Quick Question...

Jun. 19, 2019

The human body is made up of 12 systems. The Commonwealth of these systems gives us a whole organism. There are no important or unimportant systems. Each system is necessary, and each of them is important. If we have a problem with one system soon we will have problems with the others.
Actually, everything in the body is in a constant state of movement and change. It is constantly being broken down and rebuilt. Everything is in the process of becoming something else. Our systems cannot function separately. They are all interconnected and dependent on each other. Some of the same organs even belong to more than one system. For example, the long bones appear in both the skeletal and the lymphatic systems, since in addition to providing the support they also manufacture blood cells. The ovaries appear in both the hormonal and the reproductive systems since they produce both hormones and ova. These human body systems are merely useful ways of classifying and studying the structure and function of the body. All together they function and interact with each other and with the surroundings to produce a conscious, living human being.

1. Cardiovascular system: the blood circulation with heart, arteries, and veins. Heart Pumps blood through blood vessels; blood carries oxygen and nutrients to cells and carbon dioxide and waste away from cells and helps regulate acid-base balance, temperature and water content of body fluids; blood components help defend against disease and repair damaged blood vessels

2. Digestive system: Organs of the gastrointestinal tract, a long tube that includes the mouth, pharynx (food tubes), stomach, small and large intestines, and anus; also includes accessory organs that assist in digestive processes, such as salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Achieves physical and chemical breakdown of food absorbs nutrients; eliminates solid wastes.

3. Endocrine system: Hormone-producing glands--pineal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thymus, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes--and hormone-producing cells in several other organs. Regulates body activities by releasing hormones (chemical messengers transported in blood from endocrine gland or tissue to target organ.

4. The excretory system including skin: eliminating wastes from the body 

5. Immune system: defending against disease-causing agents

6. Hematopoietic system: The bodily system of organs and tissues involved in the production of blood.

7. Lymphatic system: a subset of the circulatory system, has a number of functions, including the removal of interstitial fluid, the extracellular fluid that bathes most tissue. It also acts as a highway, transporting white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones, and antigen-presenting cells to the lymph nodes.

8. Muscular&Skeletal system: moving the body with muscles, structural support, and protection through bones

9. Central nervous system: Brain, spinal cord, nerves. Generates action potentials (nerve impulses) to regulate body activities; detects changes in the body's internal and external environments, interprets changes, and responds by causing muscular contractions or glandular secretion

10. Reproductive system: the sex organs.  
Female Reproduction System: Components: ovaries and associated organs--uterine tubes, uterus, vagina and mammary glands. Functions: Gonads produce oocytes that unite to form a new organism; gonads also release hormones that regulate reproduction and other body processes; associated organs transport and store gametes; mammary gland produces milk.
- Male Reproduction System: Components: Testes and associated organs--epididymides, ductus, deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis. Functions: Gonads produces sperm that unites to form a new organism; gonads also release hormones that regulate reproduction and other body processes; associated organs transport and store sperm

11. Respiratory system: the organs used for breathing, the lungs. Through respiration, we exchange gases with our environment. Our cells require a continuous supply of oxygen (O2) in order to obtain energy from food molecules. Cells would also die if they were not able to get rid of the carbon dioxide (CO2) they produce.

12. Sensory system: Eyesight

Sep. 5, 2018

Presidential Message on National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

SCD is a debilitating condition that affects more than 100,000 Americans of all ages by slowing or blocking blood flow, causing pain and progressive organ damage, and reducing life expectancy.  While the disease disproportionately affects African Americans, other racial and ethnic groups can also be affected.  Bone marrow and stem cell transplants are the only current forms of treatment with the potential to cure this disease.  These procedures have a high disease-free survival rate, but it can be difficult to find a matching donor.

My Administration is committed to supporting research to develop a cure to SCD that is available to all people, expanding on the achievements of current treatment options.  Clinical trials to accelerate the development of new gene and cell-based therapies within the next 5 to 10 years will be conducted as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Cure Sickle Cell Initiative, which will launch this month.  Additionally, we are working to better train healthcare providers to identify individuals with SCD and improve the quality and continuity of their care from infancy through adulthood.  As a result of the many advances and medical breakthroughs in genetic therapies and research, we are now closer to finding a cure for all SCD patients.

This month, we celebrate the progress made in treating Americans suffering from SCD and renew our commitment to end this disease.

Oct. 13, 2017

By the way, did you know that I'm often told by persons in the hospital that when nurses overhear Dr's not doing right by the patient speak up, they are put on a DNR list?

I wondered why I've witnessed black nurses tell Patients, that they understand what they are going thru because they have Sickle Cell in their family, think their being helpful by approaching the Dr to advocate, I don't see that nurse again!

They're put on a "Do Not Return" list! It goes to every hospital and those nurses can't work anywhere! They lose their homes, wind up homeless. living in their car until they lose the car!

Who knew???!!!

Oct. 7, 2017

#Racism in #medicine: The harsh reality of #SCDLIFE


From the beginning when someone was diagnosed with this illness they were never told that reality and what to do about it. We unknowingly procreated and made ill children because they knew no better. The medical community chose to diagnose but not advocate and make  patients aware. Would this have happened if patient were white? Does the medical community really believe that African-Americans can tolerate being on a higher pain scale than Caucasian American? Is this mentality the reason behind The lack of care and treatment or is it race? Wdyt? #LetsTalk