The urinary system has several important tasks. It:
- filters waste products from your blood
- produces and transports those waste products -- known as urine -- from your body, all through connected organs and tubes
- maintains fluid balance
- controls red blood cell production by secreting the hormone erythropoietin
- regulates normal blood pressure by secreting the …
Do You Have A Urinary Tract Infection?
Do you ever wonder whether you have a urinary tract infection? Do you have trouble urinating, increased frequency, an intermittent flow, or blood in the urine? Sometimes, but not always, these may be signs of bacteria in your urine.
Interstitial Cystitis 101
Have you ever felt intense pain near your bladder that doesn't go away. You could be suffering from interstitial cystititis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS). Learn about the basic features underlying this troubling condition.
Bladder Control - Urinary Incontinence Basics
You probably take urinating normally for granted unless you start losing control of your bladder function. But at some point in your life, you may leak urine when you cough, or have a sudden urge to urinate that you cannot control, or have surgery near your urinary tract. This section deals with all types of urinary incontinence you might experience during your lifetime.
Urination: Difficulty With Flow
Having painful, difficult, intermittent attempts to urinate are bothersome and should be looked at. Learn what difficulty with urinary flow is about and when to see the doctor. This is most common in men.
Kegel Exercises - Health Topics A-Z
Kegel exercises help you identify the muscles controlling your bladder. See how they are done and if you can gain more control over your leaky bladder.