Understanding your body is important for your health and wellbeing.
Perhaps you wish to learn more about your eyes, kidneys, heart, or immune system. Maybe you have a question about your digestive system or genes. Browse by subject below to get useful information sourced from the Better Health Channel.
Remember, if you are concerned about any health issues, please contact your local doctor to discuss your concerns with them.
Blood, Blood Vessels and Heart
Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells of our body and helps us fight infection. Veins, arteries and capillaries are blood vessels that combine with the heart to make up the circulatory system.
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Bones, Muscles and Joints
Bones, muscles and joints hold our body together and support freedom of movement. They are part of the musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system). Fractures, back pain and muscle strain are common conditions.
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Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system is involved in sexuality and fertility. It includes the vagina, womb (uterus), fallopian tubes and ovaries. Menstrual periods, ovulation, pregnancy, birth and menopause are part of the female reproductive cycle.
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Hormonal System (Endocrine)
Hormones are like chemical messages that control our body's growth, repair and reproduction. Organs of the hormonal or endocrine system include the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands and the ovaries, pancreas and testes.
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