Top
30
Doctor insights on: Monkey Digestive System

Share
Dr. Ali Yazdy
385 Doctors shared insights

Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


2

2
What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more

4

4
What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation.
Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more

5

5
What are the parts of the digestive system tbrough which food passes?

What are the parts of the digestive system tbrough which food passes?

Parts of GI system: The GI system start with the mouth and teeth. This is where digestion begins. The food is the swallowed and taken to the stomach via the esophagus. In the stomach food is exposed to acid and mechanical grinding. Food then passes into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum where nutrients are absorbed. The liquid then enters the colon where water is absorbed and then out through the anus. ...Read more

6

6
What are the latest trivia for digestive system. Could you please help me..

What are the latest trivia for digestive system. Could you please help me..

Trivia pursuit...?: By "trivia" are you seeking the latest dietary gimmicks, new medication options for a particular digestive disease, details about the anatomy of the digestive system, or information about a specific disease process? Happy to offer you a 400-character answer once we know your question. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
What are common digestive system diseases?

Quick med school!: Wow, that's like a whole semester of med school. Maybe more. Diseases can be self limited, like viruses or GI bugs; or functional, like GERD and irritable bowel syndrome; or inflammatory, like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis; or structural, like strictures, or cancers. There are a host of others, too many to add here. Go to reputable website to read more. ...Read more

9

9
How can stress affect the digestive system?

Stress and digestion: There are rich interconnections between brain and gut, with brain-related neurotransmitters controlling intestinal activity. Prolonged stress can disrupt this, leading to diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Changes in blood flow can lead to breakdown and disrepair of the gut's protective mucous layer -- making intestinal walls more vulnerable to existing h pylori & acid effects. ...Read more

10

10
How does stress affect your digestive system?

How does stress affect your digestive system?

MANY WAYS: Stress can commonly have an impact on GI system due to acid release and also medicated by serotonin. Exercise and good diet and rest can help. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
When does babies digestive system fully develop?

When does babies digestive system fully develop?

Early: The taste buds are complete by the sixth month and an infant of seven months is capable of living outside the womb. Even though the digestive system is complete by this age certain digestive processes only mature around 6-8 months. ...Read more

14

14
Will the digestive system weaken with inactivity?

Will the digestive system weaken with inactivity?

Define inactivity: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Are you not eating? If so, the GI tract is not doing its job & the muscles surrounding the entire track may become atrophic (weaker). Digestion, absorption, and production of chemicals may not be weakened however. If inactivity came first, then a functional GI work-up is in order. By this I do not mean scoping, but a much more thorough look molecularly. ...Read more

15

15
Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

16

16
Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

It can.: A lot of people have found that daily yogurt helps normalize their digestive system. Activia brand has some added probiotics, which can also be found over the counter in the drugstore. ...Read more

17

17
To what extent can worms damage our digestive system?

Parasitic Worms: Humans are susceptible to many parasitic worms, which generally infest the intestinal tract but can spread and thrive elsewhere in the body. While some are serious and even fatal if left untreated, others have much milder symptoms. ...Read more

18

18
Can you tell me short account on the digestive system?

Is this a school: Assignment? Here is a great article by Mayo Clinic - http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/digestive-system/sls-20076373 ...Read more

19

19
Could black coffee help you clean your digestive system?

Coffee like: Allthings with caffeine is a diuretic, meaning you urinate out more than you put in and hence can lead to constipation, anal itching and hemorrhoidal flares. So in my opinion, coffee is not a good idea to clean out the digestive system ...Read more

20

20
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

22

22
What are the psycological effects of the digestive system?

What are the psycological effects of the digestive system?

Digestive system: There is a rich interconnection between brain and gut, with ongoing & mutual communication. Similar neurotransmitters are in both. Your gut has ~100 million neurons which make up its own enteric nervous system. It doesn't think philosophical thoughts, but responds to digestive and many other stimuli. It also sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve. http://tinyurl. Com/yz536bd. ...Read more

25

25
What does excessive pop drinking do to your digestive system?

Nothing good: Pop/Soda is a carbonated sugared drink which is to be avoided as much as possible. It has lots of Fiz which makes acid in tyhe stomach to move up into your food pipe (esophagus where it does damage to the lining which has long term consequences. Plus most pop drinks are excessively sugared which cuses undesirable weight gain. So get off of it and drink water or skim milk if you don't like water. ...Read more

27

27
How can I cleanse digestive system of something or rid body of it?

Not a good idea: Cleansing regimens particularly of the intestine have little to no value in removing nonexistant toxins. No diseases can be attributed to "toxic buildup." Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and adequate protein. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

28

28
What to do if I have pica and it is affecting my digestive system?

What to do if I have pica and it is affecting my digestive system?

Complex Problem: Pica is a complicated disorder that is mostly seen in children and is rare in adulthood. First get a good physical exam from your family doctor. He/she should also draw some blood studies to see if you are short of some minerals. If all that is alright (it usually is), see your psychiatrist for assistance in stopping the habit. ...Read more

29

29
How do the digestive system and the respitory system work together?

How do the digestive system and the respitory system work together?

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

30

30
What are the foods that digestive system does least work to digest?

Easy to digest: Rice
toast or saltine crackers
bananas
chicken
green leafy vegetables
gelatin
fresh fruit including cantaloupe, squash or apricots
scrambled eggs
mashed potatoes
fermented foods including yogurt and sauerkraut. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook