Interesting Facts about Urinary System

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Interesting Facts about Urinary System
• The human bladder can stretch to hold about 400ml of urine.

• All the blood in our body is filtered 400 times through the kidneys every day.

• Urine stays in the bladder for up to 5 hours before discharge depending on the amount of liquid consumed if the urinary system is healthy.

• Nerves send signals to the brain when the bladder needs to be emptied, with this indication you will feel the urge to empty your bladder.

• The bladder swells into a round shape like a balloon when full and gets smaller when empty. However there should be a control limit that shouldn’t be exceeded in situations where we have had to control our full bladder due to unavailability of a restroom.

• The kidney can clean more than 1 million gallons of water in a lifetime, which is more than enough to fill a small lake.

• You may suffer from stress if the muscles supporting the bladder are weakened. You can help to strengthen these by doing pelvic floor exercises.

• Urine is a blood byproduct and is non-toxic. It contains 95% water, 2.5% urea and 2.5% of other mixtures of minerals, salts and enzymes.

• If one kidney fails to function and is removed, the other kidney can increase in size by 50% within two months to handle the entire task of filtration.

• Urine is often diluted and added to potted plants in the garden as it has adequate urea content which is a wonderful source of nitrogen to plants.






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