The Urinary System

Learn more about your urinary system - a marvel of complexity.

The Urinary System: Quick facts

  • Your kidneys balance body water levels and remove impurities, producing urine
  • Urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder, where it is stored until excreted
  • In a fully functioning urinary system, the brain and bladder communicate to coordinate when and how often you pee 
  • A functioning urinary system is critical to our overall good health


The Most Common Forms of Urinary Complications

Not all urinary issues are the same, and some, like incontinence and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common than you may think. But there are many treatment options available.