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Does social support system affect our immune function?

Does social support system affect our immune function?

Yes: Positive social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment. This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

Tolerance: The GI tract is tolerant of food antigens, and mounts a response to infections. ...Read more

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Which body system controls our coordination?

Which body system controls our coordination?

Nervous system: The central nervous system controls our coordination. Specifically, the cerebellum makes sure all of our motion is smooth and graceful. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system maintain homeostasis?

How does the digestive system maintain homeostasis?

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 ...Read more

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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

How does our respiratory system help our body function?

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 removed from the blood. The lungs exhale co2 (like a car's exhaust pipe), and take in oxygen with each breath, lungs transfer oxygen to red blood cells that transport it to your cells. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

What hormones affect the digestive system?

Digestive system: There are many hormones that can have a bad effect on the digestive system. That can happen when a particular hormone level is high or low. What problems are you having with your digestive system? Are you gaining weight? Losing weight? Blood pressure and pulse OK? etc. Please see your doctor without waiting too long. ...Read more

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How does digestive system work?

How does digestive system work?

Check this out: Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology) summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more

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What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste products from those tissues and return it to the lungs where they are expelled as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

Physiology: This cannot be answered in this short a space. All the organ systems in the body interact, most commonly with feedback mechanisms. Get a physiology textbook and begin reading. It may take you some time, particularly if you are not a biology student. ...Read more

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How does the cardiovascular system and respiratory system interrelate?

How does the cardiovascular system and respiratory system interrelate?

Cv system pumps bloo: The cardiovascular system pumps blood to the lungs (resp system) and to the rest of your body. The lungs bring oxygen into the blood as it passes through and takes carbon dioxide out. ...Read more

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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/.

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Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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How does the immune system maintains homeostasis?

How does the immune system maintains homeostasis?

Immune system: This is a very in-depth topic that could never be described with adequate detail in this little box. Please check out this website for specific information on the entire immune system. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunesystem/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Which body system is needed to help the immune system function?

Which body system is needed to help the immune system function?

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 can suffer. If there is chronic anemia causing fatigue then the immune system can suffer. If there is significant congestive heart failure of untreated thyroid disease then overall health is at risk and the immune system can suffer. ...Read more

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I have a pounding headache when I eat. Does this mean that my digestive system is not functioning properly?

I have a pounding headache when I eat. Does this mean that my digestive system is not functioning properly?

TMJ disorders: You could be having temporomandibular disorders. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain. If you are having any of these symptoms, see an orofacial pain specialist. Find one on www.Aaop.Org. ...Read more

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What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...Read more

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How does digestive system work?

Check this out: Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology) summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more

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How can the digestive system work?

Absorbs Nutrients: That's a very complicated question and there is not an easy answer. The body breaks down the food you eat to its component parts and then absorbs that to create energy. You can find a lot of information at your local library or on the internet. ...Read more

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Best way to cleanse your digestive system?

Best not to: Your body has a natural mechanism for eliminating waste, and generally it is better to let it handle it. Cleansing usually involves ingesting or inserting various 'natural' toxins which serve only to upset your gut's normal homeostasis (=balanced environment). Occasionally the body needs help restoring itself back to balance, esp after antibiotics, so probiotics may help in this specific case. ...Read more

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What happens if the digestive system fails?

What happens if the digestive system fails?

U can die , maybe.: Seriously speaking, failure of GI tract is uncommon unlike that of the kidney, heart, lungs and brain. Most GI conditions are related to infection, inflammation, bleeding and ulcers and u usually recover from these and won't cause GI crash or failure. Best wishes! http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more

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How can you flush out your digestive system?

How can you flush out your digestive system?

Eat a healthy: Hi fiber diet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily, 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise. And never do any of those colon cleansing scams. They are not necessary, are of no documented value or need and all they do is redistribute your wealth to those who are selling you that garbage. ...Read more

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What are the organs of the digestive system?

What are the organs of the digestive system?

Alimentary tract: Mouth with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first part of small bowel), jejunum, ileum, appenix, colon & recum. Additionally liver, gall bladder and pancreas are all involved in producing or storing digestive juices. ...Read more

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What is one take for digestive system health?

What is one take for digestive system health?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. A probiotic such as florastor or align is also helpful. ...Read more

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What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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How can you cleanse out your digestive system?

How can you cleanse out your digestive system?

Not necessary: Our digestive systems cleanse themselves naturally. If you're constipated, try increasing the fiber in your diet with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. If that doesn't work, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how our digestive system work?

Not in 400 char!: Basically, what goes in must come out. There are good online references from reputable sources: look at AMA, ASGE, ASCRS. ...Read more

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What foods can help regulate digestive system?

Depends on the cause: It depends on what part is giving you a problem. There is not enough room to review the foods for each defect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how your digestive system work?

Can you tell me how your digestive system work?

It doesn't: Your kidneys and lungs control your blood pH (homeostasis) by regulating HCO3 and CO2 to keep your blood pH at 7.43. ...Read more

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How does food flow through the digestive system?

How does food flow through the digestive system?

Peristalsis: Rhythmic wavelike squeezing and relaxiation from the mouth to the anus ...Read more