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how does the immune system help maintain homeostasis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Controls microbes: The specific and non-specific immune systems work together to maintain a balance with the microbial world. Bacteria and fungi that colonize the body's ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very long answer: Check on google. This is a very complicated subject. It is good for at least one book.
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Homeostasis?: I am not sure what you mean by hemeostasis specifically in this question, but the immune system fights infection from viruses, bacteria and allergy. T ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kusher
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Balance immune first: Imbalances in the immune system can be the primary cause for failed diets. Fix immune system first and weight loss will be easier and more lasting. Yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
This is complex: By exhaling you get rid of co2 which helps control acidity, inhaling you bring in o2 energy metabolism. Inhaling and exhaling affect blood return to t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
It absorbs all.: the nutrients you eat and stores/utilizes the ones you need and you defecate or urinate out the ones you don't
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
Complex physiology: Nervous system gets information from plenty of sources including specialized chemorecptors. These inputs lead to adjustments based upon any discrepan ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Too Many to Say Here: By circulating blood and other cells the circulatory system suppiles nutrients, energy, protection & a myriad of other things throughout the body to c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
By a very complex: interplay of autonomic nervous system with various organs like the kidneys,brain,and hormonal messengers.Is this a question on an exam?
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
That's complicated: The cardiovascular system regulates flow of blood to various organs of the body by changing cardiac output and controlling the tone of the blood vesse ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
GIGO: Food in / poop out. Nutrients adsorbed in the small intestine and water in the colon
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Tolerance: The GI tract is tolerant of food antigens, and mounts a response to infections.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Immune system: The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No relation: Homeostasis refers to physiologic balance in our body. Inflammation does not!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You mean continence?: Try this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continence
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Good question: Both these systems, like the rest of your body, are under the control of the lower part of the brain. Whether we like it or not, this is a computer. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Complex question: You can spend 4 years learning about its basics and it takes lifetimes to continue studying it..
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
It Doesn't: You do by what you eat and drink. You don't eat food you starve to death You don't drink water you die of dehydration.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Your question: Is a very complex one. A balance between heart and lung necessary. Heart and lungs structure have to work well. Heart valves, volumes, pressures, aut ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many systems : The immune system functions well if the body is in good health. If there is protein loss in the urine or through the stools then the immune system ca ... Read More

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