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Doctor insights on: How To Keep The Integumentary System Healthy

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How does the integumentary system protect the body's internal living tissues and organs?

How does the integumentary system protect the body's internal living tissues and organs?

Largest organ: It is a waterproof covering, the first line of defense against infection, allows us the sense of touch, and it helps define our shape. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more

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How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more

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Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the pituitary (MSH) that can stimulate melatonin production in the skin, causing skin darkening (similar to a suntan) ...Read more

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How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more

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Are there habits to keep a man's reproductive system healthy?

Are there habits to keep a man's reproductive system healthy?

Yes: Keep clean and hygenic in the area of the genitals. Practice safe sex. Exercise and eat a healthy diet. Have a good emotional life. Avoid tattooing and piercings. Love the one you're with and vice versa and do everthing to moderation. ...Read more

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How to keep nerves system to work normai and health?

How to keep nerves system to work normai and health?

Diet and exercise: Are the best answers for most issues. Acupuncture can also be helpful as can staying hydrated, avoiding bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug intake. The body will take care of itself if you take care of it with healthy food, movement, and a positive attitude. That is a short answer with broad application. ...Read more

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How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

Avoiding irritants: To keep your respiratory system healthy the most important thing is to avoid smoking and second-hand smoke. Avoiding exposure to particles and chemicals known to cause lung disease such as chemical fumes, dust, mold. Avoiding certain professions that lead to the above-mentioned exposures (mine work, sandblasters, tunnel builders, foundry workers, etc). Use of nasal lubricants during dry seasons. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

Staying Healthy: Keeping your immune system healthy and active is very important to protect your body against diseases, infections and other ailments. Some ways to keep it healthy are by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin daily and exercising regularly. Seems simple enough, but if your body is run down or not getting proper nutrition, it can make it easier to get sick. ...Read more

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What can you do to keep a healthy male reproductive system?

What can you do to keep a healthy male reproductive system?

Prevention: To keep a healthy male repro system use safe sex practices (i.e., condoms), use protective wear when playing sports (i.e., a "cup") and do not smoke or use any tobacco products. Eat healthy & exercise to prevent hb pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Regular ejaculation during the younger years can also improve prostate health later in life. And avoid heat: yes. Hot tubs are bad! ...Read more

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Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Why does exercising keep your respiratory system healthy instead of wearing it down?

Working it out: Exercise works both the focused muscle groups you're exercising (legs while running, arms while lifting) and exercises your muscles of respiration as you breath faster and more forcefully. In addition to working out these muscles, you take larger volumes when you breath during exercise which allows for improved aeration and blood circulating through your lungs. All of which is beneficial. ...Read more

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What is a heathy way to boost your amune system?

What is a heathy way to boost your amune system?

Several: Getting plenty of rest yet exercising, eating a health and balanced diet, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol to excess, no drugs, avoiding stress, keeping a positive outlook, establishing loving relationships, seeking a higher power, praying or meditating and generally having a good outlook on life. These things will sever you well. Wash hands often, avoid crowds when possible. ...Read more

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Who all is in the health care sector or system?

Who all is in the health care sector or system?

EVERYONE and some...: Everyone uses healthcare at some point in their lifetime--whether seeing a doc, getting your eyes checked, teeth cleaned, or buying some Motrin for headaches, we all consume healthcare dollars. Companies making medicines, equipments, build hospital/medical offices, ambulances, healthcare providers, and other workers are part of the system. It is the largest sector. I need more space to explain.. ...Read more

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Do canadians like their national health system?

Positive view: Most canadians find their system responsive, inexpensive and of good quality. They do rank higher on most categories used to measure effectiveness than does the usa. Canadian doctors are a little less positive as they have a limitation of income but I do not see a mass movement of canadian md's into the us. ...Read more

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What things affect the health of the nervous system?

What things affect the health of the nervous system?

Numerous: A standard textbook of neurology read from cover to cover would answer your question in detail. But common neurological diseases include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and medical illnesses causing neurological complications such as alcohol, and diabetes; ...Read more

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How does your nervous system affect your overall health?

It controls health: Nervous system controls your healths in many aspects. ...Read more

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What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

Model of MS: Environment is important for many neurological conditions. Using MS as example, hot weather can cause fatigue, and bright sunshine may cause temporary loss of vision. Cigarette smoking can make disorder worse. Lack of sunshine will reduce vitamin D which makes not only MS worse, but also makes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's worse. ...Read more

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Why are there numerous electronic health record (ehr) systems?

Why are there numerous electronic health record (ehr) systems?

Competition: The government under GWBush, which promoted EHRs, did not insist on standards. So hundreds of companies entered the field selling their products in competition against all the others. Some have dropped out due to poor utilization, but many still exist. Each thinks they will dominate the market in the future. This is an expensive waste and prevents the toured communication between EHRs. ...Read more

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How to get a slower metabolism system and gain some healthy weight?

How to get a slower metabolism system and gain some healthy weight?

Why?: Why would you want to gain body fat? Suggest you stick to a healthy diet balnced in protein, carbs, and fat. Exercise daily. Trying to gain fat is like to tryin gto lose weight by starting smoking. Try adding some weight lifting too. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how are nervous system and mental health related?

I was just wondering how are nervous system and mental health related?

A healthy central: Nervous system is required for mental as well as physical health. Since the central nervous system communicates all we experience to our brains it is central to how well we can process and react to stimulation and cope with our environment. ...Read more

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I'm 28wks and I have just stopped the use of cocain I'm extremely nervous about my baby's health will it still be in her system And can she stillbehr

I'm 28wks and I have just stopped the use of cocain I'm extremely nervous about my baby's health will it still be in her system And can she stillbehr

Several issues: These drugs are often cut with other drugs/additives so you never know exactly what baby is exposed to. Stay clean & baby has the best chance of being born with no form of withdrawal. Any trace of the drugs would be gone from her pee, but likely still detected in her poop. ...Read more

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How can the heart work with other systems to keep the body healthy?

How can the heart work with other systems to keep the body healthy?

Long story short,: All the organ systems of the body need oxygenated blood for energy to do their job. The heart is the pump that delivers the blood to the whole body. ...Read more

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Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Difficult: Since you are exposed to some many germ-carrying critters, you are likely to catch their infection more often than the average person. Washing your hands after touching the kids or furniture in the workplace more often may help to reduce the exposure. Have a small bottle of sanitizing gel with you so that you can use it more often. Use a towel to turn off bathroom faucet and on the door handle. ...Read more

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How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

Exercise improves: These systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems.
Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more