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How does cortisol affect the body in general?

How does cortisol affect the body in general?

Antiinflammatory : Cortisol is a very important anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by your adrenal cortex. It is natures prednisone. Too little cortisol can manifest as low blood sugar, inflammation, anorexia and other symptoms (this would be called and adrenal crisis) too much cortisol = muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weight gain, high blood sugar, and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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How does bulimia affect the body?

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How does bulimia affect the body?

Eating do: Anorexia & bulimia lead to complications as noted in the diagram. ...Read more

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How does anxiety affect the body long term?

How does anxiety affect the body long term?

Several ways: Stress causes hormonal and chemo-transmitters changes which over extended periods cause a multitude of problems to your bodies glands and organs. The mind and body are intimately related. Heart , kidney, pancreas, and many more problems, including malignancies, can result from long term stress. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect the body?

How does malaria affect the body?

Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the body?

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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How does rickets affect the body?

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How does rickets affect the body?

Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscles are poorly developed with low tone. ...Read more

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How does thyroid cause the body to overheat?

How does thyroid cause the body to overheat?

Overheating: Hyperthyroidism speeds up the body's metabolism. This generates excessive heat as a by-product. Kinda like when you exercise and generate heat. ...Read more

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How does the brain affect homeostasis?

How does the brain affect homeostasis?

Master organ: The brain is the primary organ affecting homeostasis. The hypothalamus of the brain is the main organ controlling temperature, hormone release, water metabolism, etc. ...Read more

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How does salt affect the liver?

How does salt affect the liver?

Liver: controlling Salt intake is important if you have liver disease like cirrhosis ...Read more

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Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

See below: It's a bacteria found in water & soil. Infected animals may also serve as sources. It may infect many different sites, such as the brain or spinal cord membranes or the bloodstream. Healthy adults & children can be infected, but rarely become seriously ill. High risk: people with weakened immune systems & those with chronic diseases. Sx's resemble other illnesses-fever/flu like. ...Read more

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How does the thyroid gland affect diabetes?

How does the thyroid gland affect diabetes?

Affect metabolism : It is a complex question. Briefly, low function of thyroid called hypothyroidism will slow down the using of glucose. If patient has diabetes, hypothyroidism may worsen diabetes, but patient with hypothyroidism may slow down intake of food, so the taking calories may decrease so the blood auger level may be even out. Vise visa hyperthyroidism may have the opposite effect. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect the brain?

How does lupus affect the brain?

See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion. ...Read more

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How exactly does asthma affect the body?

How exactly does asthma affect the body?

Effects...: Asthma consists of bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. Typical signs and symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, etc. Asthma patients have exacerbations of disease and between episodes, many patients don't have any symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

Multiple Ways: Deceases can affect the nervous system in many ways the central nervous system interrupting the circulation what supplies do you want; they can trigger early early death of cells by affecting us can because metabolic disorders by mental conditions such as defoliants, metal intoxication ; nutritional deficiencies or excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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How does epinephrine affect the heart?

How does epinephrine affect the heart?

Epinephrine: Epi causes both blood vessel constriction and increased force of contraction. It usually also increases the rate of contraction. It usually increases blood pressure and cardiac output . These are acute effects. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the circulatory system?

How does caffeine affect the circulatory system?

Caffeine circulation: Great discussion at wikipedia. Ever heard of it? Give it a try. The effects are very complex and I have studied them. Cannot give adequate detail in 400 characters. ...Read more

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How does osteoporosis affect other body systems?

How does osteoporosis affect other body systems?

It effects only bone: But other body systems cause osteoporosis. Also some external causes. Thyroid, renal disease, diabetes, mal absorption. There are more. Smoking, steroid exposure being in space with 0 gravity (most of us need not worry about this). ...Read more

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How does zinc affect the body?

How does zinc affect the body?

Trace element: Zinc is one of the trace elements needed for the activity of certain enzymes, including enzymes involved in DNA synthesis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more