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How To Keep Your Skeletal 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Exercise : The first response to exercise is to increase heart rate and then blood pressure. This is the followed by several physiologic responses such as shunting blood to the muscles and the use of both Amino Acids from proteins and fats for production of energy. There are other long term changes that take place also. ...Read more
Crud in chest: You mean phlegm in your chest.You need to stop smoking if you smoke if you have nasal allergies to treat with antohistamines and/or nasal steroids if you have asthma you need long term bronchdilaters with inhaled steroids and you can try over the counter musinex as well we need more history to advice what applies to you see your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more
Lifestyle & behavoir: Just like you already know: Maintain proper nutrition, add vitamins if your diet is poor. Adequate sleep and exercise. Stress reduction. Avoid infections with proper hand hygiene and vaccinations. Seasonally avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when around people, ie shopping, working, gatherings and travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thats a big question: That's a big question that people dedicate their lives to study and find out. All the systems are important in "homeostasis". Narrowing which "homostasis" to a single function or a specific organ may allow a more specific explanation; but still lots and lots of effects. ...Read more
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Keeps body in shape: Being fit, eating right and getting enough sleep, keeps all body systems in shape. It is important for all body functions, not just the immune system. Stress, poor diet and lack of sleep lead to the opposite. Also, stress leads to the release of "stress hormones" that suppress the immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Fracture: I would think that broken bones are the most common. ...Read more
No: No, it is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
osteopenic bones: If you are not involved in weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, tennis etc then you are more likely to develop 'soft'bones or osteopenia.Another consequence of consistent wt.-bearing exercise is the release of endorphins into your bloodstream which help to relax you, make u feel better, etc. ...Read more
Pain, inflammation..: Gout is a type of arthritis. It can effect the joints of your skeletal system. With recurring flairs you can develop deposition of tophi within the joint, the bone around the joint can erode. A typical presentation is pain, redness, and swelling of a great toe joint that lasts 2-14 days. This is triggered by a food or drink. Avoid what causes the flair and your skeletal system won't be effected. ...Read more
Varies: Osteosarcoma is a cancer that arises from the bone itself. It can grow locally and can symptoms, and it can potentially metastasize throughout the body. Treatment varies and is based in part on the staging of the cancer; but can involve surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Musculoskeletal issu: Family Docs are typically first point of contact for vast majority of conditions & complaints, including musculoskeletal. In fact, we probably see more back pain complaints than all other specialties combined. Sports Medicine, Orthopedics & Pain Management are also involved in treating musculoskeletal conditions. ...Read more
Not much: You have to tell us a bit more about your leukemia as there are 4 sub types(2 Acute and 2 Chronic). Although Leukemia starts in the bones, it is limited t the bone marrow, the central soft part of the bone. So the bones remain strong although they can become painful especially in acute Leukemia cases. ...Read more
2012 study showed:: Stimulant medication was associated with early fat loss and reduced bone turnover. Lean tissue including bone increased more slowly over 3 years of continuous treatment than would be expected for growth in height. There was long-term improvement in the proportion of central fat for height. ...Read more
Not easy to answer: I looked up information on this question and there is not a lot of research on it One study, which I copied, found that long-term hypothermia may keep bone cells from building new bone and might break down bone- this study was in the elderly - so short answer is- don't think we really know for sure http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014482712003096 ...Read more
Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more
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