Endocrine System

By: Anthony Martinez

The Function of The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System secrete hormones to regulate bodily functions.

Homeostasis and Its Role In The Endocrine System.

Homeostasis is the tendency of a system, especially the physiological system, to maintain stability. The Endocrine System helps maintain the body’s homeostasis by secreting the hormones of the body.

An Example of A Negative Feedback Mechanism

Negative Feedback is the counteraction from the body to maintain homeostasis.

One example of a negative feedback mechanism in the body is Human Body Temperature. The hypothalamus in a human responds to temperature changes and responds. If the temperature drops the body shivers to bring up the temperature and the body is too warm, the body will sweat to cool down.

Disorders In The Endocrine System

Type 1 Diabetes

Description: Type one diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Symptoms: People who have type diabetes experience, excessive urination, sweating, nausea, excessive thirst, fatigue, or hunger.

Prevalence: Only about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1.

Treatments: Type one diabetes is treated with injections and a diabetic lifestyle.

Type 2 Diabetes

Description: Type two diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar.

Symptoms: People who suffer from type 2 diabetes experience fatigue, excessive hunger, thirst, weight gain, blurred vision, poor wound healing, and frequent urination

Prevalence: 95% of people who have diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Treatments: Type 2 diabetes can be treated with injections and aspirin.