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Furthermore, it is going to discuss the functions of the skin.
The skin is divided into two parts the epidermis and the dermis (Dean). The epidermis is the upper layer of the skin the one that is visible to the naked eye. The epidermis are also known as the cuticle. Underneath the epidermis is the dermis. It is that part that contains the nerve cells and the body hair. The skin derived its name from a Greek word meaning dermis of the skin and epi for outer (Dean).
The skin has various functions. The skin guards the body from injuries(Jones, 63).. The skin also prevents germs from entering the body by trapping them on the soft body hair. The skin is literally the set alarm that warns our bodies to change according to the temperatures. Thus, the skin regulates temperature gain and loss. The skin also allows the body to release unwanted toxins from our bodies through mechanisms like sweating through the pores(Jones, 63).
In conclusion, the skin is the largest body organ weighing about six pounds. It is made up of two parts, the dermis and the epidermis. The dermis is the outer covering while the epidermis is the inner part that contains the nervous system and cells. The skin has very many functions. It regulates body temperature, prevents injuries and germs from entering the body and it also releases toxins from the body (Patricia, 36).
The skin is obviously a very significant body organ, yet it is the most neglected and uncared for body part (Patricia, 34). The skin tells the story of our lives. For example, another person can tell our health status, age, occupation, race and many more by observing the skin (Patricia,
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The opening of the report consists of short historical overview about psychosomatics. The report continued with the categorization of psychosomatics. There are psychosomatics, for instance, that occur at personalized level (peptic ulcer, hypetension); at biological level (bronchial asthma and rheumatoid arthritis) and at macro social level (neurodermatitis and thyrotoxicosis).
As the cells reproduce, they form a tumor. Skin tumors are often known as to as lesions. Tumors become cancerous if they are malignant, which means that owing to their unrestrained growth, they intrude on and invade neighboring tissues. They may also get to the body’s remote organs through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream.
A healthy skin should be smooth, spotless, uniformly colored and should not have any rushes or cracks. However, there are times in which the human skin and that of other animals are affected by several types of diseases and conditions which could have no, little or a lot of impact on its functions.
254). The “bony prominence” areas where pressure ulcers usually form are the sacrum, coccyx, hips and heels. Older people have a tendency to develop pressure ulcers because skin constitution changes as one gets older becoming thinner with less collagen and with diminished capability to protect itself from the bacteria and the environment.
Melanoma is produced from melanocytes so the tumor is usually brown or black (Society). The incidence of skin carcinomas is noted to be increasing in the past few years (Stulberg, Crandell and Fawcett). At the current rate, it is predicted that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in his/her lifetime (Riker, Zea and Trinh).
The skin also supplies humans with very imperative physiological roles like immune resistance,thermoregulation,as a sensory organ metabolism and also as endocrine.There are several products that have been created to deal with aging skin.
exanthematous dermatosis of uncertain etiology that is characterized primarily by an allergic diathesis as well as erythema, oozing, crusting, excoriations, lichenification, and dehydration of involved skin surfaces" (Knoell and Greer, 46). Inflammation of the skin caused by
In the Philippines glutathione has long been used as skin-whitener injected in higher dose. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspected that it could cause serious health problems which include
Other general symptoms that can be used to identify this skin disease are having dry and cracked skin that may start bleeding when the cracks are deep. For those with this skin disease, it is common to experience sensations such as itching, burning and soreness in