores and something you have read in this ebook or
releases urine. The aim of urodynamic testing is to measure how on ANY website.
effectively the bladder can empty and fill itself up. It is used for patients
experiencing painful urination, incontinence, recurrent urinary tract
infections, frequent urinate, those who have difficulty starting a urine
A cystourethroscopy involves inserting a scope with lenses and a light
source into the urethra to view the inside of the bladder and
urinary tract system for abnormalities such as tumors or stones.
A renal ultrasound is a non-invasive test that uses high-frequency sound
waves which bounce off the kidney, transmitting a picture of it. It is used to
detect abnormalities in the kidneys, ureters and bladder, and can also
measure the size and shape of the kidney.
This test is also referred to as a renal arteriography. A contrast dye is
injected through a catheter into the bloodstream, followed by x-rays of the
renal blood vessels. It is able to determine signs of blockage or
abnormalities affecting the blood supply to the kidneys.
Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure which involves a part or entire
removal of the prostate.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test
Prostate-specific antigen blood tests are used to determine prostate
cancer by measuring a substance called prostate-specific antigen produced
by the prostate.
Dialysis Michele Carelse, Clinical
This medical procedure is performed to remove wastes and additional
fluid from the blood after the kidneys have stopped functioning.
What Causes Problems with the Urinary System?
The human urinary system problem are most commonly associated with:
As you grow older, the functioning of the kidneys may decline. The
muscles of the ureters, bladder, and urethra may lose their strength, All of our natural remedies are
making you more prone to urinary infections because the bladder formulated by our expert team of
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Illness and Injury
Michele has had years of experience in
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If you have been ill or injured, the passage of urine can become remedies. In addition, she is a trained
blocked and may prevent the kidneys from filtering the blood Clinical Psychologist and has been
completely. In men, a swollen prostate gland can impede the flow of incorporating natural remedies into
urine and increase vulnerability to urinary tract problems. her treatment of patients with
depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD and
stress for many years with spectacular
The kidneys may be damaged by certain substances such as
medications and poisons.
What disorders of the urinary system should I be worried
There are a wide variety of disorders of the urinary system. Some are easy to treat
while others may need medical attention.
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Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, causing
Urinary tract infections
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Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve an
erection, and/or dissatisfaction with the size, rigidity, and/or
duration of erections.
While the prostate gland is not actually a part of the urinary system,
the two are closely positioned. Prostatitis is an inflamed condition of
the prostate gland that may be accompanied by discomfort, pain,
frequent or infrequent urination, and sometimes, fever.
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells
growing in the bladder.
Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)
Cystocele is a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the
wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder
to sag into the vagina.
Hematuria (Blood in the urine)
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine.
Renal failure is the condition in which the kidneys fail to function
Help for Problems with the Urinary System
Treatments vary according to the type and cause of abnormality or condition of the
Bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections and cystitis are common
problems of the urinary system, and are usually recurring. Antibiotics are
frequently prescribed to fight the infection. Kidney stones can be very painful, and
treatment may involve a non-surgical procedure called lithotripsy or surgical
removal of the stone.
Incontinence is often treated with drugs that help relax the bladder such
oxybutynin and tolterodine.
For more serious disorders such as renal failure, treatment may include drugs
to address the underlying cause. In more extreme cases, kidney dialysis,
surgery and blood transfusions may be necessary. Kidney, prostate and bladder
cancer is conventionally treated by removing cancerous tissue and using radiation
Is there a Drug-Free Approach to Treatment?
Conventional medical treatments for disorders of the urinary system consist of
various drug therapies, dialysis, surgery, and radiation therapy. These treatments
are often necessary, especially for life-threatening diseases. However, there are
also natural and alternative therapies that can be considered which
address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of an individual.
These include herbal medicines, acupuncture, and dietary modifications to
Some herbal remedies commonly used to treat disorders of the urinary system
include Equisetum arvense, Plantago major, Galium aparine, Arctostaphylos uva
ursi, Thymus vulgari and Chimaphila umbellate. Furthermore, some natural
remedies can be used year-round to support urinary tract health. Alternative
medicine uses a holistic approach to treatment and the different therapies
can be discussed with your doctor, a homeopath, or naturopath.
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There are steps that we can take to maintain a healthy urinary system:
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Drink lots of water at least eight glasses a day to flush the bladder
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While Western medicine has become the norm in many cultures, it is not the only
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