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What Functions Does The Bladder Have For The Body
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?
Besides the circulatory/cardiovascular, the urinary(kidneys) and the nervous(brain and eyes), what systems does it affect?
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Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?
Varies!: Many organs can be affected, either nnoe, one, or several. Usually patients have mild disease and early recognition and treatment with anti-malarials may prevent more serious disease from coming. The associated chart shows the organs and disease profile, but ity is incomplete in not showing that kidneys can be affected, as well as the brain! ...Read more
What can wallenberg disease cause. What is the preferred imaging for a diagnosis? Does it continue to affect the bodys functions over time ?
Wallenberg's: Wallenberg's syndrome is caused by a stroke which damages part of the brain stem and causes sensation loss in different areas in both sides of the body. Balance, slurred speech and swallowing problems may occur. If signs and symptoms don't improve within weeks, the symptoms are often permanent. ...Read more
Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?
Overall it does not : At times people have difficulty tolerating fatty foods after cholecystectomy. Some patients also complain of having bowel movements somewhat urgently after eating. For the most part people with chronic gallbladder disease feel much better after having their gallbladders removed. ...Read more
How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?
Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more
Yes!: The appendix acts as a 'policeman' for our body. It contains lymph tissue that helps fight off foreign invasion to our body such as infection.In the past, it was regarded as useless in that it was often taken out during abdominal surgeries to prevent a future attack of appendicitis.It is now used in reconstructive surgeries too. It turns out to be useful but if it's inflamed it needs to come out! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the actual role of the appendix? Does it has immune functions and do people who had it removed have immune problems?
Does not matter: Indications for an appendectomy is not an elective option. When you have appendicitis ave to remove it surgically; otherwise it can rupture, cause peritonitis, sepsis, shock and death. It's considered a vestigial structure by most (had a purpose before we became omnivores). Do not worry about the immune function of your appendix. Just remove it. Your body knows what to do afterwards. ...Read more
I don't understand why the thymus is inlucded in the lymphatic system, other than the function of t cell maturation, it doesn't make sense?
Immune system: Thymus functions chiefly to develop t-lymphocytes.Once mature, cells leave thymus and are transported via blood vessels to the lymph nodes and spleen.T-lymphocytes are responsible for cell mediated immunity, activation of certain immune cells to fight infection. Congenital absence of thymus results in patient getting serious infections.Thymus gradually involutes when immune system functioning. ...Read more
If the immune system targets and attacks and kills the nerves in the entire body after a viral infection what is this diagnosed as?
Guillotine Barre : Guillain -barre syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some: Perhaps you are thinking of Myasthenia Gravis, where the acetylcholine fails due to immune damage of the neuromuscular junction, but botulism and black widow spider bites also affect acetylcholine transmission, and this chemical drops in Alzheimer's and Parkinsonian dementias. ...Read more
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