Concept Of Homeostasis

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To understand how the human body works it's necessary to understand the concept of homeostasis. "Homeo" meaning similar, and "stasis" meaning stable comes from the Greek words. Homeostasis is the body's ability to keep maintaining a stable environment internally, in spite of the changes that take place externally. Homeostasis occurs constantly in our bodies regardless of our activities and behavior throughout the day. For example, if we drink a lot of water we do not swell up, likewise, when we drink too little of water we don't shrivel. Our bodies know how much fluid we need to maintain at a constant level. However, if the positive and negative feedback loops are affected a homeostasis imbalance can occur, resulting in severe diseases, and sometimes even death. For example, diabetes, which is highly common, as well as fever. A few other examples include Graves disease, Cardiovascular disease, and Renal failure. Diabetes is a disease that can occur when there is an abnormally high level of blood glucose. Diabetes results when the body cannot maintain the blood sugar level in homeostatic balance. Blood glucose is increased, but the lack of insulin basically means that the sugar levels are not able to return to normal. If homeostasis is not restored, the high levels of blood sugar can damage blood…show more content…
The average body temperature usually ranges from 36.1 degrees Celsius to 37.8 degrees Celsius. When the body's homeostasis fails to control the body temperature around the thermoneutral zone, it could lead to hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature. If the body fails to lower the body temperature it could lead to heat stroke, and sometimes even death. When the body's temperature is abnormal you are likely to have a fever. Having a fever is a sign that something abnormal is going on in your

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