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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...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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Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

Absolutely: The thicker mucous secretions inherent to cystic fibrosis (CF) can cause a relative obstruction in clearing the airway tree of particulate matter/germs. Similarly, these secretions can obstruct the passage of pancreatic enzymes into the intestine leading to mal-digestion. ...Read more

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How do the digestive system and the respitory system work together?

How do the digestive system and the respitory system work together?

Breathe and eat: If you're not breathing, you will have no need of digestion. However, your respiratory system makes oxygen available to the rest of your body, including digestive system -- and it, in turn, distributes nutrients to the muscles of respiration. These muscles would not be able to contract as you inhale, if they had no nutrients broken down by the digestive system. ...Read more

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How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?

It's complicated: Good question, but too complicated to answer in 400 characters or less. Consider taking a class or reading a book on human physiology. https://www.coursera.org/course/humanphysio. ...Read more

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Why do we share a respiratory system with a digestive tract?

Why do we share a respiratory system with a digestive tract?

Ontogeny: Recapitulates Phylogeny. This article explains the whole concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory ...Read more

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Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Good question: Connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Autoimmune disorders and infections such as TB affect all three organ systems. Check wikipedia for each of the above. hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does the repiratory and the digestive system interact with each other?

In your throat!: Your digestive tract and respiratory tract are very connected. You eat and breath through your mouth :). Significant problems in you upper GI tract (esophagus and stomach) can have very real impact on you respiratory tract! example, people with bad reflux can have worsening of their asthma..There are many more examples. ...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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more