Body Systems Preparation Part 3
The human race would not continue to exist without healthy reproduction. To ensure reproduction of the human race people need to focus on the body as whole. There are many very important functions of the body, each of which is essential to continuing life (Chiras, 2013). The human body provide people with essential resources that are the life support system of the planet. The muscle and skeletal systems work together just as male and female reproductive system work together to create new life. Body Systems
Humans are dependent upon movement. The movement in humans is a complex process involving muscles and the bones and joints of the skeleton (Chiras, 2013). Skeletal muscles also steady joints and help open and close the eyes, and allow the lips to move (Chiras, 2013). These functions are important to reproduction. The endocrine system produces and receives hormones that affect five different areas of body; homeostasis, behavior, reproduction, growth, development, and energy production, use, and storage (Chiras, 2013). Without movement and hormone production the reproductive systems of males and females may not function properly. Both the male and female reproduction systems consist of numerous organs that do not work to keep the body alive. They are, however, important to continuing human life. Interesting Information
Every system and function of the body is intriguing to the medical community, some more than others. The skeletal system is composed of 206 individual bones that all work together with muscles, giving humans the ability to get from one place to another (Chiras, 2013). Most bones are attached to tendons in the skeletal muscles, the contraction of muscles produces movement. Without movement many of the other functions and systems of the body could slow down and eventually fail. When muscles are made to work hard, they respond by becoming larger and stronger, which makes people more physically attracted to the opposite sex. If the endocrine system is functioning properly the release of hormones paired with physical attraction can result in sexual activity. In many case sexual activity can result in impregnation, an important part of the planet circle of life. Major American Health Issue
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer in the most common cause of cancer among men. One in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, one in every 36 men will die from this disease. It is the leading cause of cancer death behind lung cancer (cancer.org, 2013). More than two million American men are considered as prostate cancer survivors because this disease is often treated successfully (cancer.org, 2013). The prostate is an important part of the male reproductive system. The prostates most important function is to produce fluid that works with sperm to create semen. The prostate muscle presses the urethra and helps semen expel during ejaculation. When the prostate is compromised by cell mutation or cancer this can have drastic effects on male reproduction. Conclusion
The many functions and structures of the body are all important to continue the growth and well-being of the human race. Every body system is perfectly designed to sustain life and create life. Each time a person is born there is potential for new life to be created again. Americans need to be mindful of good health and how the body works in attempts to live long productive lives that will help ensure the survival of the human race.
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