Interestingly, as expected, majority of yesterday’s answers came in as the heart. The reason why I mentioned it sounds easy, yet tricky 😆
If you’ve been following the blog from the beginning or following Dysautonomia South Africa’s page on Instagram, all the answers are right there! Biggest clue giveaway lol. With a little homework the answer can be found easily.
It’s intriguing to note; how many of us aren’t aware of the way our bodies operate. The reason I feel; it’s great to enhance your knowledge regarding these aspects, even if you’re not ill! Learning about this complex, yet amazing master made machine allows you to appreciate your health, & express more gratitude by using it correctly & grasping maximum advantage of its function.
Answers to challenge 1:
– Heart ❌
– Heart beat ❌
These 2 are technically correct. Specifically not.
– Oxygen ❌
– Blood pressure ❌
– Heart spasms ❌
– Blood flow ❌
– Hypothalamus ☑️
– The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) ☑️
Here are the explanations:
Your heart keeps you alive. Your heart beat keeps you alive. Blood flow keeps you alive. If there’s no blood flow, our organs will go into failure & shut down! So yes, all those answers are “technically” correct.
But, the heart itself consists of muscular tissue. You’re kept alive by your heart beat which is automatically controlled by your Autonomic Nervous System.
The answer needed to be slightly more specific.
The reason why I stated:
Please use the keywords as a guide to get the answer 💯 correct. The main clue was:
“If my current halts, you will not survive”;
When a person goes into cardiac arrest, it’s the electrical activity that stops. Sometimes a person may be revived, their heart will continue pumping etc.. But they’ll be brain dead and pass on afterwards.
On the other hand there are miraculous stories of people who’ve survived cardiac arrest.
Truly astounding to read.
Remember, the nervous systems in our body are likened to electrical signals that relay information to & fro, one part of the body to another. All this has already been explained in great length. Just wanted to refresh the memory a little.
The Hypothalamus was ticked correct because its a portion of the brain that connects to your ANS & assists in regulating Autonomic control such as temperature etc.
Its main role is to keep the body in homeostasis as much as possible. Homeostasis means a healthy, balanced bodily state.
The hypothalamus acts as the connector between the endocrine and nervous systems.
(If your recall from the beginning of the blog; I was prescribed the wrong endocrine medication for migraines which disrupted everything working normally… That gives a deeper insight & clue regarding my connection with Dysautonomia)
🚫 Our members are obviously not allowed to participate lol. Although some of them have other chronic illnesses, not Dysautonomia itself.. They’re well geared up with all the information. So its not fair on the public)
📣 Congratulations to our one & only winner of the day
🎉 Z.L 💙💙💙
You dont live with Dysautonomia but your knowledge is admirable & your eagerness to participate is appreciated 🙌
Old or newcomers, please take note:
We will not feel offended nor ridicule you if the answer is incorrect. This is meant to be a fun filled experience, where we can laugh & learn simultaneously.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first day, & hope you’re all warmed up for
Shukran / Thank you for participating ✨