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What Organ Breaks Down Protein For The Body
What is the natural inhibitor of insulin in the body or does it break down and what makes it break down and into what?
Glucagon: Insulin stimulates glucose uptake into cells, and glucagon stimulates glucose release by cells, mostly the liver. Glucagon is not really an Insulin inhibitor, but a counterregulatory hormone. If your glucose is low, you need glucagon and adrenaline to get glu back up. Insulin is cleared from plasma quickly mostly by liver and kidney; chopped up by protease enzymes into inactive pieces. ...Read more
If you eat poorly: Body needs fuel to run the body machine 24 hours a day. This comes from foods you eat. But if you do not eat adequately like upto about 1500-1800 calories per day, the body will get its energy from normal tissues of the body like stored fats or from the proteins in the muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluconeogenesis: Gluconeogenesis is the process of making glucose from other fuels, and your body can do this from protein and fat. Mainly the liver does this. However, it is virtually impossible to eat a diet with "no carbs". Very low carb diets cause excessive ketosis, which causes a lot of symptoms. ...Read more
Does the body allocate your protein intake to the places where it's needed or is it distributed evenly?
Where it is needed: Where it is needed most of the time if you are healthy and have normal kidney functions. ...Read more
Acetaldehyde: While the causes of a hangover are still poorly understood, several factors are known to be involved including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system and glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed prostaglandin synthesis, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition. Beverage specific effects of additives or by-products such as congeners also play an important role. The symptoms occur typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off, generally the morning after a night of heavy drinking. ...Read more
When the body is healing from an injury (e.G., large scrapes on the body from falling on pavement at high speeds) should the body be more tired than usual? If so, why is that the case?
The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?
It depends...: It depends on what kind of damage (disruption), such as: which nerves, where in the nerves, how many nerves, the size of the nerves, etc... The signals from sympathetic nerves create effects like include pupil dilation, increased sweating, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. ...Read more
Pancreas: Probably pancreas. This organ contains a large number of enzymes that are specifically designed to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. That is precisely what we are made of. Injuring the pancreas may releases all these evil humours into the local area. This can wreak havoc in your abdomen... ...Read more
Anti-GM 1 antibodies: are mind of antibodies detected in some forms of motor neuron diseases, such GBS, or dementia, also some auto immune disorders, their significance in diagnosis/prognosis depends on the condition, the treating physician who ordered the test would answer that question better ...Read more
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
There are 3 main: codeine-like meds: Codeine phosphate (Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3) hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (Percocet & Oxycontin). Codeine metabolizes to small concentrations of morphine. Hydrocodeine metabolizes to oxymorphone. Oxycodone metabolizes to oxymorphone. A healthy, well-hydrated person will clear these drugs in about 3 days. For most jobs, if u have a valid Rx, your test results won't include codeine. ...Read more
Complex: The answer to this question is far too complicated to be answered in this forum. You need to see a rheumatologist who can appropriately diagnose this problem and devise a course of action. ...Read more
In hiv/aids what is the condition when the CD4 counts goes down 200 cell and how much can human lives in hiv/aids ?
HIV: T cells under 200 means that your immune system is very weak and that any opportunistic infection could be life threatening. It represents the time when an HIV infection officially becomes aids. However, with effective treatment, and suppression of the virus, the t cells should recover to normal and a normal full length of life becomes possible. ...Read more
Intestine: The intestinal lining is terrific at treating food and separating what is to be absorbed from what remains in the intestine to be passed as stool. This is supplemented a little by the liver which adds things in the bile to the stool output. Fat is usually absorbed and will be stored if you ingest more than your body can metabolize. ...Read more
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