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Doctor insights on: How Does The Respiratory System Interacts With The Immune System

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Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

BALT: The respiratory system (lungs) has parts of the immune system in it. It is called balt-bronchial associated lymphoid tissue. There are also cells in the lining of the lung that "sample" the air for virus, bacteria, etc. These cells communicate with the immune system to eventually make antibodies that can then circulate within the body to protect from infections. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How can the respiratory system rely on the immune system?

How can  the respiratory system rely on the immune system?

Immune system: The immune system is within every organ in our body, including the lungs to defend it from foreign material, such as toxic inhalants, allergens, infections etc. ...Read more

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How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

The stomach and: esophagus may regurgitate acid and contents into the upper airway and into the lung. This condition, reflux esophagitis, can cause heartburn, chronic cough, asthma and in severe cases, aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more

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Are there any multi vitamin for immune system that wont interact with tegretol retard ?

Are  there any multi vitamin for immune system that wont interact with tegretol retard ?

Multivitamins OK: Good morning, it is ok to use multivitamins along with using tegretol. Vitamin c is claimed to have beneficial effect in helping to fight some viral infections. Vitamin d can be helpful in many different ways, as many of us do not have sufficient quantity of natural vitamin d due to insufficient exposure to daily required sun exposure, because of our life-style. ...Read more

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Is red clover herb good for menopause, joints, immune sys, and respiratory sys? Can you tell me also what else this is good for?

Is red clover herb good for menopause, joints, immune sys, and respiratory sys?  Can you tell me also what else this is good for?

Esp. menopause, also: Red clover is esp. useful for menopausal symptoms & may help prevent osteoporosis, uterine cancer & cardiovascular disease. It can loosen phlegm & reduce bronchospasm. I have not found evidence it helps joints or immune function. See http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-red-clover.html for a good review of its actions and benefits. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

Easy.: The brain (mission control of the nervous system) initiates the drive to breath based upon input from a variety of sensors. It transmits signals via the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm to initiate breathing. Cough receptors in the lung similarly control the cough reflex. Additionally the epiglottis is triggered to cover and protect the trachea to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more