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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

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...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

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Best way to cleanse your digestive system?

Best way to cleanse your digestive system?

Best not to: Your body has a natural mechanism for eliminating waste, and generally it is better to let it handle it. Cleansing usually involves ingesting or inserting various 'natural' toxins which serve only to upset your gut's normal homeostasis (=balanced environment). Occasionally the body needs help restoring itself back to balance, esp after antibiotics, so probiotics may help in this specific case. ...Read more

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What organs are part of the digestive system?

What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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What works to take to help your digestive system?

What works to take to help your digestive system?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Which is the worst disease that affects the digestive system?

Which is the worst disease that affects the digestive system?

The worst....: Is probably cancer. After that I would put Chron's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. All three of these are life threatening. Most other digestive diseases are uncomfortable but usually not life threatening. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some disorders of the digestive system?

Way too many: To go into here and be thorough. What are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Too: M, any to go into here. Try to be more specific if you are having symptoms or if you are concerned about a particular illness. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Sometimes: Diverticulosis/ diverticulitis may be exacerbated by popcorn, although there is much argument about whether this is really true. The butter added is much worse for you, but there is nothing intrinsically bad about popcorn, but as in everything, moderation is appropriate. ...Read more

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What's the role of the anus in digestive system?

What's the role of the anus in digestive system?

Anus: Is this a joke? It is the terminal portion of the GI tract and prevents you from having accidents and embarrasing yourself. ...Read more

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How does the digestive system protect us from pathogens?

How does the digestive system protect us from pathogens?

GI defense: the protection is mostly when you first eat. The stomach has a very low Ph and the extreme acidity makes it hard for pathogens to enter your system. However, after a heavy meal or if you take acid reducers (Nexium, etc), then it takes a much smaller dose of bacteria to cause illness. ...Read more

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Is peanuts good for the digestive system?

Neutral: Peanuts can be a good source of calories and protein. But they have no especial qualities for improving digestion or treating any GI problems. The calories are high and need to be considered in any measure of dietary control. ...Read more

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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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What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...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

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...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