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Urinary Pathologies

November 29, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

The kidneys are the primary organs of the urinary system. Other organs of the urinary system are ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The functions of the kidneys are regulation of blood levels of ions, regulation of blood pH, adjusting blood volume, regulation of blood pressure, production of hormones, and the production and excretion of waste. The kidney produces two hormones: calcitrol and erythropoietin. The kidney contain a million of nephrons. Nephrons are the functional units of the kidneys. Blood cells and proteins are too large to fit through the filtration of membrane. Therefore, the presence of either molecules in urine indicate kidney dysfunction. The juxtaglomerular apparatus in the nephron measures the body’s blood pressure. An overview of glomerunephritis, nephrotic syndrome, kidney stones, pyelnephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and renal failure follow in the chapter. The chapter concludes with a discussion of disorders of the bladder and urinary tract.

Urinary Pathologies

August 10, 2010

Patients with urinary disorders are a special population. For instance, a client with Nephrotic Syndrome might first present with swollenness around the periorbital region which eventually spreads to other areas of the body including the abdomen, extremities, and the scrotum in males. If the client is undiagnosed and the practitioner notices such symptoms in combination with pallor, weight gain, and loss of appetite (if the client has mentioned this to the therapist), the therapist should recommend the client see his or her physician before continuing therapy. Once therapy has been approved for the patient with Nephrotic Syndrome, the therapist must take precautions to ensure the comfort of the patient. Direct pressure over the kidneys is not advised and should be avoided when at all possible. If the patient begins to complain of fatigue, the therapist should shorten the treatment and focus on only the most necessary aspects of therapy for the client.

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