The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a long film. I remember seriously regretting my decision to wash down my popcorn with a litre of diet coke when the film decided to taunt my aching bladder with a protracted scene of a dam breaking. When you feel such an urge to go to the […]Read more "Why We Wee When We Want – How The Brain Controls The Bladder"
The anti-ageing industry in the UK brings in, on average, a whopping 8.3 billion each year! The large revenues reflect how much it affects us as a society. With new eye creams and anti-wrinkle formulas being released each year – ageing definitely matters to us! Have you ever paused to think about what is actually causing […]Read more "Turn Back The Clock – Free Radicals Ageing The Bladder"
The phrase “to go against the tide” means to oppose or resist what others are doing or saying. For the urethra this phrase perfectly describes its function – to provide resistance against the urinary bladder. The urethra provides a resistance that stops any unwanted leakage of urine from the bladder: the contracted urethra is much […]Read more "Going Against The Tide – An Essay On Urethra Function"
Every morning after we wake up, the first thing everybody needs to do is go to the toilet. We get rid of the digested food we ate yesterday and empty our bladder. Can you imagine what’s going on inside our body? In order to have a normal happy life, we require a very good relationship between […]Read more "Pain In The Butt – The Bladder, The Bowel, And Their Relationship"
A walnut best describes the shape and size of the prostate gland. The prostate is a round structure found between the bladder and the urethra, responsible for secreting prostate fluid, a constituent of semen. Interestingly, walnuts have also been associated with health benefits to males and slowing the progression of prostate cancer. When the prostate gland […]Read more "Prostate Cancer – In A (Wal)nut Shell"
Tissue engineering is like upgrading a building. The building is our body damaged by age or disease. When one or more tissues fail due to an accident or aging, prostheses or other artificial materials are inserted in the body by doctors. These materials act as a scaffold so the builders – our cells – can […]Read more "Refurbishing The Pelvic Floor Using Regenerative Medicine"