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Can you please list fun or interesting facts about the lymphatic system?

Can you please list fun or interesting facts about the lymphatic system?

Inbetween: Artery brnging good bllod form heart veins bringing bad blod to heart lymphatics running inbetween doing their job remoing toxins. ...Read more

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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Is there a good patient resource to learn about the anatomy of the cardiovascular system?

Is there a good patient resource to learn about the anatomy of the cardiovascular system?

Internet, of course: Google image search yields a plethora of material and is a good place to start, but possibly more important is to specifically target which parts of the system are of greatest interest and then learn about function and physiology. ...Read more

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Can your immune system fight chalmdyia there is mixed info on the net one person says yes the other say no so what's the truth?

Can your immune system fight chalmdyia there is mixed info on the net one person says yes the other say no so what's the truth?

Depends: The truth is- it depends on your immune system and everyone is different. If your immune system recognizes the infection and is able to launch the right white cells and antibodies, it should be able to do it. ...Read more

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What is your understanding of legitimate research about thimerosal (mercury) in influenza vaccines?

What is your understanding of legitimate research about thimerosal (mercury) in influenza vaccines?

Benign product: Interest in thimersol increased after the fda randomly assigned a risk level (little evidence) & mfgs decided to remove it from most vaccines out of caution. It remains in the multidose influenza vaccine vials due to its proven safety & effectiveness in protecting the vaccine.Suggestions of a link to autism have been disproven. Today you get more mercury/yr from your diet than was ever in the vacc. ...Read more

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What are food that boost immunity against Ebola ?what are the basic symptoms first aid of Ebola?what organ does the virus attack first?regards

What are food that boost immunity against Ebola ?what are the basic symptoms first aid of Ebola?what organ does the virus attack first?regards

Ebola: There are no particular foods that would boost immunity against the Ebola virus. Sx’s of Ebola Virus may include: Fever > 101.5 F, marked headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscular pain, weakness & hemorrhaging (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum). Treatment of ebola is symptomatic (maintain blood pressure, intravenous fluids & electrolytes etc). ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

74 mph- break point: When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name. ...Read more

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How does the concept of empowerment relate to one's mental health?

That's a big one!: I can't do it justice here. A basic human need is a sense of agency, or "empowerment." We often act in problematic ways in search of this feeling, so learning to gain a sense of agency in healthy ways is important. Empowerment is particularly healthy when it boosts compassion for self and others. Ironically, we often must let go of our need for control to gain a sense of empowerment. ...Read more

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What is the web site that provides a written descrition that grades side effects on various body systems? I think the grades are 0 4.

What is the web site that provides a written descrition that grades side effects on various body systems?  I think the grades are 0   4.

Side Effect Grades: This site explains what the grading system is used for in relation to HIV medications and their side effects. http://i-base.info/guides/side/how-side-effects-are-graded the national cancer institute (nci) has a a toxicity grading system used universally for clinical trials that grades from no or mild toxicity for each organ system (0-1) to severe (4) where medication is stopped. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about Wildfires.

Spread like WILDFIRE: There is a reason for this admonition. Went the authorities tell your to evacuate....GET OUT ...Read more

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What is "boosting immunity" that people and ads talk about?

What is "boosting immunity" that people and ads talk about?

Quackery: It's an advertising ploy based on poor science to sell useless or sometimes dangerous substances with false or unproven claims to the unsuspecting public. It's an example of "a little knowledge is dangerous!". ...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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Where do I find recent news about both the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular systems?

Where do I find recent news about both the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular systems?

Google: One can google vitamin d, vitamin k, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. Go to medscape, linus pauling institute or the framingham heart study for recent information on the relationship between deficiencies of vitamins d and k and osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. The evidence suggests increased risk of stroke, heart attack and osteoporosis in persons suffering deficiencies of vitamins d and k. ...Read more

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What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of noise pollution to our health?

What are the effects of noise pollution to our health?

Hearing loss: noises above 85 DB are shown to cause hearing loss Try to avoid loud noises. and individual subject ot elevated noise levels should wear hearing protection ...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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What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

The danger is...: In not giving it. In the prevaccine age, far too many children died from complications of measles, new babies suffered severe damage from congenital rubella and mumps was the most common cause of viral meningitis in winter months. Please vaccinate your toddler. ...Read more

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Why do vaccines come with risks? I'm in 9th grade taking biology and we learned that vaccines are dead viruses which provoke immune response so the immune system recognizes the virus and knows how to fight it in the future. Then why do some vaccines say d

Why do vaccines come with risks? I'm in 9th grade taking biology and we learned that vaccines are dead viruses which provoke immune response so the immune system recognizes the virus and knows how to fight it in the future. Then why do some vaccines say d

Very : Very good questions. No product is pure. Additives are there to maintain the "viability" of the vaccine. Have you ever had organic vs non organic foods? Which last longer.? The production of these vaccines are in the millions and they are only used at certain times and so need to maintain stability. Also note - not all vaccines are dead vaccines . There are live ones which cannot be given to some people who are immunocompromised. As with almost everything -nothing lasts forever- so booster shots are required. I hope this answers some of your questions. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

What does the respiratory system do for you?

Exchange gases: The lungs are the major organs of your respiratory system. When you breath in, you take oxygen in through your lungs and when you breath out, you expel carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

To maintain: a normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance. ...Read more

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What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

What do the organs in the respiratory system do?

Get oxygen to blood: Respiration is the process of bringing oxygen into the lungs and exhaling carbon dioxide out of them. Once inside the lungs, the oxygen crosses cell membranes to get into the blood stream. The blood circulates the oxygen to the rest of the body including the brain which cannot function without it. Carbon dioxide is the waste product of well functioning cells and is also carried back by the blood. ...Read more

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What do the organs of the respiratory system do?

Respiratory system: Its functions are breathing, getting oxygented air to the blood/organs. ...Read more

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Is there any secretion in the respiratory system?

Mucus: Mucus secretion coats the passages keeping them moist, facilitating gas exchange and removal of debris. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting !?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

What can I do to keep my respiratory system healthy?

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

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How does our respiratory system help our body function?

Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be removed from the blood. The lungs exhale co2 (like a car's exhaust pipe), and take in oxygen with each breath, lungs transfer oxygen to red blood cells that transport it to your cells. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

What are the functions of the upper respiratory system?

Upper respiratory: structures include the sinuses, nasal passages, throat, pharynx, tonsils and vocal cords. Other than allowing passage of Oxygenated air, it is rich in mucus glands to protect the airway from viruses and microbes, It is also rich in immunologic cells to combat microbes. ...Read more

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Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a recent study concluded that better fitness in middle-age was linked to less lung & colon cancer & cancer death later on (http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203829). ...Read more

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Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Why does the respiratory system improve when exercising?

Strength, efficiency: Exercise strengthens the muscles of respiration, they also become more efficient and conditioned through exercise as well. ...Read more

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Whats worst disease and disorders of the respiratory system?

IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No actual meds approved by fda, no meds to cure nor to improved. Progressive fibrosis of the lungs. Worst than cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

What is the definition or description of: respiratory system?

Breathing: The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are essential for normal breathing. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

How does the respiratory system work and how essential is it?

Help you breathe: Lungs help you breathe and those are vital to living. There are many ways to treat any problems that occur such as inhalents. When one has emphysema there is even portable oxygen available if needed. ...Read more

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How can the respiratory system connect to other bodily systems?

Bloodstream: The respiratory system exchanges gasses with the bloodstream in your lungs. In your nose, olfactory nerves provide your sense of smell. Those nerves are connected to your brain. ...Read more

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What test are done to diagnose an issue in the respiratory system?

See below: Chest X-ray Chest CT Pulmonary function tests Allergen panel Echocardiogram Bronchoscopy with or without biopsy Ultrasound Pleural fluid analysis ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more