What happens to the endocrine system if homeostasis is not maintained?

Depends. If the endocrine system is not maintained well, hormones start to be disrupted, various things can happen. Depending on the hormone you can have weight gain, loss of muscle, increase in inflammation, fatigue, poor sleep. This all starts the process towards dis-ease which eventually if not stopped leads to disease. Integrative medicine works on balancing the body at all times.
Is imbalanced. The body tries at all times to maintain balance but this can be disrupted by trauma, illness, diet, weight, environmental pollutants, smoking, drinking and drugs (illicit and prescribed). Imbalance can just lead to suboptimal levels of hormones/vitamins and fatigue or disease processes. Traditional medicine waits for the disease to treat, integrative medicine will treat imbalance.

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What are the nervous system and endocrine system specialized to do to maintain homeostasis?

Thats a big question. That's a big question that people dedicate their lives to study and find out. All the systems are important in "homeostasis". Narrowing which "homostasis" to a single function or a specific organ may allow a more specific explanation; but still lots and lots of effects. Read more...

What will happen to the body's nervous systems & endocrine systems if homeostasis is not maintained?

Dysregulation. If homeostasis is completely lost, the body's nervous system and endocrine system would both become dysregulated. You could see all kinds of metabolic and acid-base problems, with altered mental status (delirium, hallucinations, etc) plus blood pressure changes and more. Thankfully, the body knows exactly how to respond to various conditions, so that homeostasis is dynamic, not static. Read more...

What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

If you. Don't have diabetes your body will keep your blood sugar in the normal range in spite of eating, fasting, exercise, etc. If they function normally, all of your other thousands of hormones will be kept at normal and appropriate levels. Read more...

How can a person keep their endocrine system maintained at 65?

Frequent bloodwork. Frequent bloodwork to determine thyroid function, testosterone level in men. Esrogen and Progesterone levels in women. Our overall function starts decreasing 1%/year after age of 70. So hormone levels should be checked after 45 years old. Read more...