Homeostasis in the human body is a fundamental process.
The human body, just like bodies of other living creatures has a built-in process referred to as homeostasis whose role is to maintain the body’s functional integrity. Homeostasis in the human body works in this way. When someone shoves you, one leg automatically goes out to prevent you from falling and maintain the body’s balance.
This is referred to as a bio-mechanical homeostatic response. Homeostasis occurs at the gross physiological level. It also happens internally, and in every body cell, you can think of. Each body cell will try to create a balance for itself to maintain its function despite whatever happens to it.
All instructions a cell needs to be in a position to compensate are found in the nucleus or DNA and consequently in our genes. Every possible response that a cell can make is located in the genes. Unfortunately, the nucleus will not know what to make; the cell will not know what action to take unless it is triggered from the outside.
For instance, let’s say a body cell is hungry. It requires glucose to fuel its operations. Since the cell requires glucose, the signal is sent to the nucleus and the nucleus, in turn, stimulates, produces and activates the genes to produce more insulin receptors so that the cell gets the glucose it needs.
Homeostasis in the Human Body Allows Corrective Measures To Happen And in Turn Save Our Lives
And when there is excess glucose, the opposite signal is sent, and the cells down-regulate and cease the production of more insulin receptors. This occurs in many different instances all over the body.
It is essential to note that the cell’s nucleus is similar to the parts department at a car dealership. If you want to fix your vehicle, you will look under the hood and instantly know the equipment you need. You then rush to the parts department and place an order. The body works in a similar manner. While the DNA is the cell’s parts department if you will, most of the signals come from outside the cell. And the outside is the environment.
The environment surrounding a cell is determined by two things: what is getting into the body and what is not leaving your body. This is basically what happens in the cell, which is the most fundamental level of biology.
The cell is the body’s single unit of organization. Surprising enough, there exists a single-celled organism. In simple terms, a cell can be compared to a small universe confined in a small region. Microns are thousandths of an inch or meter.
They are very minute. This usually takes place on a physiological level with diabetes and high blood pressure. The human body responds to such conditions through homeostasis. The body is basically trying to maintain its integrity and ability to function even in the presence of unnatural situations.
At An Oasis of Healing, everything we do for the people who come to visit us is centered around maintaining homeostasis in the body. Our focus is on restoring health which we have done and continue to do with great success.