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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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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...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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How can lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

How can  lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

Lung cancer: Lung cancer does not affect digestive system directly. Any cancer can cause loss of appetite. Lung cancer can sometimes obstruct food pipe. Rarely lung cancer can cause encephalitis or myasthenia like weakness of muscle ( eaton lambert syndrome). ...Read more

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Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Probiotics: Unclear question...Try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

Here are some...: In the early stage of colon cancer, the patients would not feel any change in digestive system unless having chronic inflammation. In its later stage, seeing blood in stool and blocking bowel passage may occur and be expected. After its related surgery if needed, patients may have some change in GI function from colon resection or colostomy. More? Ask Doc timely... ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

Physiology: This cannot be answered in this short a space. All the organ systems in the body interact, most commonly with feedback mechanisms. Get a physiology textbook and begin reading. It may take you some time, particularly if you are not a biology student. ...Read more

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Can eating very spicy food actually cause damage to stomach/ digestive system?

Possible : It is possible that extremely spicy foods consumed on regular basis can cause a damage to the stomach lining, that also can cause ulcers.. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

How does the digestive system regulate homeostasis?

Tolerance: The GI tract is tolerant of food antigens, and mounts a response to infections. ...Read more

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How does your digestive tract maintain peristalsis?

How does your digestive tract maintain peristalsis?

The small brain!: The largest collection or neurons in the body outside of the"bog" brain is the mesenteric plexus inside your abdomen. It controls movement, the complex secretion of over 50 hormones. Of note:there are more serotonin receptors by five compared to the big brain, for which we use prozac (fluoxetine). In a lecture i once heard two years ago, irritable bowel syndrome was said to be "depression" of the small brain! ...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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1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

Yes and maybe: If the slimming diet is healthy and balanced, no. If it is lacking in certain nutrients, or is being assisted by laxatives or diet pills, then yes. Any stress on the body (including the metabolic stress from a bad diet) can produce hives, but so can many other conditions, such as allergies, so be on the alert for food or environmental allergens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

What hormones affect the digestive system?

Digestive system: There are many hormones that can have a bad effect on the digestive system. That can happen when a particular hormone level is high or low. What problems are you having with your digestive system? Are you gaining weight? Losing weight? Blood pressure and pulse OK? etc. Please see your doctor without waiting too long. ...Read more

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How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

How does the digestion system interact with the respiratory system?

The stomach and: esophagus may regurgitate acid and contents into the upper airway and into the lung. This condition, reflux esophagitis, can cause heartburn, chronic cough, asthma and in severe cases, aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can the digestive system work?

How can  the digestive system work?

Absorbs Nutrients: That's a very complicated question and there is not an easy answer. The body breaks down the food you eat to its component parts and then absorbs that to create energy. You can find a lot of information at your local library or on the internet. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more