Urinary System Pathology


The urinary system filters waste out of the blood and maintains a homeostatic blood pressure. It regulates the ion levels, pH, and volume of the blood. The kidneys regulate blood pressure, produce hormones, and excrete wastes. The Nephrons filter out substances out of the blood, give useful substances to the blood, and form urine. We should refer the client to a doctor if we see: discoloration or blood in urine, fever accompanied by abdominal, groin, flank, or low back pain, painful, difficult, or frequent urination, nausea and vomiting, unusual swelling or edema, decreased urinary output. Do not massage abdominal region for Cystitis. Glomerulonephritis is the inflammation of glomeruli in the kidneys. Gout is high levels of uric acid in the blood. Kidney stones are crystals of salt in the urine. Massage will reduce pain, stress, and muscle spasms in the back. Polycystic kidney disease is a common genetic disorder that you need clearance from a doctor in order to massage.

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