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Bladders and New Technology

Bladders and New Technology

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Blog, Nocturia, Overactive bladder, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

Our last post discussed the connection between our kidneys and blood pressure. The kidneys release urine in a steady flow. It moves down the ureters–muscular tubules–to the bladder. How does the bladder work? What happens when you hold urine in your bladder instead of going when you need to? Here is a well done description of how the bladder...

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Kidneys and blood pressure connection

Kidneys and blood pressure connection

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

It doesn’t seem possible that high blood pressure numbers can damage kidneys. But the way kidneys work can give you an understanding of the reason. Below is an infographic explaining the important filtration parts of the kidneys–nephrons. In the kidneys, the delicate structures called nephrons are filtering wonders. The blood moves into the...

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Microbes and health

Microbes and health

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Our last blog post focused on microbiomes and their potential involvement in obesity. To complement that post, here is a TED Talk about how people who move from other countries to the US lose their normal gut flora.     Another TED Talk, from 2014, describes the microbes in communities that are all over our bodies. It also discusses the Human...

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