Urinary System Research Paper

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The urinary system is responsible for producing, storing, and eliminating urine. Urine is excess fluid that is excreted from the kidneys after the absorptions of nutrients and water. Urine travels from the kidneys, through the ureters, into the bladder, exiting the urethra. The urinary system works with lungs, skin, and intestines to maintain balance of chemicals and water in the body. The average adult eliminates between twenty-seven and sixty-eight fluid ounce a day based on the common intake of sixty-eight ounces. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, a common disease more often seen in women due to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Urinary incontinence has levels of severity from urinating when you sneeze or cough to the urge to urinate that you…show more content…
The physician, during your exam, may ask you to close your eyes, pinch your nose, and exhale. After these exam, the physician may recommend a urinalysis, bladder diary, and post-void residual measurement. An urinalysis is when a sample of urine is checked for signs of infection , traces of blood, or any other abnormalities. A bladder diary is a recording of your intake and outtake. Post-void residual measurement is when you are asked to urinate for the physician and the urine is measured. After measurement the physician will check for any existing urine in the bladder with a catcher or ultrasound test. If a large amount of urine is in the bladder this may indicate damage to the urinary tract, bladder nerves, or muscles. Urinary incontinence is not always preventable, but you can decrease your risk by: maintain healthy weight, practice exercises involving the pelvic, avoid caffeine and acidic foods, and begin to eat more fiber. Urinary incontinence is a treatable condition. There is excellent prognosis for urinary incontinence. There are medical and surgical treatment that can be done for urinary

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