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How does the digestive system work with the cardiovascular system?

How does the digestive system work with the cardiovascular system?

It is perfused: By arteries with blood pumped by the heart. It also helps clear the toxins from the blood via the liver. The interactions are multiple. ...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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As a concerned parent i need to knowhow does the digestive system works?

As a concerned parent i need to knowhow does the digestive system works?

Meaning?: Please be more specific as to what kind of information you are looking for. The digestive system is quite complex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how our digestive system work?

Can you tell me how our digestive system work?

Not in 400 char!: Basically, what goes in must come out. There are good online references from reputable sources: look at AMA, ASGE, ASCRS. ...Read more

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How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

Not really: Fasting will not clear your digestive system. It will empty at it's own rate. If you fast long enough it may empty somewhat but your metabolism will slow and eventually your body will begin to consume your muscular tissue for energy. ...Read more

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How does digestive system work?

How does digestive system work?

Check this out: Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology) summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more

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What is diabetes? What systems work together with the digestive system to control diabetes?

What is diabetes? What systems work together with the digestive system to control diabetes?

Lack of insulin: (type 1) or resistance to Insulin (type 2). Abnormal glucose metabolism, vascular complications and a whole lot more. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetesmellitus.html. ...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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I eat a lot. But i am not getting fat. And i think i am not gaining muscle either. Is it normal? Or maybe my digestive system does not work properly?

Be healthy.: Make sure you are eating good healthy whole foods. Get as many vegetables into your day as you can. Drink plenty of water. Get on a good exercise program. Make sure you are getting good sleep every night. If you do all of these things, then you should develop and grow as you should. If you are doing all of this and are still having problems, get in to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How to know if my digestive system works properly? I mean does it save essential vitamins for my body? And what are the symptoms if it does not?

How to know if my digestive system works properly? I mean does it save essential vitamins for my body? And what are the symptoms if it does not?

Stable weight is ok: If you are not losing weight quickly then your digestive system is probably fine. If you were losing weight, having lots of blood in your stool/bowel movements, or constant diarrhea, that would be the sign of more serious digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency is rare if you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Those symptoms are highly variable and would need labs to test to confirm. ...Read more

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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

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