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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.

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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.

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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.

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How does the immune system help maintain homeostasis?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for a weak immune system and weak bones? I'm 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.

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Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active immune cells in most tissues including the skin, GI tract including liver and lungs.

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Could taking an all in body building product reflex one stop xtreme cause broken bone not to heal contains whey protein creatine taurine etc?

Could taking an all in body building product reflex one stop xtreme cause broken bone not to heal contains whey protein creatine taurine etc?

Not likely-Who Knows: Whey is just a byproduct of cheese production, something else to sell by promoting customer illusions. Most evidence is that humans are adapted to perform best eating real food, not processed byproducts with lots of claims supported by no research (none required for food, food supplement products or claims.) at the same time, internal controls & body use far more likely relevant to bone healing.

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I had an X-Ray and there isn't a broken bone, but there is a large red spot over a knot that is warm and painful?

I had an X-Ray and there isn't a broken bone, but there is a large red spot over a knot that is warm and painful?

Ice lady commeth.: The general procedure used for dealing with the initial injury is ice application. This is included in the RICE protocol for immediate care. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The injured area was not given so you will need to adjust the protocol to fit your needs. To remove all doubt, obtain advice from a professional.

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I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. Help!?

I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. Help!?

Spondylolisthesis: Was always there long before the boot was on your foot. Likely the change in your gait caused it to pinch the nerve exiting out of that level. I would suggest you see a pain/spine fellowship trained specialist. You may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection.

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How long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

How long does it usually take for a broken bone to heal?

6-12 weeks: Most fractures of the the foot ankle hand wrist and forearm heal in 6-8 weeks. Fracture of the tibia femur and humerus may take up to 10-12 weeks (longer in some cases).

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Which type of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Which type of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Narcotics often: Avoid non steroidal anti-inflammatories as they can adversely effect bone union and healing.

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How long does it generally take for a broken bone to fully heal?

How long does it generally take for a broken bone to fully heal?

Usually 6 weeks: Fractures usually take about six weeks to heal, but will remodel over the next 12-18 months. This process is faster in kids and slower in the elderly. Certain fractures heal faster than others. Non-displaced fractures heal faster.

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Please answer! What kind of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Please answer! What kind of pain medication (s) do you get for a broken bone?

Pain meds vary: From patient to patient, doc to doc and depend on the type of fracture. Surgical fixation of fracture typically warrants a narcotic, on-surgical fixation is typically treated with a low dose narcotic or Nsaid, tylenol (acetaminophen).

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...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