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Doctor insights on: Function And Structure Of The Immune System

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How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

Target organ damage: Blockage of blood vessels feeding different organs will compromise function of those organs, hence heart attacks, strokes, dementia, kidney damage, gangrene, etc., may all derive from atherosclerotic obstruction of vital blood flow to those tissues. ...Read more

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Do the functions of the cardiovascular system contribute to homeostasis?

Do the functions of the cardiovascular system contribute to homeostasis?

Yes: The body works as a very efficient system where one complements the other and when one is out it has to be repaired for it to work in harmony. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

The structure?: to effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time theres a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more

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Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Absolutely: People with kidney disease have a higher risk of hormonal and reproductive problems. Incidence of erectile dysfunction is higher. Pregnancy rates in women with advanced kidney disease are much lower, and the chances of getting pregnant are directly proportional to the severity of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?

If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?

Neuropathy: Interesting question, autoimmune neurological peripheral disorders can be aggressive and progress fast but usually start with tingling and loss of sensation before paralysis. Are you asking about a specific disorder or a hypothetical question? ...Read more

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What is the function of the nervous system with alzheimer's disease?

What is the function of the nervous system with alzheimer's disease?

Everything: It is all about the nervous system in alzheimer's disease. The main defect is the development of plaque around neurons in the brain and the failure of normal neurotransmission. The nerve cells in the brain fail to communicate and transmit properly. ...Read more

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If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral nervous system. You would be paralyzed and die without it. ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more

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Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infective organisms, toxins etc. ...Read more

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Which body system is needed to help the immune system function?

Many systems : The immune system functions well if the body is in good health. If there is protein loss in the urine or through the stools then the immune system can suffer. If there is chronic anemia causing fatigue then the immune system can suffer. If there is significant congestive heart failure of untreated thyroid disease then overall health is at risk and the immune system can suffer. ...Read more

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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which are meeting points where these immune cells can meet and interact. If an antigen presenting cell encounters a pathogen in the tissues, it will use the lymphatic system to carry a sample to the lymph node and find other cells that recognize it. ...Read more

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What part of the immune system is involved in organ rejection?

What part of the immune system is involved in organ rejection?

Innate and Adaptive: Innate or non-specific immunity involves the skin, lining of the GI tract, respiratory tract, gu tract, etc; and adaptive immunity that involves cells (primarily lymphocytes). Both types of immunity can affect the graft and trigger rejection. In addition, immune responses involve the formation of both cells and antibodies (proteins) that are reactive against the transplanted organ. ...Read more

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What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

Immunity!: Lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It includes lymphoid system. Tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone marrow are included in it! ...Read more

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How can poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

How can  poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more

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Is the lymphatic system one and the same as the immune system?

Not quite: Lymphatic system is geared towards removing excess fluid from the tissues, even though it traverses the lymph nodes. Immune system includes, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, liver and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue in lung and intestine, tonsils, adenoids etc. ...Read more