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How Your Brain and Bladder Work Together

If you’ve made an appointment with a urologist to talk about a urinary problem, such as incontinence, it can be helpful to know how your body works. Your urinary system is made up of organs and structures, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. But the brain also has an important role to play.

As your kidneys process the blood, they remove waste products and produce urine. The urine is sent to the bladder for temporary storage. As your bladder fills up, it sends a signal to your brain. This lets you feel the need to urinate. When you’re ready to urinate, your brain sends a signal via the nerves to the bladder muscles. The muscles contract the bladder, which forces the urine out into the urethra. The urethra is the small tube that allows urine to exit the body.

At Urology Associates, P.C., our urologists in Nashville are courteous, compassionate professionals who work closely with each patient to improve their health and quality of life. Call 888-656-0667 to request a confidential consultation.