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Doctor insights on: Integumentary System Diseases

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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 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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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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What organ system(s) are impacted by raynaud's disease?

What organ system(s) are impacted by raynaud's disease?

None to many!: It depends on whether it is raynaud's phenomena, or raynaud's associated with a ctd. With scleroderma, it is the most common first symptom! obviously, raynaud's of the kidneys and heart are serious. See a rheumatologist who will perform nail fold capilaroscopy! ...Read more

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What leads to a nervous system disorder?

What leads to a nervous system disorder?

Many things: Some NS disorders are genetic, while others are environmental, autoimmune, infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, toxic, and yet others are what we call idiopathic meaning the etiology (cause) is unknown. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system?

How do diseases affect the nervous system?

Many answers: There are many answers to this question. There are illnesses that affect the nervous system and nothing else, and there are illnesses that affect many parts of the body, including the nervous system. There are illnesses related to infections, cancer, stroke/vascular disease, degenerative conditions, toxic exposure, inherited illnesses. inflammatory conditions like MS, for example. ...Read more

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How many diseases affect the nervous system?

How many diseases affect the nervous system?

Far too many: We have numerous primary nervous system disorders, such as MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, migraine, BUT a host of systemic diseases can cause secondary neurological complications, such as diabetes, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, Sjogren's, lupus. ...Read more

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Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Many: Can cure cases of bacterial infections, some viral infections, and fungal. Benign brain tumors can be excised successfully. Most neurological diseases can be treated and controlled, but many cannot fully be cured yet. ...Read more