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Interesting Facts About The Human Body

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The human body is an extremely complicated and intricate system that still confuses medical doctors and experts frequently regardless of 1000's of years of medical knowledge.  The body of a human needs to take in food and water found in the environment, and through an almost miraculous sequence of mechanical and chemical processes, it converts that food into nutrients that sustain all the body’s activities. Hundreds of bacterial varieties are found within us, these carry out many salubrious housekeeping tasks, from helping with the digestive function to assisting the immune system discover foreign invaders.  The human body is made up of eleven organ systems, each which in turn contains a number of specific organs all using pressures to deal with many other internal functions of various organs.


Here are some interesting facts about the human body-

Has some ten trillion human cells but ten times that amount of  microbial cells.

Is believed to have 60, 000 miles of blood vessels.

May appear weak but it’s possible to survive even with the removing of the stomach, the spleen, 75 percent of the liver, 80 percent of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin region.

Is a sophisticated system, which utilizes many numerous systems all relying on each other in some form.

Can transform excess simple carbs into the form of fat quickly.

First tries to convert food into a source of energy, the surplus food consumed that isn't needed yet, gets saved in the body in the form of glycogen.

Needs iron to function properly. For instance, iron is used in the generation of hemoglobin in red blood cells.  Iron in hemoglobin attracts oxygen molecules, enabling the blood to carry oxygen to body cells. Red blood cells are constantly being replaced, so it is important that there is a constant supply of iron in our diets.

Consistently generates heat, with an output varying from about 100W for sedentary person to about 1000W for a person exerting strenuously.

Recycles 70 percent of its proteinaceous waste, and our body loses merely 23 grams of protein a day.

Is subject to the same laws of physics that govern mechanised and electrical devices.

Created from trillions of cells.

Stores some iron to substitute any that is displaced.

Responds to stressors by triggering the nervous system and specific hormones.

About 55-65% of body weight comes from water.

The normal pH ranges at 7 to 7. 4.

Major systems include the digestive, respiratory, reproductive, and circulatory systems.

There are many hormones in the human body. Among the most crucial are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and DHEA.

Whenever the bones meet there is a joint created which performs a special purpose in our body.



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