Urinary Tract Infections : Bacteria Essay

1035 Words Jun 10th, 2015 5 Pages
“Please wipe from front to back (Weydt, 2010)”. During UTIs, urinary tract infections, bacteria enters your body through the urethra. When these bacteria or pathogens enter the body they may cause infections, especially in hospital settings. The urinary system is used for our body to produce urine as a way to help our system to get rid of waste and extra water that we do not need. It travels through a urinary tract that includes the kidneys, ureters, the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that filter the waste from the blood and produce urine. The ureters are two thin tubes the move the urine from the kidneys to the bladder. The bladder is an organ sac that holds the urine until it is time to leave the body through the urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries the urine to the outside of the body when voiding. The urethra is where most urinary tract infections take place (Hinkle, 2015). Urine is made of water, urea, urochrome, salts, creatinine, liver bile byproducts and ammonia. Urea is a waste product that forms when proteins are broken down. Urochrome is a pigmented blood product that gives urine its yellowish color. Creatinine is a waste product that forms with the normal breakdown of our muscles. When blood circulates through the kidneys water, protein and other nutrients are filtered back into the bloodstream while the waste travels through the urinary system to the bladder. The bladder expands as it fills with urine. The nerve endings…

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