Our urinary system is like an extremely sensitive
and highly specialized filtration and purification plant. It removes
the waste products from the blood circulation and maintains the water
and chemical balance within it. The kidney also has several other
highly specialized functions like secreting a hormone called Erythropoietin
needed for the formation of red blood cells.
This system consists
1. KIDNEYS- we have a one kidney on either side
of our body. This purplish brown organ acts as the main purification
center removing the waste products from the blood to form urine. UREA
is one of the main waste products of our body.
2. URETERS- these are
narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
BLADDER- is a triangular shaped organ which acts as the main collecting
and storing center for the urine. Once enough urine has collected
there is a reflex which carries the message to the brain and we then
feel like going to urinate.
4. URETHRA- this is the last part of the
urinary system. It is a tube which carries the urine from the bladder
to the external urinary opening. Urine is normally sterile and contains
water, salts, waste products but is free from bacteria, viruses, fungi
and other organisms. There are a number of conditions and disorders
that can affect this system. The common ones are infection, kidney
stones, kidney failure etc… A number of these disorders can be tackled
and cured with Homoeopathy. There are a numerous drugs in our system
of medicine which have marked action on the urinary system. However
diet control and water consumption make up an essential part of the