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How To Keep The Integumentary System Healthy
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It controls health: Nervous system controls your healths in many aspects. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?
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
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