Essay on effects of skin failure

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Effects of System Dysfunction

The integumentary system is very important in an individuals overall health. Lets say the the system began to function incorrectly or did not function at all. Here are some possible outcomes from this scenario. Sweat is a part of homeostasis and if the skin didn't exist, then the body can not excrete sweat. Therefore, you could not use this as a way to cool off. Without the skin, hair, and nails, pathogens could enter your body with ease. This would certainly be fatal in a short matter of time. If the integumentary system failed, foreign objects could easily penetrate our body. The skin also help in waste excretion. This is handled primarily by the eccrine sweat glands; waste can include urea, organic chemicals and excess salts. The skin is not very proficient at this though. Without the skin, We would not have an active sensory system, That means if we were to place our hand on a hot stove, there we be no nerves to say “move your hand because this is causing damage!” All in all, if the integumentary system were to fail, death would follow shortly after due to all the environmental hazards working against us.

The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.[1] The system comprises the skin and its appendages[2][3] (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails). The integumentary system has a variety of functions; it may…