Homeostasis and Digestive System


Homeostasis is the process of keeping the body in a regulated state. Homeostasis is relevant because without it, we wouldn't sweat when it is hot, or shiver when it is cold. This way we could not survive anywhere because we would have no way of warming up or cooling down our bodies, but this is just a couple of the many uses of homeostasis.

Digestive System Interactions

The Digestive System is responsible for breaking down incoming foods Mechanically and Chemically, but it doesn't do this alone. Here is a list of 3 Systems that interact with the Digestive system.

The Circulatory System

The purpose of the Circulatory System is to take precious Oxygen and Nutrients and distribute them throughout the body. The way this system works with the Digestive System is it takes the nutrients absorbed from the Stomach, Intestines and lungs to the heart where it is pumped throughout the maze of Veins and Arteries all the way to the Capillaries where the goods are absorbed into the muscles.

The Muscular System

The Muscular System is in charge of moving the body by contracting and relaxing. When they do so, the tendons attached to the skeleton move the skeleton, and along with it the rest of the body. The way the Muscular System helps the Digestive System is when food is swallowed, the smooth muscles in the Esophagus keep moving the food down until it reaches the stomach.

The Skeletal System

One of the many goals of the Skeletal System is to provide support and protection for delicate organs. The way it interacts with the Digestive System is pretty straight forward, but not direct. It protects the lungs, heart, stomach and other organs within the upper chest with the ribcage. Even though it causes great pain when you break a rib, if it wasn't there, the cost would come over to the vital organs in that area.