Describe Homeostasis By Dr. Thomas Lodi https://drthomaslodi.com Allow me to describe homeostasis and why is it important for it to be maintained in our bodies. Like all creatures, the human body has a process built into it and that process is called homeostasis. Its main function is to keep the body in its integral state. What this means is that homeostasis is a process where the body restores itself to its best or most naturally balanced state. For instance, a person is pushed. They instinctively stick one leg out to balance themselves. This movement is a biochemically homeostatic corrective response. Homeostasis also occurs inside the body. No matter what happens to each cell, they will each work to balance themselves out despite what is happening around them. The cells get their instructions for doing this from the genes. Our genes tell our cells every single response that is available for them to make. Without the signal from the genes, the cells do not know what to do. Think of the nucleus of a cell like the parts department of a car dealership. If a vehicle needs a tire or a spark plug, it gets sent to the parts department. Cells work pretty much like these. The nucleus makes what the rest of the cell needs and delivers them. The environment around the cells sends appropriate signals to the inside of the cell. What affects the environment around the cells comes from two things. These two things are; what comes into our bodies and the things that do not leave our bodies. Illnesses like heart disease, diabetes or cancer are the body responding in a homeostatic manner. It is attempting to restore balance to the body.    • Metabolic Medicine An Overview      / @drthomaslodi  

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