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Doctor insights on: Jejunum Function In Digestion

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What is the function of jejunum?

What is the function of jejunum?

Digestion and: Absorption of food. Food reaches jejunum, the upper part of small intestine, in a state of partial processing by the enzymes from the stomach and duodenum. The digestion is completed and most of the nutrients are absorbed into the blood in the jejunum and some in the ileum, the lower part of small intestine.

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What is the function of the jejunum?

Nutrient absorption: The jejunum is the major site of absorption of digested food into your bloodstream. Food from the stomach, enters the duodenum, gets mixed with pancreatic enzymes and traverses the jejunum when much of the now small molecules are absorbed. Fortunately, except in crohn's disease, the jejunum is not a site of much pathology.

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What are the ways that jejunum is suited for its function?

What are the ways that jejunum is suited for its function?

Anatomy 101: The jejunum is the middle segment of the small intestine (between the duodenum and the ileum). Most of the nutrients not taken up by the duodenum in food are absorbed by the jejunum before being passed on to the ileum for further processing and absorption.

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How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

Only liver functions: The ability to digest food depends of GI enzymes most of which are produced by the pancreas and then activated by bile produced by the liver. Rather than have bile constantly spilling into the GI tract, The GB acts as a reservoir. When food enters the stomach and reaches the SB digestion occurs with bile activated pancreatin, the bile having been stored in the gallbladder which then empties.

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I have heard that if a gallbladder is not functioning properly the bile can back up and pour into places that it is not supposed to, can somebody elaborate on this condition, and what effect it might have on digestion?

I have heard that if a gallbladder is not functioning properly the bile can back up and pour into places that it is not supposed to, can somebody elaborate on this condition, and what effect it might have on digestion?

Bad Gallbladder: If the gallbladder doesn't function bile usually doesn't back up to badly, but it can-this would normally flow into the liver and blood. Most commonly gallbladder issues cause pain, especially after eating a fatty meal. The pain is usually in the abdominal region or can be referred to the left shoulder.

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Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Yes: The nerves that supply body organs originate in the brain, so if the brain was hit, the nerves got impacted as well.

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What does jejunum do?

What does jejunum do?

Digestion: The jejunum is part of the small intestine. Its function is to absorb nutrients from digested food.

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What does the jejunum do?

What does the jejunum do?

Digestion: The jejunum is part of the small intestine. Its function is to absorb nutrients from digested food.

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How do you pronounce jejunum?

How do you pronounce jejunum?

Easy: Je (as ja) ju (rhymes with chew) num (rhymes with some) this is the major part of the gut. Stomach flows to the 12 inches of the duodenum. By then the food has been crushed by our pearly whites +enzyme in saliva, swallowed down the esophagus into the hydrochloric acid+ some enzymes. After 1 to 2 hrs. Of mixing onto the 12 inches of duodenum &then for nutrition to blood stream, your fav-the j.

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How can I improve my digestion?

What are you asking?: What are you experiencing that suggests "mal"-digestion is present? You question will be better answered if we can hear from you: 1) your bowel habits (have these changed)? ; 2) food intolerances noted; 3) unwanted weight loss/gain? ; 4) co-morbidties (are you diabetic, on medications that alter digestion)? ; 5) appetite/fullness; 6) bleeding; 7) symptoms that cause you to feel digestion is impaired?

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Help, what things can help digestion?

Help, what things can help digestion?

A good diet.: For best digestion, you should have a well-rounded diet, relatively low and bad fats, and high in fiber. Lots of fluids is important. The Mediterranean diet seems to be a good one. This will encourage the best digestion.

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What should I eat to help my digestion?

What should I eat to help my digestion?

Probiotics.: Recommend foods that not overly greasy or spicy. Consider probiotics. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, bifantis, lactobacillus gg, bacillus coagulans, bacillus subtilis, lactobacillus salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems.

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What is the fastest way to solve digestion problems?

What is the fastest way to solve digestion problems?

First define problem: Happy to help, but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response.

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Are red hots good for digestion?

Are red hots good for digestion?

Why would U think so: Ingesting hot peppers of any type can cause indigestion, particularly if you do not usually have them in your diet. The burning sensation that you experience in your mouth from eating hot peppers also can occur in your stomach during digestion. Ref. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/458957-the-side-effects-of-hot-peppers/

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Why does jejunum become vascular?

Why does jejunum become vascular?

Absorption: Food absorption. Unless you are referring to pathological over-vasculation?