Top
40
Doctor insights on: Facts About The Human Stomach

Share
Danielle Jones Dr. Jones
13 doctors agreed:
1

1
What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Danielle Jones Dr. Jones
13 doctors agreed:
What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


2

2
Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

4

4
Please tell me all about the stomach in the digestive system?

Please tell me all about the stomach in the digestive system?

Starts digestion : In short the stomach act to store food, while digestion begins with a combination of acid, digestive enzymes and mechanical grinding. ...Read more

5

5
What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

What are the dangers of the MMR vaccine for toddlers? That's the. One vaccine that i'm nervous about....

The danger is...: In not giving it. In the prevaccine age, far too many children died from complications of measles, new babies suffered severe damage from congenital rubella and mumps was the most common cause of viral meningitis in winter months. Please vaccinate your toddler. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

Change over time: The psa is most useful in screening by watching it over the course of years. An accelerated change can indicate disease. Even so, biopsies are unpleasant and numerous treatment options exist. Get at least 2 opinions and know that many urologists have a vested interest in the treatment option(s) they suggest. It is fair to ask too! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What do we know about Parkinson's disease because of the human genome project?

What do we know about Parkinson's disease because of the human genome project?

Couple points: As a consequence of our genetic data, we are starting to find patterns of susceptibility to various neurological disorders, and even starting to appreciate eventual outcomes. This will help with prognosis and even perhaps pinpoint more specific medications. This of course does apply to Parkinson's which is not a true genetic disorder. ...Read more

10

10
What do we know about Parkinson's as a result of the human genome project?

What do we know about Parkinson's as a result of the human genome project?

Several genes: There is a very active effort to find genetic causes of parkinson's disease. There is a research study called progeni that has more information on the site. http://progeni.iu.edu currently the genes associated with parkinson's are alpha-synuclein (snca) & lrkk2 for dominant inheritance and parkin, pink1 & dj-1 for recessive inheritance. ...Read more

11

11
Please help, how much is the lifespan of HIV virus outside the human body?

Please help, how much is the lifespan of HIV virus outside the human body?

Wimpy virus: Very short. It can travel on shared needles, but ordinary household contacts of HIV positive people, even with huge loads, don't get infected. ...Read more

12

12
What do we know about fatal diseases as a result of the human genome project?

What do we know about fatal diseases as a result of the human genome project?

Much, much more: the discovery of the genes associated with the diseases and how they cause them has caused a revolution in our approach to therapy, from chance testing to see if something helps. to understanding the primary problem and then being able to create a key that fits the keyhole of the problem ...Read more

13

13
I am little offtrack,can you please tell me what is the meaning and purpose of LIVING a human life.I only see materialism & lust in the society.

I am little offtrack,can you please tell me what is the meaning and purpose of LIVING a human life.I only see materialism & lust in the society.

On track: This is a universal question that you are asking. Each individual has to soul search to come up with a reasonable answer they can live with. I advise you to keep searching , reading, and asking. Keep your senses open and enjoy the journey! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

Actually variable: In the short run, often caloric intake independent of food "quality" dominates. As many short term unhealthy diets(google 30 day twinkie diet), if calorically restricted can improve health metrics like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. But in the long run unhealthy food can lead to inflammation, poor cholesterol panels, micronutrient deficiencies and many other life threatening issues ...Read more

15

15
What're the four strains of the ebola virus that are talked about in the hot zone?

What're the four strains of the ebola virus that are talked about in the hot zone?

Ebola Zaire: Ebola virus (EV) is in the Filoviridae family. The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak is the Zaire species. The most viruent of the five strains is Zaire. Zaire EV had 88% death rate when discovered in 1976. *A Bundibugyo virus outbreak occurred in 2007 in Uganda with a 40% death rate. It was formally recognized as strain in 2008. *Tai Forest or Cote d'Ivoire (previously known as Ivory Coast EV) > ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

No relationship: All the studies so far indicated no correlation between abortion (induced or spontaneous) and breast cancer - or any other cancer. ...Read more

17

17
What's the truth about precum?

What's the truth about precum?

Cowper's gland fluid: Precum is produced by cowper's gland with a duct which enters bulbar urethra (level just above posterior scrotum. It escapes from penile urethra before ejaculation, hence it's name. Clear fluid which may contain sperm which have gone partially down urethra. Hence withdrawing penis before ejaculation may be too late to prevent impregnation during sex ; thus pregnancy is always a risk ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

Consanguinity = the : union of two people who share at least 1 common ancestor. Prenatal genetic counsellors calculate the ^ed risk of their fetus' having an autosomal recessive disease from inheriting a deleterious gene from both parents, a weakened immune system &/or early demise from the percentage of shared genes, history of inbreeding in prior generations, & results of prenatal blood & ultrasound findings. ...Read more

19

19
Please help! what is the effect of genetically engineered (modified) food on human health?

Please help! what is the effect of genetically engineered (modified) food on human health?

None: The poison is in the behavior of the corporations and the protesters, not the technology, which has increased food yields and should belong to humankind, not jealously guarded by mean-minded profiteers. Despite the inflammatory rhetoric and claims, the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of truth-seekers -- has found no health dangers despite 30 years of close study. Don't be afraid. ...Read more

20

20
I've heard things about negative effects of gmo on the body, what does all that mean?

I've heard things about negative effects of gmo on the body, what does all that mean?

Reason for concern: No one knows for sure, which is why i find in frightening that most americans eat gmo foods every day. There are no human studies proving they are safe and many animal studies suggesting they are extremely hazardous. I join the american academy of environmental medicine in advising everyone to avoid eating gmo foods. Please see http://drrandybaker.Wordpress.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

21

21
What causes stomach to twist in humans?

What causes stomach to twist in humans?

Gastric volvulus: Is a condition where by the stomach twist and causes obstruction and strangulation of the stomach. One reason could be large redundant stomach with loose attachment to the surrounding structures due to congenital abnormalities . The condition is extremely rare but very serious ...Read more

22

22
What may be the possible result if the human stomach reduces in size ten times?

What may be the possible result if the human stomach reduces in size ten times?

Stomach reduction: The stomach is divided into zones, with each zone responsible for a particular action. For example, a region of the stomach is responsible for acid production, another region is responsible for production of Intrinsic Factor, which is responsible for Vitamin B12 absorption. So reducing the surface area of the stomach may eliminate vital regions of the stomach. ...Read more

23

23
Could humans get a twisted stomach?

Could humans get a twisted stomach?

Yes: Twisted stomach or volvulus can happen. It is rare in humans and more common in horses. ...Read more

25

25
The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid has been secreted. Hope that helps. ...Read more

26

26
Why is human stomach not as strong as animal one? They can raw meat, 100% raw & no problem?

Why is human stomach not as strong as animal one? They can raw meat, 100% raw & no problem?

Evolution/adaptation: After animals and humans arrived on the scene (on this little blue planet), they continued to evolve and adapt to their enviroments. We got smarter and our bodies became cooked-food eaters. They stayed in the wild and never "learned to cook", so only those animals who were skilled at eating food raw were able to survive and reproduce. ...Read more

27

27
Are we meant to have flat stomachs? because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? thin=ideal?

Are we meant to have flat stomachs? because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? thin=ideal?

Body weight/physique: Being overweight or obese is not healthy. It raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Ideal body weight depends on your height, & you can find charts online called BMI charts to help you find your ideal weight range. We all need some fat on our bodies to keep warm and to allow our body systems to work properly. But too much fat especially around the abdomen is unhealthy. ...Read more

28

28
I suffer from abdominal chill feeling.does human papillomavirus cause this?

I suffer from abdominal chill feeling.does human papillomavirus cause this?

Likely unrelated: The HPV family of viruses are surface invaders not blood invaders. They invade the skin surface that they come in contact with and persist in that local and surrounding skin. They do not enter the blood like a flu, so systemic responses like fever or chills are not part of their pattern. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
30

30
Can the rabies virus survive in human stomach acid?

Can the rabies virus survive in human stomach acid?

Likely not: The acid in the stomach kills most things- and in this case destroys most viruses. If you are on a medicine that decreases stomach acid then some thing may not be killed- swallowing rabies virus is not very likely however..... ...Read more

31

31
How to get rid of human (stomach) parasites! clean my system of any harmful bacterial or parasitic infections. ? How many time per year we should

How to get rid of human (stomach) parasites!  clean my system of any harmful bacterial or parasitic infections. ?  How many time per year we should

Do you have them?: If you have been diagnosed with a parasitic infection, than you would need prescribed medication to treat and eradicate them. Mostly, intestinal parasites are caused by ingestion, so prevention would be avoiding swimming in infected waters and/or avoiding ingesting contaminated foods. Best wishes. ...Read more

33

33
My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

Thin person?: If you're a thin person, sometimes reverberations from your abdominal aorta can be seen. Your heart sends blood strongly to this major vessel of your body. If this is what you're experiencing, it would be a variant of normal. Aneurysms (outpouchings) can be in the aorta too. Please see your physician if concerned about this possibility. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
What is there to pain in the middle of the abdomen?

What is there to pain in the middle of the abdomen?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

35

35
Are there potentially dangerous effects of abdomen xrays?

Potentially: There is a very slight risk of cancer which is usually clearly outweighed by the benefit of the examination in diagnosing the malady. ...Read more

36

36
We were wondering what exercises would help us have toned stomachs?

We were wondering what exercises would help us have toned stomachs?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss but if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

37

37
Sangrado entre marron y rosado sin ningun dolor en particular, siento algunos hincones en el abdomen y frecuencia de orin por pocos?

Sangrado entre marron y rosado sin ningun dolor en particular, siento algunos hincones en el abdomen y frecuencia de orin por pocos?

Montón de informació: Usted describió un gran número de síntomas que son probablemente causados por diferentes sistemas en el cuerpo. No podemos diagnosticar o tratar estos varios síntomas en HealthTap Basic. Sería mejor ver a su médico de cabecera para una evaluación médica exhaustiva. Cuídate. ** You described a large number of symptoms that are likely caused by different systems in the body. We cannot diagnose or ...Read more

38

38
How to relieve abdomen pain?

Greatly depends: On what is causing the pain. There are so many structures within the abdomen, it is hard to say without a physical exam. You will need to be examined face to face by a physician. You may need to visit the er depending on the pain, level, area and other symptoms. ...Read more

39

39
What is an abdominal scan like?

What is an abdominal scan like?

Please: See radiologyinfo.Org for good info about your test. ...Read more

40

40
What causes fre fluid in abdomen?

What causes fre fluid in abdomen?

Could be natural: There is naturally a small amount of fluid in the pelvis to keep organs moist but it could also happen from ovulation, inflammation, infection or cancer cells. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer