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Doctor insights on: Can Some Of The Organs In The Digestive System Be Transplanted

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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What are the organs of the digestive system?

What are the organs of the digestive system?

Alimentary tract: Mouth with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first part of small bowel), jejunum, ileum, appenix, colon & recum. Additionally liver, gall bladder and pancreas are all involved in producing or storing digestive juices. ...Read more

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What organs are part of the digestive system?

What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get a healthy digestive system?

What are some effective ways to get a healthy digestive system?

Healthy diet: The best way to get healthy digestive system is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid highly processes foods, substituting whole grains, generous portions of vegetables and fruits. Eat appropriate portions. Proteins can come from meats, fish, cheese, yogurt. Generally "wild" or free range have better balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Greek yogurt is a good natural "probiotic". ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some disorders of the digestive system?

Way too many: To go into here and be thorough. What are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Too: M, any to go into here. Try to be more specific if you are having symptoms or if you are concerned about a particular illness. ...Read more

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What are some alternative or fiber for digestive system?

What are some alternative or fiber for digestive system?

Cooked Greens R best: They act like scrub brushes and help move the food along and absorb moisture and any fibrous vegetables work similarly. It will keep you regular. Other OTC brands work too. Just stay away from any GMO brands that have corn, soy, wheat or potato in it,. Those aren't good to remain in your system for very long. ...Read more

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How long will metro take to show some improvement on c.diff? How long will it take to cure? Will my digestive system be back to normal? Thank you

How long will metro take to show some improvement on c.diff? How long will it take to cure? Will my digestive system be back to normal? Thank you

You should: Start to have relief within 3 days. If you are feeling no better, talk to your doctor about your concerns and whether you might need an alternate treatment. We typically treat for 10-14 days. Once you're done, try a daily probiotic. ...Read more

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Is it true by consuming glutathione it can helps to brighten your skin? Some says it useless because the digestive system will breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. Is it true?

Is it true by consuming glutathione it can helps to brighten your skin? Some says it useless because the digestive system will breaks down ingested glutathione and it will not be absorbed into your system. Is it true?

Glutathione: Is made in the body and there is no evidence that it helps skin. There are commercial forms that are absorbed but even then it has to undergo chemical change into its reduced state to function. It is given by some doctors intravenously providing metabolic improvements. ...Read more

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I've been getting constipated lately. What are some foods and drinks that help the digestive system.

Diet and exercise: Both diet and exercise are important for bowel function. Eating three meals a day, including one with a large salad and vegetables, and a cup of fruit, along with 6 large glasses of water will help. In addition, daily exercise and coffee have been shown to improve the gut motility and bowel movement. ...Read more

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Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Under weight: This is definitely under weight and to know the cause would require afuller history.This could be due to your diet, thyroid problems, parasites, or a number of other things. You need to be seen to have this checked out. Hope this helps and you are feeling well soon. ...Read more

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How long does it take the digestive system to fully adjust after a cholecystectomy? Is it normal to have some gas and loose stools 6 weeks post op?

How long does it take the digestive system to fully adjust after a cholecystectomy?  Is it normal to have some gas and loose stools 6 weeks post op?

Yes : That wouldn't be uncommon, and different people have different adjustment times. It is also normal to occasionally have gas and occasional looses stools even of you haven't had an operation. If you're really worried something is wrong, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens if the digestive system fails?

What happens if the digestive system fails?

U can die , maybe.: Seriously speaking, failure of GI tract is uncommon unlike that of the kidney, heart, lungs and brain. Most GI conditions are related to infection, inflammation, bleeding and ulcers and u usually recover from these and won't cause GI crash or failure. Best wishes! http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Sometimes: Diverticulosis/ diverticulitis may be exacerbated by popcorn, although there is much argument about whether this is really true. The butter added is much worse for you, but there is nothing intrinsically bad about popcorn, but as in everything, moderation is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are common digestive system diseases?

Quick med school!: Wow, that's like a whole semester of med school. Maybe more. Diseases can be self limited, like viruses or GI bugs; or functional, like GERD and irritable bowel syndrome; or inflammatory, like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis; or structural, like strictures, or cancers. There are a host of others, too many to add here. Go to reputable website to read more. ...Read more

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How can stress affect the digestive system?

How can  stress affect the digestive system?

Stress and digestion: There are rich interconnections between brain and gut, with brain-related neurotransmitters controlling intestinal activity. Prolonged stress can disrupt this, leading to diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Changes in blood flow can lead to breakdown and disrepair of the gut's protective mucous layer -- making intestinal walls more vulnerable to existing h pylori & acid effects. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more