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Doctor insights on: Does The Sphincter Weaken With Agei M63

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To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

Nothing food: Don't even think about it . Despite the zeal from GH advocates, it will do you far more harm than good in the long run. Using GH is like borrowing from a loan shark. You may feel better for the short run but will be paying a heavy price in the long run. ...Read more

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Does stiff-person syndrome (moersch woltman) "burn out" with age, as the immune system weakens?

Does stiff-person syndrome (moersch woltman) "burn out" with age, as the immune system weakens?

No: The disease kniown as stiffman syndrome is not known to burn out if the synptoms reolve one would question the diagnosis. It is a progressive disease not well treated controlled with diazapam high doses and has been treated with plasmaphioresis with mixed results. ...Read more

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How does stress effect or weaken the immune system, especially in a cancer recovery patient?

Very complex things: There's a big difference between acute ; chronic stress. The hypothalamic-pituitary axis has vital responses to ensure survival in acute stress -- and these responses are very connected to immune responses. Cortisol, epinephrine, and ne pour out, stimulating lymph nodes ; spleen; interleukins stimulate immune cells to secrete cytokines. In a chronic stress feedback loop, these can be suppressed. ...Read more

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Does cancer weaken the immune system or does the medication for the cancer (chemotherapy) weaken the immune system?

Does cancer weaken the immune system or does the medication for the cancer (chemotherapy) weaken the immune system?

Cancer and immunity: Interesting question. Cancer usually either fools or overwhelms the immune system as the latter usually keeps cancer cells in check. Medications for cancer vary, some kill the good and the bad and wipe out the immune system with the cancer cells and the new biologics are targeted therapy that only kill cancer cells. Science is progressing, stay tuned.. ...Read more

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How does biofeedback work (effectively) on the internal anal sphincter if its contraction and relaxation are uncontrollable to begin with?

How does biofeedback work (effectively) on the internal anal sphincter if its contraction and relaxation are uncontrollable to begin with?

Ask the provider: It will be best to discuss this w/ the provider until it makes sense to you. It's not fully involuntary, but this is too complex to explain here. In general Biofeedback provides evidence of what's happening inside you so that you can learn the associated sensations. Talk to one who does it and can demonstrate it to you. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause heart pain? & does it weaken the immune system

Does anxiety cause heart pain? & does it weaken the immune system

Panic attacks: Panic attacks can often seem like one is having a heart attack, when in all actuality the chest pains are the body's reaction to unprocessed stress overload, and not a cardiac even of one sort or another, which can be ruled out in either your general practitioner's office or in the Emergency Room. And yes, the immune system can weaken as a reaction to prolonged stress combined with sleep loss. ...Read more

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How does the large intestine work with other systems to keep the body healthy? (Provide 3 Example)

How does the large intestine work with other systems to keep the body healthy? (Provide 3 Example)

In multiple ways: The colon receives liquid chyme from the small intestine and it reabsorbs the water and stores the fecal residue for elimination. The microbiota of the colon produce Vitamin K and other vitamins that the body need. The bacteria also ferment a number of carbohydrates that our cells cannot process, releasing short chain fatty acids that we absorb. Our microbiota are essential for our functioning . ...Read more

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How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

Several ways.: Injury, disease (stroke), treatment (cast), severe mental illness like depression or catatonic states. What specifically do you want to know? ...Read more

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Will the digestive system weaken with inactivity?

Will the digestive system weaken with inactivity?

Define inactivity: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Are you not eating? If so, the GI tract is not doing its job & the muscles surrounding the entire track may become atrophic (weaker). Digestion, absorption, and production of chemicals may not be weakened however. If inactivity came first, then a functional GI work-up is in order. By this I do not mean scoping, but a much more thorough look molecularly. ...Read more

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During post strep glomerulonephritis, can it weaken the defence system as well as affect tissue repair ability of the reproductive organs and tissues?

During post strep glomerulonephritis, can it weaken the defence system as well as affect tissue repair ability of the reproductive organs and tissues?

No: The effect is on the kidney and would not have affected other organs. Although once common, this is really a rare complication from a strep infection over the past several decades at least in the US. ...Read more

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How does the structure of lymphatic capillaries correlate with their function?

How does the structure of lymphatic capillaries correlate with their function?

Intelligent design: The fluid carried by the blood stream/arteries leaks out into the tissues through the capillary walls and when the tissues are healthy, are drawn into the minute lymph channels and flows back into the blood stream at the superior vena cava just above the heart before the blood goes through the lungs for re-oxygenation. Impairment of the delicate channels or lymph nodes results in edema. ...Read more

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