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How does the immune system help to heal a broken bone?

How does the immune system help to heal a broken bone?

Very important: Inflammation is a major step in the healing process for a fracture. A healthy immune system is required to create a healing response through inflammation a recruitment of blood cells. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How does a bone fracture affect the body's homeostasis? How do I relate this to mineral storage and blood cell formation/ Is there any good articles o

How does a bone fracture affect the body's homeostasis? How do I relate this to mineral storage and blood cell formation/ Is there any good articles o

Physiology.Lifeology: You might start with a great physiology text book. Most texts have chapter designated to the physiology of bone repair, mineral loss and uptake, as well as the physiology of red blood cell formation. Understanding the physiology of life is best appreciated by being well grounded with the basics. ...Read more

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What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?

What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?

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. The different components IgG, M, and A and their subclasses rise and fall according to the body's need. ...Read more

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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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How does the immune system help maintain homeostasis?

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 surfaces; the skin, the respiratory tract and the GI tract are met at those surfaces they do not invade. The micro biome (these colonizing microbes) play an important role in homeostasis. ...Read more

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I've get through bone marrow transplant about 1 and a half year ago. But why my body still get sick easily and my immune system getting worst?

I've get through bone marrow transplant about 1 and a half year ago. But why my body still get sick easily and my immune system getting  worst?

Bone marrow: It is a tough procedure to receive. Your body is still recovering from all therapy you received in the past. Perhaps your WBC are still low too- that makes you prone to have infection. If you had an allogeneic transplant and are taking medication for gvhd for instance- that can also affect your white blood cell and makes you immunocompromised. I recommend you to f/u with your transplant team. ...Read more

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How does bone marrow relate to one's immune system?

How does bone marrow relate to one's  immune system?

Bone marrow: Makes blood cellualr element: red cells, white cells, platelets. Immunity is provided by lymphocytes that either are activated directly, or specialized to make antibody. ...Read more

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Will the immune system be suppressed by bone marrow biopsy?

No: No, not by biopsy. A biopsy means simply taking a very small sample of the bone marrow. Nothing that is significant enough to suppress immune function in any significant fashion. ...Read more

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What supplements should I take for a weak immune system and weak bones?

What supplements should I take for a weak immune system and weak bones?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d is long been linked with healthly bone metabolism. To build a brick building you need brick, (calcium ), mortar (vitamin d ), and a mason ( hormones, either estrogen or the bisphosphonates). The immune system also has a need for vitamin d as well. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for a weak immune system and weak bones? Im 79

Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for a weak immune system and weak bones? Im 79

Absolutely not: Do not take advise on this topic from anyone other than a physician or a nutritionist. You are best off to see a physician who can evaluate your overall health status and make recommendations. With the proper assessment, the right solution can be found. If you are in south florida, please call (561) 807-2561. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more