Other Characeristics Epithelial Organized in sheets. Lines body surface, hollow organs, cavities and tubes.
Interestingly, most of the people who develop mitral valve prolapse and fibromyalgia are also women in their child bearing Functions of connective tissue. TMJ, fibromyalgia and mitral valve prolapse all commonly occur together, all occur primarily in women of child bearing age, and at least two of the three conditions MVP and fibromyalgia have been linked to magnesium deficiencies.
Interestingly, excessive menstruation has been linked to magnesium Functions of connective tissue, which may explain why women of childbearing age menstruating women then have more conditions linked to magnesium deficiency than the population in general.
Interestingly, magnesium is needed to make hyaluronic acid, so it is not surprising that conditions linked to magnesium deficiencies and conditions linked to hyaluronic acid abnormalities tend to go hand in hand.
Besides TMJ, conditions where magnesium deficiency may play a role include fibromyalgia, keratoconus, nystagmusinsomnia, asthma, allergies, attention deficit disorder and migraine headaches. Headaches and TMJ commonly occur together. Many people believe the TMJ causes headaches, which seems highly plausible.
However, since headaches are linked to magnesium deficiency, another possibility to consider is that TMJ and headaches are both manifestations of a common root cause--a magnesium deficiency.
Cutting back on salicylates. I believe this may be at least in part because salycilates block vitamin K. See my section on health conditions linked to vitamin K deficiencies for more on salicylates. Cutting back on wheat and dairy, especially whole grains. Avoiding foods and supplements very high, artifically suplemented vitamin C or iron.
Avoiding foods with sugar, yeast and preservatives. Eating more fat, especially moderate amounts of saturated fat. Eating organ meat occassionaly for micronutrients. Eating vegetable soup with a large assortment of vegetables and beans for magnesium, meat and sometimes broth made from animal parts bones, tendons, etc.
My children have never had TMJ, but one has had neck pain and both children are prone to fibromyalgia.
So this means I have three people to experiment on in our family to see what helps our pain from tight muscle problems. While exercises, posture training and yoga help a lot, the number one factor that influences whether we have joint and muscle problems or not on a given day seems to be our diet, especially the amount of magnesium rich foods we eat.
I also used to suffer from menorrhagia heavy menstrual bleeding which I suspect was one of the reasons I was magnesium deficient.
I was able to control my menorrhagia through changing my diet, which is written up in my section on Menorrhagia. For more information on saturated fat and the health risks associated with low cholesterol levels, see my web page Low Cholesterol: The Overlooked Health Risks.
My Experience with Jaw Splints One of the initial treatments I had for my jaw was a splint from a dentist. Wearing the splint changed my pain level from really bad to unbearably excruciating. Fortunately, within a few days after I stopped wearing the splint, my bite returned to normal.
It is interesting to note that these are all therapies that address tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw. I bought extra sharp knives for chopping vegetables. We try to eat extra healthy so I make a lot of meals using fresh produce. Cutting fruits and vegetables frequently had been adding to my muscle tension on my hands and arms.
Another idea that might help if you hands also get sore from knife use would be to buy a food processor or other small electric kitchen applaince to do your chopping, and let electricity do the work instead of your hands.
It is one of the few TMJ books that focuses on total body alignment, yoga and diet for temporomandibular joint disorder. However, obvious solutions are often wrong.
The Taking Control book has extensive information on body alignment, and it is the one of the few books I found that described what was really wrong with my body - tight muscles in other parts of my body that were pulling on my jaw and shoulder. As you can see from the picture above, I had one shoulder that was higher and one shoulder that slumped lower than the other.
The side with the lower shoulder was where my jaw, ear and neck hurt.
This was the source of my pain. The Taking Control of TMJ book addresses how to correct these types of problems with information on sleeping positions, diet changes to release tight muscles, posture tips to prevent imbalanced muscles and therapeutic yoga postures to reduce overall body and jaw tension.
Uppguaard, writing in Taking Control of TMJ Return to top Treatment Summary The treatments that ended up helping my TMJ the most involved improving my overall posture and body alignment and loosening up my tight muscles.Oct 11, · Best Answer: Loose (Areolar) Connective Tissue- hold stuff (organs and such) in place Dense (Fibrous) Connective Tissue (forms ligaments and tendons) Bone (Osseous) (Human Frame) Blood (Vascular) (Transports all kinds of good stuff)Status: Resolved.
PART II: DERMIS What are the structures and functions of the dermis? The Dermis • Is located between epidermis and subcutaneous layer • Anchors epidermal accessory structures (hair follicles, sweat glands) • Has 2 layers: – outer papillary layer – deep reticular layer Characteristics of Dermis Dense Irregular Connective Tissue.
Nov 09, · The function of connective tissue is either to join bodily structures like bones and muscles to one another or hold tissues like muscles, tendons, or even organs in their proper place in the body. It also gives reinforcement to joints, strengthening and supporting the articulations between bones.
Connective tissue performs the following important functions in the body. As a packing material, connective tissue provides a supporting matrix for many highly organized structures. It forms restraining mechanism of the body in the form of retinacula, check ligaments and fibrous pulley. Fat cells or adipose tissue, is a connective tissue which not only cushions body organs but also insulates them and provides reserve energy fuel.
Transportation: Blood is a connective tissue and it carries and delivers oxygen and nutrient to tissues. Loose Connective Tissue has a gel like ground substance with more ground substance than fibers or gel.
The main cell type are fibroblasts, and it is foundaround blood .