The human integumentary system comprises of the hair, nerves, nails, skin and the exocrine
glands. One of the important tasks of the system to safeguard  the body from the outer world. It shields the
body from disease, eliminates waste products,regulates body temperature, , and
helps the body to retain body fluids. The integumentary system  behaves  as a blockade to the outer world. The
integument is a protective outer layer of an animal or plant. Eventhough the
skin is only about a few millimetres thick,it is one of the largest organs of
the body. The integumentary system is around sixteen percent of the body weight.The
integumentary system functions are numerous like protection of the body from
the external environment. Some of the main  integumentary system are that it behaves like
a receptor for pressure, touch, pain, heat and the cold. It protects the body
from dehydration, invasion by infectious microbes and other organisms. The
integumentary system assists the body in getting rid of waste materials  and it also stores fat and water .Integumentary
diseases and The integumentary system is prone to many disorders and diseases.
The skin is the body’s initialdefence from microbes, bacteria and viruses.
There are various diseases which affect the humanintegumentary system like
congenital skin diseases like Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. There arealso
bacterial skin diseases like Acne rosacea, Acne Vulgaris, Impetigo. Viral skin
conditions likeVerrucas, Warts, Herpes, Herpes zoster, Herpes simplex and
fungal skin infections like TineaCorporis, manus, pedis, Veruccas and Boils and
Folliculitis. These were some disorders of theintegumentary systemOrgans of the
integumentary systemThe mostimportant organ of the integumentary system is the
skin which is composed of the dermisand the epidermis. The dermis lies below
the epidermis and the epidermis is the outermost or lastlayer of the skin. The
Dermis is thicker than the Epidermis and consists of the hairfollicles,
bloodvessels and various glands. Hypodermis is the third layer of the skin and
it is not a part of theintegumentary system but helps in the functioning of the
skin therefore, it is being discussed here.The function of the hypodermis is to
attach the skin to the underlying tissues. This layer alsoprovides insulation
and padding for the body as one half of this layer is made up of fat.Glands of
the skin include thesebaceous glands and sweat glands. The sweat secreted by
the sweatglands cools down the body due to its evaporation. Sebaceous
glandssecrete an oily substancewhich protects the hair and the skin and this
oily substance is known as the sebum. Hair and nailsare additional organs of
the integumentary system and these are mostly made up Keratin. Hair trapsair
around the body and which then acts as an insulating layer. The hair inside the
nasal chambersand the eyelashes protect the nose and the eye from dust
particles entering into them. Nails are ahard and thick layer of keratinized
cells and they protects the tips of fingers and toes.The integumentary system
and othersystemsThe skin as well as other different parts of the integumentary
system work with other systems in thebody to support and maintain the
conditions of the tissues, organs and cells so that they are able tofunction
properly. The integumentary system works closely with digestive system to
enhance theuptake of calcium from the diet. A good digestive system is also
responsible for the healthyfunctioning of the skin. The assimilation and
digestion of dietary fats and oils is important for thebody so that it is able
to make protective oils for the hair and the skin. Immune cells live in the
skinand provide protection from various kinds of infection. The integumentary
system also workswiththe circulatory system and the surface capillaries through
the body. These were some of the ways inwhich the integumentary system works
with the other systems of the body.MetadescriptionHuman integumentary system
protects the body from a number of diseases anddisorders and otherthings
related to it are mentioned in the blog.FacebookThe integumentary system in
humans consists of hair, skin, nails, etc. The most important system ofthis
system is to protect humans from various disorders. Other details are mentioned
in theblog.TwitterThe integumentary system protects the body from various kinds
of diseases.