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I have some questions on the kidneys, dialysis and homeostasis?

I have some questions on the kidneys, dialysis and homeostasis?

Here's a great book:: If you are looking for good information to help you or a friend, look for "Help! I Need Dialysis" by Schatell and Agar. You'll find this reference to be very straightforward and easy to understand. If you are heading towards dialysis yourself, talk to your nephrologist about attending an information class at your local kidney center. Good luck. LGromko MD ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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How tyroiditis disturb homeostasis?

Metabolism: Imagine your thyroid as the furnace heating your home. The temperature is controlled by the thermostat (pituitary gland). When the heater or thermostat malfunctions by providing too much or too little heat, it makes your life miserable. In human, it equates to how much energy your body can put out. Too much would exhaust your fuel supply too quickly, too little makes your energy sluggish. ...Read more

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How do rickets disrupt homeostasis in the body?

How do rickets disrupt homeostasis in the body?

Vit D deficiency: Rickets is the bony manifestation of vitamin d deficiency in childhood. Vit d deficiency has many effects. The incidence of vit d insufficiency has doubled from 1994 to 2004. An air pollutant, cadmium, which has become more toxic since the removal of lead from gasoline breaks down 25-oh vitamin d. Low calcium, phosphorus, elevated alkaline phosphatase , neuromuscular irritability result. ...Read more

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Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

Androgens: The following article describes what you ask: int j fertil. 1992;37 suppl 2:83-92. Mechanism of action/effects of androgens on lipid metabolism. Other on line info: androgen appears to affect lipoprotein metabolism in a number of ways. These include: increasing the activity of lipoprotein lipase and hepatic triglyceride lipase, resulting in higher levels of triglyceride in adipose tissue and a dr. ...Read more

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Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more

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What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?

What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?

Will try to reassure: Every patient with ms is different, but when problems appear you need to make certain that your basic disease modifying treatment is a potent drug (like Gilenya (fingolimod) or tysabri). If you are suffering relapses, get steroids or acthar. You should be taking vitamin d-3, 5-10000 units daily. You should be doing aerobic exercise, follow low fat diet and manage stress, as all may help. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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What warning signs/ symptoms would a person with MS have that would keep your body from having normal homeostasis?

What warning signs/ symptoms would a person with MS have that would keep your body from having normal homeostasis?

Several: Big issues in ms include fatigue and cognitive loss, and these can be successfully treated with potent meds, and symptomatic approaches. Sometimes, co-morbidities appear resulting in infections, and relapses, so need to check for urinary problems, low vitamin b-12 and d levels, and even additional issues which will contribute to worsening. ...Read more

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Is acne an activity of homeostasis?

Is acne an activity of homeostasis?

Yes and no: Pretty much everything your body does is intended to keep it working. This includes fighting off bacteria. In acne, the teen environment allows them to grow and the response is perhaps overaggressive. As in real-life, things intended to help often turn dysfunctional. Give the answer you think your teachers wants. Acne's treatable. ...Read more

Homeostasis (Definition)

Homeostasis refers to a ...Read more