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Homeostasis (Overview)

Homeostasis refers to a stable or balanced state.


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Is keeping constant weight part of homeostasis?

Is keeping constant weight part of homeostasis?

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

Homeostasis (Overview)

Homeostasis refers to a stable or balanced state.


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How tyroiditis disturb homeostasis?

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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How do rickets disrupt homeostasis in the body?

How do rickets disrupt homeostasis in the body?

Vit D deficiency: Rickets is the bony manifestation of vitamin d deficiency in childhood. Vit d deficiency has many effects. The incidence of vit d insufficiency has doubled from 1994 to 2004. An air pollutant, cadmium, which has become more toxic since the removal of lead from gasoline breaks down 25-oh vitamin d. Low calcium, phosphorus, elevated alkaline phosphatase , neuromuscular irritability result. ...Read more

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Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

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

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Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more

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What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?

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 (fingolimod) 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

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What warning signs/ symptoms would a person with MS have that would keep your body from having normal homeostasis?

What warning signs/ symptoms would a person with MS have that would keep your body from having normal homeostasis?

Several: Big issues in ms include fatigue and cognitive loss, and these can be successfully treated with potent meds, and symptomatic approaches. Sometimes, co-morbidities appear resulting in infections, and relapses, so need to check for urinary problems, low vitamin b-12 and d levels, and even additional issues which will contribute to worsening. ...Read more

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How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn';t be effective. As exercise demand increases both respiration increases and heart rate increases together to provide oxygen and glucose to the tissues. ...Read more

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How does blood help maintain homeostasis?

How does blood help maintain homeostasis?

Does more than that: Homeostasis really occurs at a cellular level, and blood (or its equivalent in simpler life forms) carries what cells need to maintain their own homeostasis - defined by one of my professors as "change that is necessary for staying the same". Cells send out signals when they are distressed or in need, and in some cases the body responds and sends what those cells need in the blood. ...Read more

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How does the nervous system maintain homeostasis?

Complex physiology: Nervous system gets information from plenty of sources including specialized chemorecptors. These inputs lead to adjustments based upon any discrepancy and nervous system through hormones regulates the blood chemistry. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

Tolerance: The GI tract is tolerant of food antigens, and mounts a response to infections. ...Read more

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What aspect of homeostasis does clotting time assess?

What aspect of homeostasis does clotting time assess?

Thrombin formation: Bleeding time mainly assesses the time it takes for prothrombin to be converted to thrombin. Thrombin converts fibrinogen into fibrin which is essential in clot formation. ...Read more

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How does having a UTI disrupt homeostasis in the body?

How does having a UTI disrupt homeostasis in the body?

Uti: Generally speaking a urinary tract infection should not disrupt homeostasis unless overwhelming infection could develop sepsis and death. ...Read more

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Is maintaining constant heartrate part of homeostasis?

Is maintaining constant heartrate part of homeostasis?

Part of it: The heart rate resting tells how well you are functioningt. The heart is like a machine, the more work it has to do, the faster it will stop working. The better functioning it is with a low resting heart rate (not something so low that it causes symptoms), the faster you recovery from exercise, the better shape you are which signals the better balance you have internally. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system support homeostasis in the body?

How does the digestive system support homeostasis in the body?

It Doesn't: You do by what you eat and drink. You don't eat food you starve to death You don't drink water you die of dehydration. ...Read more

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What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

If you: Don't have diabetes your body will keep your blood sugar in the normal range in spite of eating, fasting, exercise, etc. If they function normally, all of your other thousands of hormones will be kept at normal and appropriate levels. ...Read more