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How Many Different Diseases Can Be Found In The Urinary System
Nephron -> urethra: Each kidney contains about 1 million nephrons which are the functional units.They filter blood via the glomeruli & reabsorb water, elcrolytes & other necessary substances in tubular portion of nephron beyond glomerulus.Neprons drain into collecting ducts which drain into kidney collecting system (calyces & pelvis) funnel urine into ureter, thence in bladder for storage and empties via urethra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a condition of TB in your kidneys/ urinary system? I thought it was a lung disease? A urologist registrar mentioned it. Thanks
URINARY SYSTEM: If you mean the normal evacuation portion then: once you're bladder fills without squeezing the signal reaches the brain. We then decide to go and, at the toilet we actively relax our sphincter, usually with a dead breath, and a signal from the sphincter , through the lower spine , tells the bladder to squeeze cause the doors open. Voiding problems can happen with any of those issues. ...Read more
None: We restrict food depending on what illness we are dealing with. Otherwise cranberry, and its juice, may prevent infection but can't treat it and fishoil may improve something called IgA nephropathy. But there is no food pre se, that i know of, that can help urinary system in general. ...Read more
All of them: The urinary system is an integral part of the human body. Its main purpose is to collect liquid waste and eliminate it from the body. ...Read more
A tiny sac….: Gallbladder is a little sac hidden under the liver that stores bile. Bile is a digestive enzyme. The sac stores and excretes bile when food is eaten rather than bile leaking out of the liver at a constant rate. Sometimes stones can form in the gallbladder and can cause a lot of pain. Some bile is eventually excreted in the urine, but there is no other connection to the urinary system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The outlet from the bladder contracts when stimulated by medications similar to Epinephrine (adrenaline). Older men with an enlarged prostate are often treated with drugs like flomax, (tamsulosin) that block a certain type of receptor (alpha adrenoceptors). Some cold medicines that include Pseudoephedrine (pseudafed) act like anti-flomax and make urinating more difficult. Speed and similar drugs will, too. ...Read more
Signal-response.: Adh, or vasopressin, is a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland when the body wishes to conserve water. Aquaporin 2 (aqp2) channels in the kidney are activated by adh, which reabsorb water back into the bloodstream, concentrating and decreasing the volume of urine. Mutations in aqp2 can lead to diabetes insipidus, where large volumes of urine are released. ...Read more
Urinary tract and HD: The kidney structures that produce urine are still in place when a patient starts dialysis (d). Patients on dialysis can make urine from the kidney, however as times goes on the urine output decreases and after several years may stop all together. Although the kidney makes urine when patients on d, it's not a high quality urine, as the waste products that need to be eliminated are not, water is. ...Read more
BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more
What does calcification outside the urinary system mean? It originally showed as a stone on the KUB.
Phlebolith: Most likely phleboliths, venous calcifications, hard to differentiate from a kidney stone on an X-Ray. ...Read more
I have problem with my urinary system every hour my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?
Hello I have a sharp pain on my pubic bone and it affects my urinary system where by it gets painful when I have to go to the toilet what can it be?
Painful urinitation: MAY be from an infection. Please see your doctor who will tell you what is happening and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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