Effects of bedrest 2: gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems: Exploring what happens to gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems, and processes in the body, when a person is confined to bed

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Abstract

This article is the second in a three-part series discussing the effects of long periods of bedrest on the body. It explores what happens to the gastrointestinal, endocrine and renal systems when a person is confined to bed. The effects on the reproductive and nervous systems are also covered. Part 1 examined the effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory and haematological systems.

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