What is a homeostatic imbalance?

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Feb 16, 2017

Homeotic imbalance is the disability of the internal environment to remain in equilibrium in the face of internal , external and environmental influences.


Homeostatic imbalance occurs when cells in the body experience a deficiency, such as nutritional deficiencies resulting from an unhealthy diet or when cells are exposed to toxins.

Homeostatic imbalances may result from three main influences -
1) Internal influences such as aging and genetics.
2) External influences such as nutrition deficiencies, physical activity, mental health , drug and alcohol abuse.
3) Environmental influences such as exposure to toxins.

Extended periods of imbalance in the body's internal system can result in a number of diseases. Stress is also a significant factor affecting physiological homeostasis.

Cellular malfunction , reslulting from homeostatic imbalance is believed to be an underlying factor responsible for most diseases.