Unit 7 Assignment 1: Urinary System Homeostasis

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Unit 7 Assignment 1: Urinary System Homeostasis Emily A. Colucci 11/14/2013 GE259 ITT Technical Institute Unit 7 Assignment 1: Urinary System Homeostasis The urinary system is a very important system in the human body. This system controls a generous amount of the homeostatic balances in the body and if that is interrupted it can cause some serious issues. Some of these issues are mostly all related to the kidneys. The issues are ionic composition imbalances, blood pH, blood volume, blood pressure, blood sugar, hormones, and wastes and foreign substance. All of these are very important to the human body. However, the one that is going to be concentrated on in this paper is the blood sugar and how it affects the kidneys and can lead to…show more content…
The salt also effects the cells in the body. Wherever salt goes water follows which means that if there is an excessive amount of salt in the cells water will follow the salt into the cells causing them to be over expanded which will eventually lead to them bursting. One the cells burst they then “release” all the contents in the cell into the blood stream. By all the content being released mean that there are “waste” products that are being circulated throughout the body. If this were to happen there would be serious issues going on in the entire body on the molecular level. 2. Homeostatic imbalances a person on dialysis might face. A. There are some imbalances that can occur when a patient is on dialysis. If the settings for the dialysis machine are not perfect the patient can become hypokalemic, hyperkalemic, hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, hypochloremia, hyperchloremia, hyperphosphatemia and hypophosphatemia. All of these conditions can be life threatening if they are not caught and treated in a proper manor. All of these condition lead to an imbalance of electrolytes in the patient’s body. If there is an imbalance of electrolytes and is not treated there can be serious issues to arise. Some of the issues include cardiac dysrhythmias, kidney disease, the brain to swell, along with a multitude of other medical conditions that can also be life

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