D2: Explain the importance of homeostasis in maintaining the healthy functioning of the body.
Homeostasis is highly important as many processes going on in our body are based on this phenomenon. Homeostasis processes every day in our body are diffusion, osmosis, active transport etc. Diffusion means movement of solute molecules from a section of its high concentration to the low concentration region. Osmosis is movement of water from a mixed solution to a concentrated solution through a semi-permeable membrane.
Homeostasis is the balance or equilibrium. How your body works to maintain equilibrium is reflected in how your vital signs …show more content…
Maintaining a healthy functioning of the body is important because the optimum temperature that enzymes in our bodies work is around 37 degrees, our body temperature. If temperatures were to drop then the activity of these enzymes would be slowed and hence so will many metabolic activities. If the temperature exceeds the optimum these enzymes may denature.
Another point to look at is, affecting enzymes is acidity of the