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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


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What are the organs of the digestive system?

What are the organs of the digestive system?

Alimentary tract: Mouth with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first part of small bowel), jejunum, ileum, appenix, colon & recum. Additionally liver, gall bladder and pancreas are all involved in producing or storing digestive juices. ...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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Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Nutrition: Our nutrition decisions and intake can affect every part of our body. Our body use glucose as its main energy source but can get glucose from sugars, proteins and fats. There are vitamins and minerals that our body needs to run the multitude of chemical reactions constantly running. Deficiencies can lead to many different medical issues with two of the more common being anemia or osteoporosis ...Read more

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Why would the pancreas and liver be so important in the digestive system?

Why would the pancreas and liver be so important in the digestive system?

See details: The liver produces bile acids which are important in the digestion of fats and the pancreas produces enzymes important in digestion as well as insulin. ...Read more

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How can I naturally regulate my digestive system?

Depends on the cause: It depends on what part is giving you a problem. There is not enough room to review the foods for each defect. ...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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Which types of food should I eat to regulate my digestive system?

Which types of food should I eat to regulate my digestive system?

Do not detox: Eat a high fiber diet, avoid processed foods, excessive caffeine and alcohol and drink 80 -100 ounces of fluids per day and exercise regularly. Get a colonoscopy when indicated and you should be able to avoid getting colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have a very bad digestive system. What should I do to get it all right?

Unclear question: What symptoms do you have? Have you had unintended weight loss? Any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, blood in stool? The issue may not be suitable for this forum as it requires taking a history, physical examination, lab tests and may be imaging studies. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I laid down and I don't know what I did but in my digestive system area I started experiencing sharp pains and they won't go away and I can't lay down?

I laid down and I don't know what I did but in my digestive system area I started experiencing sharp pains and they won't go away and I can't lay down?

Belly pain: There are many causes of belly pain. Ongoing and increasing pain need to be evaluated. I recommend going to your physician or an urgent care clinic to have this checked out. You could have appendicitis or some other worrisome problem. ...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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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

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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

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Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

No: There are no health benefits from "detoxing". There are no substances that "build up" in your colon. This is a fad generated to sell products, books, and services. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight, but I'm afraid that I might permanently damage my digestive system. Any thoughts?

I'm trying to lose weight, but I'm afraid that I might permanently damage my digestive system. Any thoughts?

Weight loss is good: There is not any significant risk to your digestive system from weight loss. Starvation or rapid weight loss can cause fatty liver. Many weight loss supplements, in addition to being ineffective, have compounds in them which can occasionally cause liver damage. Low carb diets can cause constipation and other health problems. ...Read more

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I am not having a good digestive system. Cause whenever I eats my meal I have to go for toilet after an hour or after 10 minutes. How to improve it.

I am not having a good digestive system. Cause whenever I eats my meal I have to go for toilet after an hour or after 10 minutes. How to improve it.

Perfect system!: This is your body performing exactly the way it is suppose to. The gastrocolic reflex intends to remove food waste when new nutrition packed food is introduced. Way to go don't do anything except the natural thing. Your body knows best. ...Read more

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In my mid-30s and have noticed the older I get, the less my digestive system is able to tolerate certain foods that I used to eat easily. Why is that?

Gut Sensitivity: This has nothing to do with getting older per se but has to do with the damage in your gut that has occured from consuming processed foods which our stomach and bodies can't digest too well. The closer to nature the food the better for your overall health, especially gut health. Start a good quality probiotic and see the intolerance start dissappearing. ...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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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 happens if the digestive system fails?

What happens if the digestive system fails?

U can die, maybe.: Seriously speaking, failure of GI tract is uncommon unlike that of the kidney, heart, lungs and brain. Most GI conditions are related to infection, inflammation, bleeding and ulcers and u usually recover from these and won't cause GI crash or failure. Best wishes! Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/http://m.Healthline. Com/symptom/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more