According to the NIH (National Institute of Health) website, there are four basic types of human tissue:
There are four basic types of tissue:
- Connective tissue supports other tissues and binds them together. This includes bone, blood, and lymph tissues, as well as the tissues that give support and structure to the skin and internal organs.
- Epithelial tissue provides a covering for deeper body layers. The skin and the linings of the passages inside the body, such as the gastrointestinal system, are made of epithelial tissue.
- Muscle tissue includes three types of tissue:
- Striated muscles, such as those that that move the skeleton (also called voluntary muscle)
- Smooth muscles (also called involuntary muscle), such as the muscles contained in the stomach and other internal organs
- Cardiac muscle, which makes up most of the heart wall (also an involuntary muscle)
- Nerve tissue is made up of nerve cells (neurons) and is used to carry messages to and from various parts of the body. The brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are made of nerve tissue.
By reading up on the tissue types and knowing what they accomplish for our clients, we can gain an understanding of issues before the issues begin. This is the same with this topic as it is with all others. The more we know, the more we can display the fact that With Age Comes Respect. It is all in a good day’s work for caregivers that give a care!