Bladder, Kidney, and Urinary Tract Function

The kidney, bladder and urinary tract work together to eliminate waste from the system. Many things can go wrong but Natural Healing Tools carries various herbal remedies and supplements to help various conditions. 

What are Kidney Diseases?

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. They are dark red in color, and located on either side of your spine in the middle of your back, just below your rib cage. The right kidney lies a little lower than the left kidney. The kidneys together with the bladder, two ureters and single urethra constitute the urinary system.

Each kidney is covered with a transparent, fibrous membrane called a renal capsule which protects it against infection and trauma. Each kidney contains millions of microscopically thin structures called nephrons which filters the blood and causes waste to be eliminated in the form of urine. The kidneys do not weigh much - approximately 0.5 percent of your body weight.

Too many waste products that build up in the bloodstream can cause a wide range of kidney disorders may develop. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the major causes of kidney disease. By managing your sugar levels, checking your blood pressure regularly, having regular blood and urine tests to monitor kidney health and function will help to ward off kidney disease. In addition, eat healthy, balanced meals, exercise regularly and stop smoking are a few small changes that can make a huge difference to your kidney function.

Function of the Kidneys

The kidneys have several important functions and they include:
  • Separates urea, mineral salts, toxins and other waste products from the blood
  • Conserves water, salts and electrolytes
  • Filters metabolic wastes from the blood plasma and excretes it from the body
  • Removes and breaks down toxins in the body by getting rid of it in the urine
  • Balances the volume of body fluid and mineral content
  • Responsible for ensuring that blood pressure remains steady over the long term
  • Balances the volume of body fluid and mineral content
  • Responsible for ensuring that blood pressure remains steady over the long term
  • Excretes extra acid that the body produces
  • Excretes water and electrolytes to match water intake and endogenous production
  • Secretes hormones Erythropoietin (EPO) to make more red blood cells
  • Activates Vitamin D to maintain healthy bones
What is Incontinence?

Incontinence is the medical term for the involuntary loss of excretory functions or bodily fluids. Urinary incontinence is the most common form of incontinence which occurs when urine leaks out of the bladder and cannot be controlled. There are also many different types of incontinence such as fecal incontinence or stress incontinence. Incontinence typically affects older adults and women, but may also affect children.

It is an extremely embarrassing problem which can bring about a range of emotions such as and fear, loneliness and depression. Seeking treatment for incontinence can improve symptoms as well as address emotional concerns.

What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection (also referred to as a UTI) is a bacterial infection affecting the urinary tract. When bacteria from the rectal area enter the urinary tract via the urethra to the bladder and multiply in the urine, an infection occurs.

 
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