The Importance Of The Human Body

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The human body is an extraordinary, highly organized structure made up of cells that work together to accomplish specific functions necessary for sustaining life. Everyday we take our bodies through stressed limits on a daily basis that we do not even recognize. In this essay, I will explain how our bodies go through stressed, maxed out limits from the outside to the inside of our bodies. Back in 1996, Discovery Channel made a film about the human body, called, “The Human Body: Pushing the limits”. It focused on real life stories from people who had to push their own body to the limit just to survive a certain crisis situation. Situations like, running from an explosion, surviving a tornado, and even being trapped under a huge bolder weighing …show more content…
This was way before I realized that I did not have the perfect grades to begin medical school. To be a doctor, one must be perfect at all times. One simple mistake and the person lying on the table could be dead in a matter of minutes. Take what I have said so far, and think about how perfect a doctor must be. Doctors become doctors by going to school for over four to eight years after a few years in college. They go to medical school, a specific school designed to train soon to be nurses and doctors for the worse to come in reality. They must know how the body works and reacts in thousands of ways from head to toe. For example, an anesthesiologist, a doctor who puts people to sleep during surgery or procedures, must be absolutely perfect at their job. They inject a drug called, anesthesia into a person’s body to put them to sleep. Even though, they are still not yet sure of how it works. “We know we can get you in and out of this safely,” Brown says, “but we still can’t quite tell you how it works” (Humphries. 60.). Yes, they can do it safely, because I, myself have been under several times in my life. Although, there have been some cases world wide, that the anesthesiologist has messed up before. If too little or too much anesthesia is put into the person’s body, that person could react in different ways no one has ever seen before. That person could even never wake up, being in a seduced coma for the rest of their life. So …show more content…
The human body has a defense system called the immune system. It protects the body from germs. One type of germ is called bacteria. Bacteria are tiny living things called microorganisms. “Some bacteria are harmful. They can cause ear infections and strep throat. Not all bacteria are bad, though. As many as 700 types of good bacteria swim in your intestines. They help you digest food. Some kill bad bacteria” (Wedner. 10.). So the human body has certain things it does on it’s own. When I get hungry, my brain tells my body that is it hungry. When I need to use the bathroom, my brain tells my body to use the bathroom. It is all connected together by pieces like a puzzle. When one thing happens, it reacts accordingly. Now the immune system is the body’s sickness fighter. White blood cells go in and attack the sickness and try to fight it off all by itself. If it does the job, the person does not even notice. Although, if the job is not done or finished, then the person will know, by having symptoms of a sickness. First symptoms are usually a headache, allergies, or fatigue. Depending on what type of sickness the person is having, the symptoms may vary or the symptoms are much worse than the average headache. “The body also possesses a general defensive capability called nonspecific, or innate, immunity. This includes the inflammation response; various chemicals present in the body, for example, gastric acid; and such physical

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