Homeostasis is physiological processes that perpetually adjust to maintain relative steadiness of your internal state of balance. This self-regulating tendency is always toward “a body in balance” because the state is optimal for survival, health and vitality.
Homeostasis is achieved via various sensing and feedback control mechanisms, primarily your reticular formation and endocrine glands. Some functions controlled by these, and other, homeostatic systems involve:
- blood glucose
- waste removal
- blood pressure
- body temperature
- glandular secretion
- electrolytic balance
- blood cell production
Whenever your body is unable to maintain homeostasis, thus it is out of balance, disease often follows. Several factors that can cause an imbalance are:
- loss of sleep
- lack of oxygen
- excessive exercise
- ambient temperature
- inadequate fluid ingestion
A lengthy disturbance of your homeostasis results in an imbalance and unstable internal state. This out of balance condition may cause physical changes associated with:
These conditions are caused by an increase or decrease in a particular material to which control systems should prevent the imbalance. Yet, either your homeostatic mechanisms don’t work properly or the sheer volume is unmanageable. Thus, external help might be needed to restore your body to balance.
Homeostasis is an essential part for your health. But, in order to promote a body in balance your mind needs to pitch in and help. Yep, ofttimes choices made in regards to stress reduction, healthy nutrition and regular exercise helps keep an imbalance at bay.