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10 interesting facts about the urinary system

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Patricia Ann Florido

on 16 March 2014

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Transcript of 10 interesting facts about the urinary system

Fact #1
The average bladder holds between 300ml and 600ml of urine.
That's similar to a can of fizzy drink or a pint of milk
Fact #2
The average person passes approx. 1.5 litres to 2 litres of urine in 24 hours.
Fact #3
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.
10 interesting facts about the urinary system
Fact #4
You may suffer from stress if the muscles supporting the bladder are weakened. You can help to strengthen these by doing pelvic floor exercises.
Fact #5
Men need to urinate in both horizontal and vertical directions. Making aiming difficult.
Fact #6
In a lifetime, the kidneys clean more than 1 million gallons of water, enough to fill a small lake.
Fact #7
The muscle in the bladder wall is called the ‘detrusor’ muscle.
Fact #8
While females are prone to recurring UTI’s, male’s urinary system makes them susceptible to developing a host of male prostate problems.
With age a male’s prostate enlarges which forces a urethra to tighten restricting a normal urinary flow. Very often male prostate problems may also lead to erectile dysfunction and other sexual performance problems.
Fact #9
The inside of the bladder is covered with a urine-proof lining called the urothelium.
Fact #10
If the urinary system is healthy, urine may stay in the bladder for up to about 5 hours before excretion, depending on the amount of liquid consumed.
Thanks for watching!
By: Patricia Ann Florido :)
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