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how to keep the integumentary system healthy

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Largest organ: It is a waterproof covering, the first line of defense against infection, allows us the sense of touch, and it helps define our shape.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of t ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person ca ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Removal: of subcutaneous fat can help reduce body weight, i.e.- liposuction. No deleterious effects on the integumentary system.
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Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
See below: See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1522803/.
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Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Keep clean and hygenic in the area of the genitals. Practice safe sex. Exercise and eat a healthy diet. Have a good emotional life. Avoid tattooin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Question of health: Like the rest of the body, attend to your diet, do exercise, keep yourself mentally healthy, stay active, continually learn new facts and activities, ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Lung prevention: the most important thing you can do is to not smoke .

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