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Do The Respiratory System And The Digestive System Work Together
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems work together to provide the energy needed for your cells to function?
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
I'm wondering why are the digestive and respiratory systems often the sites of entry for pathogens?
Open to the environ: You breathe in germs or swallow germs. ...Read more
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
How does digestive system work together with lymphatic system? The relationship between them?
GALT: A large proportion of our lymphatic system surrounds the GI tract and is called the Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue; it is one of our body's first line of defense against infections as there can be many harmful microbes in our GI tract. For more information see http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/gi_immune.html ...Read more
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