HCS214 Newsletter Week 5

HCS214 Newsletter Week 5 - GERENA HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER...

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GERENA HEALTHCARE NEWSLETTER Volume 1 / Issue 1 URINARY HEALTH What is the urinary system? The urinary system produces, stores, and eliminates urine. The urine is made by the kidneys where wastes and excess water from the blood are filtered, then passes through the ureters which are two thin tubes, next it fills the bladder, and then drains out from the urethra. Diseases affected by the Urinary System There are many diseases that can be affected by the urinary system some that can be treated easily with medication and some that require more medical attention as well as treatments. Chronic kidney disease is when one gradually loses the function of their kidneys. This happen where the wastes, excess fluids from the blood build up and do not release where it can become very dangerous. The symptoms tend to show overtime and some of these symptoms are a change in how much one urinates, loss of appetite, nausea, swelling in ankles and feet, mental change, shortness of breath if fluids build up. Kidney disease can occur where there is another disease that affects the kidneys. Some of these
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