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Human Circulatory System For Kids
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
Very well: Wow! what a question to answer with a short answer. The nervous system develops very well from cells in the fetus which have the potential to become any type of cell line. ...Read more
Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?
Delta phase sleep: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep. ...Read more
Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis. ...Read more
Very complicated: Generally speaking, the innate immune system is the part of the immune system that you are born with, while the adaptive immune system is developed over time and with exposure to infection. While they are separate entities, they certainly work together in a complimentary fashion to fight various infections. Good question! ...Read more
Nutrition & sleep: Immune systems function best with natural boosting. A balanced diet with plenty of vegetables & fruit + nutrient enriched food is the key. It is rare to be deficient but if your child is an extremely fussy eater then a supplement like Viabdeck or Vital C could be used. Be careful with supplements however - they can be TOXIC. Children need a lot of sleep so being strict with bedtime is important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HHV-6 virus: Usually after the infection hhv-6 goes into dormancy. Most primary infections are asymptomatic. Hhv-6 reactivation can result in illness. Active acute hhv-6 infection have been found in immunocompromised patients. Hhv-6 infects lymphocytes and infection can be associated with meningitis. ...Read more
Is it true that in certain diseases, the immune system attacks your body - it causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues?
Yes: Body can make antibodies as well as cells that damage or destroy its own cells and tissues and are the basis for some diseases, e.g., systemic lupus, hemolytic anemia, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001819/. ...Read more
Yes: The part of the nervous system that controls the circulatory system is the autonomic nervous system, which can affect heart rate and blood pressure. Vasovagal syncope is an example. The vagus nerve, when stimulated, causes the heart rate to slow down and blood pressure to drop, which in turn can cause a person to pass out. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A balanced diet with plenty of leafy green vegetables supports your immune system. Consider organic vegetables in a salad and juiced. Exercise every day however you like helps too. Stress reduction with meditation is a big help. This is such a good time in your life to develop these good habits. Also, live cheaply so you'll never get trapped in a job you no longer love. All the best. ...Read more
Shouldn't people be screened for complement system deficiencies and/or dysfunction before being vaccinated? Aren't vaccines harmful to these people?
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