Discover Your Body’s Urinary System
Do you ever wonder how often you should pass urine? Whether you have a healthy urinary system or not, various factors can alter your regular urinary frequency. Some of the reasons can be taking beverages excessively, age, cold weather, and others, which can cause diuresis (excessive urination).
In your normal healthy circumstance, your urinary frequency should average between six and seven times in a day. If your daily fluids (preferably water) intake is 2 liters, your normal urine discharge should amount to about 800 to 2,000 milliliters (27 and 68 fl oz) in a day.
What is the Meaning of Your Urine Color? Your urine color tells about your body health. The filtered content in your urine alters the urine color. Most health practitioners often use urine samples to analyze some health issues.
If your urine is dark yellow, it means you are dehydrated. If it is almost transparent, you are taking enough water. If it’s more transparent, it means you have over-hydrated yourself (which is not healthy).
More urine colors can indicate some urinary system disorders. For instance, cloudy urine may indicate an infected urinary system. The brown to deep red means a severe urinary disease such as an enlarged prostate or even cancer.
What is the Meaning of a Strong Urine Odor? When your urine has a strong odor, it is an indication of dehydration. The urine is very concentrated and can smell like ammonia. It might also be a sign of a UTI, diabetes, a bladder infection, or metabolic diseases. Increase your water intake, and if it persists, then consult a physician.
What is the Urinary System?
The urinary system or the renal system is one part of other body systems. The system connects to the digestive system in the excretion of liquid wastes and other molecule wastes from the blood. It also assists the circulatory system in maintaining plasma fluid balance.
The urinary system is a combination of some organs, muscles, tubes, and nerves.
Some organs in the renal system combine efforts in processing, storage, and elimination of urine. The urinary system is essential in keeping your body healthy and clean. The various functions of the urinary system complement other body systems in maintaining homeostasis.
Urinary System Organs
Although various organs, including blood vessels, are connected to the urinary system, the primary system's four main organs are the kidneys, ureters, the bladder, and urethra. Each organ has a unique role in completing the functions of the urinary system.READ MORE
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