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Disorders Of Homeostasis
Broadly speaking...: An under active thyroid slows metabolism. An overactive thyroid increases metabolic rate. However, other subtle or not subtle issues can occur. Low thyroid is associated with mild depression in early disease, and the hormone "prolactin, " may elevate. Heavy menstrual bleeding is common. In overactive thyroid states, menstrual bleeding may become scant, hair may become fine and brittle. ...Read more
Yes if its healthy: Maintaining an ideal body weight is critical for health. When we have too much fat, our body becomes inefficient. The nih just showed that in an obese person, 100cal is not 100cal but probably more b/c the body just stops functioning well. Hormonal disruption can occur, inflammation starts and starts this negative spiral downwards towards disease. Maintain a healthy weight & stop many diseases. ...Read more
Balance: Homeostasis refers to a stable or balanced state. ...Read more
Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more
Androgens: The following article describes what you ask: int j fertil. 1992;37 suppl 2:83-92. Mechanism of action/effects of androgens on lipid metabolism. Other on line info: androgen appears to affect lipoprotein metabolism in a number of ways. These include: increasing the activity of lipoprotein lipase and hepatic triglyceride lipase, resulting in higher levels of triglyceride in adipose tissue and a dr. ...Read more
What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?
Will try to reassure: Every patient with ms is different, but when problems appear you need to make certain that your basic disease modifying treatment is a potent drug (like Gilenya or tysabri). If you are suffering relapses, get steroids or acthar. You should be taking vitamin d-3, 5-10000 units daily. You should be doing aerobic exercise, follow low fat diet and manage stress, as all may help. Discuss with doc. ...Read more
Metabolism: Imagine your thyroid as the furnace heating your home. The temperature is controlled by the thermostat (pituitary gland). When the heater or thermostat malfunctions by providing too much or too little heat, it makes your life miserable. In human, it equates to how much energy your body can put out. Too much would exhaust your fuel supply too quickly, too little makes your energy sluggish. ...Read more
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