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Interesting Facts About The Respiratory 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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Are there any psychiatrists or doctors here that believe autism is connected to the immune system and bowel dysfunctions?
No evidence of that: There is no evidence to support that theory. ...Read more
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
Does HIV evading the immune system support the idea of an evolutionary race between pathogens and hosts?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Isolators: As above. You can also use facemask. ...Read more
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