Explain The Organs Involved In The Homeostatic System

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Q1 The organs involved in the homeostatic system of salt regulation are pineal gland, pituitary glands, thyroid gland ,thymus, adrenal, pancreas, ovary and testis. All our bodies removes uneeded fluid by filtering your blood through your kidney, via osmosis, to draw excess water out of your blood. This requires a balance of sodium and potassium to pull the water across the wall from the bloodstream into a collecting channel in the kidney. A high salt diet will alter this sodium balance, causing the kidneys to have reduced function and remove less water resulting in higher blood pressure. This puts strain on the kidneys and can lead to kidney disease.A high salt intake has been shown to increase the amount of protein in the urine which is a major risk factor for the decline of kidney function. There is also increasing evidence that a high salt intake may increase deterioration of kidney disease in people already suffering from kidney problems http://www.actiononsalt.org.uk/salthealth/factsheets/kidney/#sthash.wwowdDqh.dpuf Q2…show more content…
For some people, excess sodium leads to fluid retention in the body, and this causes the heart to have to work harder. If your heart has to pump harder, your blood pressure goes up. Excess dietary sodium may also increase your risk for heart failure and stroke. Too much salt could cause impacts on our bones , this could trigger osteoporosis a condition of diminished bone mass and increasingly fragile bone . also our kidneys could be affected too as too much sodium could have a negative impact and gives u a high chance of getting kidney stones .

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