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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of Obesity On Organ Systems

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

The structure?: to effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time theres a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more

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What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images. Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand. You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

Get Up and Go: Effective exercising will increase the blood flow to every cell in the body. This is the way of effectively providing nutrients to grow, maintain and repair or various tissues. By limiting or reducing the exercise, the bodies tissues will be hard pressed to maintain, let alone grow and develop to the degree necessary to survive in a healthy state. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more

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The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

The effect of lead poisoning on the mental ability of children?

Lead poisoning : Lead poisoning can get deposited in the brain of a growing child. It can lead to adhd, limited mental retardation, and developmental delay. It may cause learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Please define: Hi. There are thyroid nodules and lymph nodes, but not "thyroid nodes". However, removal of neither thyroid nodules nor lymph nodes will affect the function of the brain. Frankly that's kind of an off the wall question. Is there something particular you're thinking of? Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Absolutely: People with kidney disease have a higher risk of hormonal and reproductive problems. Incidence of erectile dysfunction is higher. Pregnancy rates in women with advanced kidney disease are much lower, and the chances of getting pregnant are directly proportional to the severity of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the major organs of the nervous system?

What are the major organs of the nervous system?

Brain & Spinal Cord: The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (cns). The peripheral nervous system (pns) consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

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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Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

Prolonged antibiotic: antibiotics can kill off normal bacteria in the GI tract and allow overgrowth of bad bacteria. This causes diarrhea and use of a probiotic can help restore flora of normal bacteria. The most severe consequence of all of this is overgrowth of C. Difficele, which produces a toxin and can make you sick (called pseudomembranous colitis). ...Read more

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How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

Target organ damage: Blockage of blood vessels feeding different organs will compromise function of those organs, hence heart attacks, strokes, dementia, kidney damage, gangrene, etc., may all derive from atherosclerotic obstruction of vital blood flow to those tissues. ...Read more

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What's the effect of elevated body temperature on the internal organs?

What's the effect of elevated body temperature on the internal organs?

Depends, but: All organs do their best within a normal range of body temperature. Every organ may react differently, but a fever makes the physiology of organ function reduced, perhaps by a little, perhaps by a significant amount. See your md. ...Read more

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How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

Intricate connection: The respiratory system provides oxygen that nourishes the entire body, including the heart and vascular system. Without oxygen, we die. Without the left heart, oxygenated blood cannot be pumped through the body. De-oxygenated blood also has to get back to the lungs to be re-oxygenated. Receiving this blood from the vena cava, the right heart pumps it back through the lungs. ...Read more

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

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What's the effect of alcohol on the kidneys and lungs?

Alcohol kidney lung: Massive amount can overwhelm kidney and liver capacity to eliminate alcohol and toxic levels can kill. Kidneys otherwise filter much faster (to be simple) but main organs that suffer are brain liver heart and vascular system. Cirrhosis can occur 15-20y later, hypertension can be consequence of alcoholism, heart muscle can loose power to contract properly and enlarge then fail, arrythmia then occur. ...Read more