Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine. It also helps regulate your blood volume and pressure, and controls the level of chemicals and salts in your body's cells and blood. Learn more here.
The urinary tract
The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.
Your bladder stores urine. It works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products through urine. Learn more about your bladder here.
The urinary system prevents waste from building up in your blood. Learn about related health problems, including blood in urine, cystitis, incontinence, kidney infection, prostate problems and UTIs.
The kidneys’ main functions are to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and help control your blood pressure. Find out more about how they work.
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect men and women differently. Find out more about UTI symptoms, treatment and prevention, and when to seek medical help.
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but it will usually improve if treated promptly. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.
Flexible cystoscopy (male)
A flexible cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder using a flexible telescope (cystoscope).
Benign prostate hypertrophy
Benign prostate hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly arises after you reach the age of 40.
Prostate trouble is common. If your medication does not help or symptoms are severe, a bladder-neck incision should relieve your symptoms.