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Doctor insights on: Digestive System And Alcoholism

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more

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What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation. Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the digestive system tbrough which food passes?

What are the parts of the digestive system tbrough which food passes?

Parts of GI system: The GI system start with the mouth and teeth. This is where digestion begins. The food is the swallowed and taken to the stomach via the esophagus. In the stomach food is exposed to acid and mechanical grinding. Food then passes into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum where nutrients are absorbed. The liquid then enters the colon where water is absorbed and then out through the anus. ...Read more

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What are the latest trivia for digestive system..Could you please help me..

What are the latest trivia for digestive system..Could you please help me..

Trivia pursuit...?: By "trivia" are you seeking the latest dietary gimmicks, new medication options for a particular digestive disease, details about the anatomy of the digestive system, or information about a specific disease process? Happy to offer you a 400-character answer once we know your question. ...Read more

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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/.

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Could a gastroenteologist perform surgical procedures of the digestive system ?

Could a gastroenteologist perform surgical procedures of the digestive system ?

Very Limitted: to those performed endoscopically, but actual surgery of the GI tract in an operating room setting is done by Colon and rectal surgeon or general surgeons depending on the area you live in. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially. The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

Obstruction: The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water to convert the liquid digestive by-products into a solid form. This physiologic function is essentially unaffected by a cancer. However, as the cancer grows, it may obstruct the intestine, leading to pain, bloating, and (rarely) rupture. Furthermore, these tumors often bleed, leading to anemia, which can make one feel tired and weak. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...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