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There are the many substances in our organism that have a very important role but are produced in small amounts. Still, if the secretion of these substances stops, the organism can face serious medical problems. Therefore, learning about some of these substances is very important, particularly when having in mind that they are elements of bigger systems and several of those systems make our body function properly.

For example, the respiratory system is responsible for the exchange of gases in the lungs, for inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide. Oxygen is something we simply need for living; without it, we die in a matter of minutes. There is a heart and bloodstream, which present the system for blood pumping that helps with the distribution of nutrients and oxygen within the body. Certain medical problems can occur if any part of this machinery fails, for known or unknown reason.

Digestion process is also important since it is used for creating enough energy for our functioning. Essentially, it is breaking down substances to the molecules that can be absorbed in intestinal part and then used wherever needed in the body. The problem sometimes happens when the substances that participate in the digestion process are disabled form executing their functions. Let's take lipase for example.


Lipase is used for dealing with fats in the food. It reduces fats down to fatty acids, which can be stored and used later on, when the need for it arises. Of course, this fat accumulation is OK if it is kept at the minimum level, which is not the case often. Lipase is created in the pancreas and the problems that might affect this organ may, directly or indirectly, cause problems with fat metabolism. There is also another possible problem that occurs in some people whose mucosa layers in the walls of organs are simply too thick to allow the enzymes to pass through easily, if at all. Celiac disease and Chron’s disease are medical conditions that are related to this medical issue.

Elevated lipase levels are related to several signs and symptoms, including tiredness constant urinating, sweating, thirst. Lipase level is elevated if it crosses 160 units in a liter. Leading a constantly healthy life includes a regular medical examination with a complete blood work performed at a hospital. This is essential because sometimes some medical conditions can be revealed only like this. This especially goes for men, because there are many medical issues related to the urinary tract that are usually completely painless.

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