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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

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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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

Circulatory disorders is a term for any disease that affects veins or arteries ...Read more


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How does the human nervous system develop in a fetus?

How does the human nervous system develop in a fetus?

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

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Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?

Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?

Constant: Bacteria , viruses, and we are all constantly evolving to adapt to the environment likely through epigenetic actions on the genes. Thus HIV virus is not exception. ...Read more

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Is sleep for a strong immune system imporant?

Is sleep for a strong immune system imporant?

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

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Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?

Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?

Yes..Contagiousness: Yes even healthy individuals can contract tuberculosis. It is a highly contagious disease that anyone can acquire. Especially if someone is known to be positive for the disease, they should be further evaluated and avoid contact with others. ...Read more

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How can diabetes affect two other human body systems?

How can diabetes affect two other human body systems?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a systemic disease. It causes damage to small blood vessels, including those in the kidneys, eyes and nerves. ...Read more

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What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste products from those tissues and return it to the lungs where they are expelled as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Does the human body even use the complement system at all to fight-off viruses?

Does the human body even use the complement system at all to fight-off viruses?

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

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How do the innate and adaptive immune system interrelate?

How do the innate and adaptive immune system interrelate?

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

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How to enhance a child's immune system ages 4- 8 yrs.?

How to enhance a child's immune system ages 4- 8 yrs.?

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 more

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Can hhv-6 infect the nervous system for long periods of time (years)?

Can hhv-6 infect the nervous system for long periods of time (years)?

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

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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?

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

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Is there any interaction between nervous system and circulatory system?

Is there any interaction between nervous system and circulatory system?

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

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What are two ways we support our immune systems in the fight against pathogens?

What are two ways we support our immune systems in the fight against pathogens?

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

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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 youre with and vice versa and do everthing to moderation. ...Read more

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Shouldn't people be screened for complement system deficiencies and/or dysfunction before being vaccinated? Aren't vaccines harmful to these people?

Shouldn't people be screened for complement system deficiencies and/or dysfunction before being vaccinated?  Aren't vaccines harmful to these people?

No: We recommend full vaccination for patients with complement deficiency. In fact, particularly with Neisseria and pneumococcus, these vaccines provide more benefit to complement-deficient individuals compared with the normal population. ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

Antibodies: In type one diabetes, our own body's antibodies go haywire and attack the islts of langerhans of the pancreas. Islet of langerhans cells produce insulin. By the antibodies destroying the panceatic cells, no or little Insulin is produced and diabetes occurrs. ...Read more

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How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

Increased infection: A person with t-helper cell deficiency would see an increase in frequency of infections, mainly viral infections and opportunistic infections. ...Read more