Briefly describe the normal function of Immune, Gastrointestinal, and Renal Systemsand associated organs.

Briefly describe the normal function of Immune, Gastrointestinal, and Renal Systemsand associated organs..

Immune, Gastrointestinal, and Renal Systems

Various chronic diseases and disorders can affect our immune, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as described in Chapters 14, 15 and 16 of your course text.  In your initial post:

  • Briefly describe the normal function of these three systems and associated organs.
  • Choose and briefly describe one chronic disease or disorder for each of the three systems and explain how the diseases/disorders alter the normal function.
  • Examine potential causes for the disease or disorder and list signs and symptoms that indicate the disease has developed.
  • Analyze actions people can take to reduce their risk of developing the chronic disease or disorder.  Briefly explain how these actions would impact the environment.


Briefly describe the normal function of Immune, Gastrointestinal, and Renal Systemsand associated organs.

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