Renal Colic – Urinary Disorder

Renal Colic – Urinary Disorder

What is Renal Colic? Small stones and gravel passes easily down the ureters and void in the urine or remain in the bladder. Larger stones get impacted in the ureter or pass with great difficulty and gives rise to renal colic. Before this condition arises, the patient complains of an aching loin, with occasional attacks […]

Useful Plants for treating Urinary Disorders

Useful Plants for treating Urinary Disorders

Some of the plants which are used for treating the urinary system disorders are Babchi, Turai, Dudal, Tulsi, Ajwain, Satavari etc,. 1. Babchi Biological Name : Psoralea corylifolia The seeds of babchi are useful for promoting urination. 2. Turai Biological Name : Luffa acutangula Turai acts as an effective diuretic. It also stimulates the mucous […]

Urinary System Disorders : Symptoms and Prevention

Urinary System Disorders : Symptoms and Prevention

Symptoms of Urinary System Disorders: Blood in urine Scanty and painful urination Obstruction in passing urine White urination deposited on the ground Protein in urine Puffiness under eyes Albumin in urine Accumulation of water in the body Anaemia Loss of appetite Severe pain in the back Nagging pain in the loins and if urine has […]

Cystitis – Urinary Tract Infection : Causes and Treatment

Cystitis – Urinary Tract Infection : Causes and Treatment

What is Cystitis? How is Cystitis caused? Cystitis is the general term for the inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis is a urinary tract infection which is caused by various types of infections. Cystitis is more common in the females than in males. The microbes come from outside the body through the urethra or by kidney […]

Functions of Urinary System and Role of Kidneys

Functions of Urinary System and Role of Kidneys

How and Why the Nitrogenous Waste is produced? When the proteins combine with oxygen, a waste is produced called as nitrogenous wastes. The solid wastes are difficult to be removed from the body unlike the gaseous wastes like carbondioxide and water vapour, hence solid wastes are to be converted into soluble waste product such as […]

Abbreviations of the terms in Urinary System

Abbreviations of the terms in Urinary System

ADH : Anti-diuretic hormone ARF : Acute Renal Failure BUN : Blood, Urea, Nitrogen CAPD : Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Cath : Catheter CRF : Chronic Renal Failure Cysto : Cystoscopic Examination ESRD : End Stage Renal Disease ESWL : Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy HD : Hemodialysis IVP : Intravenous Pyelogram KUB : Kidney, Ureter […]

Urinary System : Pathological Terminology and Associated Conditions

Urinary System : Pathological Terminology and Associated Conditions

Pathological Terminology of Kidneys: Glomerulonephritis: Glomerulonephritis is the inflammation of the kidney glomerulus. It is also known as Bright’s disease. Interstitial Nephritis: Interstitial Nephritis is the inflammation of the renal interstitium. Nephrolithiasis: Nephrolithiasis is the formation of stones in the kidneys (renal calculi). Nephrotic Syndrome: A group of symptoms caused by excessive protein loss in […]