Diary 265: The Urinary System
The urinary system plays a vital role in keeping us well and healthy.
Most of the excess water, chemicals and waste products in our body is excreted by our urinary system.
The important task is performed by the following body parts.
2 kidneys: produce the urine; acts as a filtration system by eliminating waste materials from the blood in the body through the one million nephrons in the kidneys.
2 ureters: narrow tubes made of muscles through which the urine passes to the bladder
Bladder: a sac that holds the urine
Uretha: a tube that passes the urine from the bladder out of the body.
This intricate system may be disturbed as we age.
The problem is known as urinary disorders.
What can we do?
Let’s take care of our urinary system by reducing the amount of acidic foods and drinks consumed daily.