Here at Mount Erin our year 8 classes have created their own tribes. Each tribe is an experts on the human body systems. Today they are posting important facts on their body system. Read on to gain valuable insight into the systems in our bodies.
Uro Tribe (Indi, Kiah, Max & Alyssa)
We are experts in the excretory system.
The Excretory system is responsible for the elimination of wastes such as carbon dioxide, urea and salt. It is processed in the liver and then comes out of the urethra. The main organs are the Kidneys, Liver, Bladder and Urethra.
To maintain a healthy excretory system eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. These will help dilute your toxic wastes and flushes your body out. You have to give its nutrients and energy because it is made up of living cells.
Symptoms of kidney stones are severe pain in the back, belly or groin, Blood in the urine, and nausea and vomiting. It makes it harder and makes it hurt more to go to the toilet.
Broncho Tribe (Cooper, Brodie, Dylan & Charlie)
The Respiratory system is the breathing system. It allows you’re body to breathe in oxygen and breathe out waste products such as carbon dioxide. You need to breathe in oxygen so you can live because you need oxygen to live. Oxygen is needed to keep cells alive.
The oxygen diffuses through to the alveoli and then goes through the blood. Shortly after the carbon dioxide goes through the blood stream and out of the alveoli and then out the mouth.
Lung Transplants are available if you have such bad breathing problems. Donor lungs usually come from someone who is deceased. The operation takes 4 – 12 hours and may involve the donor’s heart as well. You will have to stay in hospital for several weeks followed by close follow ups. They will need a lung transplant due to diseases, like Pulmonary Fibrosis. Some symptoms are shortness of breath, dry or hacking cough, and gradual unintended weight loss. This disease is the scarring of the lungs. This disease can kill you but you can also live through it. Over 83% of people survive the first year after the transplant and 60% survive over 3 years. Without your lungs you can’t breathe.
Gastro Tribe (Lachlan, Harry, Morgan, Ajay & Josh)
We are expert in the Digestive System. Digestive system is made up from 8 main organs. Mouth, Oesophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine (includes the liver and rectum), Anus.
Keeping your digestive system healthy is key. Here are some ways to keep it healthy:
Eat a high-fibre diet, get insoluble and soluble fibre, limit foods that are high in fat, choose lean meats, eat on schedule, stay hydrated. Keeping your digestive system healthy is important because without these products you will be sick and the disease Megacolon will grow. Megacolon is a disease in the digestive system with symptoms that enlarge your stomach. This will destroy your stomach. The stomach is used to digest food and the disease makes a big tumour in your stomach. We rate this disease 9/10 because you have to live with a huge tumour on your body and you will end up dying.