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Doctor insights on: Diseases That Affect The Integumentary System

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Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

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 pituitary (MSH) that can stimulate melatonin production in the skin, causing skin darkening (similar to a suntan) ...Read more

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How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

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 the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more

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How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

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 can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more

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How does the integumentary system protect the body's internal living tissues and organs?

How does the integumentary system protect the body's internal living tissues and organs?

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. ...Read more

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How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

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 also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more

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What leads to a nervous system disorder?

What leads to a nervous system disorder?

Many things: Some NS disorders are genetic, while others are environmental, autoimmune, infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, toxic, and yet others are what we call idiopathic meaning the etiology (cause) is unknown. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system?

How do diseases affect the nervous system?

Many answers: There are many answers to this question. There are illnesses that affect the nervous system and nothing else, and there are illnesses that affect many parts of the body, including the nervous system. There are illnesses related to infections, cancer, stroke/vascular disease, degenerative conditions, toxic exposure, inherited illnesses. inflammatory conditions like MS, for example. ...Read more

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How many diseases affect the nervous system?

How many diseases affect the nervous system?

Far too many: We have numerous primary nervous system disorders, such as MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, migraine,
BUT a host of systemic diseases can cause secondary neurological complications, such as diabetes, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, Sjogren's, lupus. ...Read more

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Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Many: Can cure cases of bacterial infections, some viral infections, and fungal. Benign brain tumors can be excised successfully. Most neurological diseases can be treated and controlled, but many cannot fully be cured yet. ...Read more

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What disease shuts down your nervous system?

Only one: The only "disease" that completely "shuts down" your entire nervous system is death. ...Read more

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How many disorders affect the nervous system?

How many disorders affect the nervous system?

Estimate: Here's a start for a gross estimation:
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How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

Breast or bone?: There are two different types of paget's disease. One effects the bones making them appear deformed or misshapen. The other arises in the nipple and initially is localized but may metastasize with advanced disease. ...Read more

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What is a disease which affects the nervous system?

What is a disease which affects the nervous system?

Too numerous to list: However, classic diseases of brain include strokes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsies, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, etc, and a huge category of medical and metabolic problems which secondarily affect brain function. ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more

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What diseases most commonly affect the nervous system?

What diseases most commonly affect the nervous system?

Difficult to answer: This is a broad question as there are MANY disease that affect the nervous system - both the central and peripheral nervous system and it would be hard to say in 400 characters the most common ones. A more specific question may be helpful! ...Read more

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How can a disease of the nervous system affect balance?

How can a disease of the nervous system affect balance?

ANATOMICAL: Diseases of brain and spinal cord cause symptoms based on anatomical location of damage. Since a substantial area for balance is located in the cerebellum and brainstem connections, disruption here can result in loss of balance. In alcohol/ nutritional problems, there may be midline cerebellar atrophy leading to gait and leg incoordination. Some cancers have toxins hurting cerebellar neurons. ...Read more

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How is the nervous system physically affected by disease?

How is the nervous system physically affected by disease?

Yes: The central and peripheral nervous system can be infected directly as in meningitis, encephalitis and neuritis. Many nervous system, esp CNS diseases involve excess or deficiencies in various neurotransmitters, e.g. Parkinson's (low dopamine), depression (low serotonin or norepinephrine), psychosis (excess dopamine). Also there are degenerative diseases of the nervous system, e.g. Alzheimer's. ...Read more