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What are the possible effect of junk food in the excretory system?

What are the possible effect of junk food in the excretory system?

As you know,: the excretory system removes excess, unnecessary materials from body fluids. These materials are removed in urine, feces, exhaled, sweat, etc. Junk food: non-nutritional food often high in sugar/fat and low in fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals. These are not a challenge to the excretory system but to metabolism often leading to obesity, diabetes, arterial plaque. AVOID THEM!! ...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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In the digestive system what is the job of the teeth, small intestines, colon?

In the digestive system what is the job of the teeth, small intestines, colon?

Working together: The teeth masticate or chew the food so that the stomach can process it. Once in the stomach, the enzymes help further digest the food until it enters the intestines as chyme. Nutrients are absorbed from the small intestine until the remaining material passes down the digestive tract to the colon to be excreted. Very simple answer but more can be found online if you need a more details. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is the pancreas part of the digestive system?

Is the pancreas part of the digestive system?

Yes: Pancreas is a solid organ that sits behind the stomach. It is an endocrine organ-makes hormones such as insulin-released into the blood stream. It is an exocrine organ-making digestive enzymes released into the upper small intestine via a duct. ...Read more

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What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

Anatomy questions: Great wikipedia question. Please go there and if no good answer lets do 2nd opinion and I can help. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

Liver: It is the largest chemical factory in the body so that besides making bile which is required to process your fats in your food, the liver changes the basic digested food compotents into proteins, complex fats and other essential products to help our body and helps detoxify other substances that may be harmful. ...Read more

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Can some of the organs in the digestive system be transplanted?

Can some of the organs in the digestive system be transplanted?

Intestinal transplan: Yes, intestinal transplant is performed at select centers. ...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's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

Importance : Very important. Cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) produce amylase, trypsin and lipase to break your foods down better. Optimal signaling occurs when there is a low ph in the duodenal bulb. (i.e. Proper stomach acid production). 80-85% of your food is "digested by your pancreatic enzymes. (guyton). ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

Prolonged antibiotic: antibiotics can kill off normal bacteria in the GI tract and allow overgrowth of bad bacteria. This causes diarrhea and use of a probiotic can help restore flora of normal bacteria. The most severe consequence of all of this is overgrowth of C. Difficele, which produces a toxin and can make you sick (called pseudomembranous colitis). ...Read more

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What is the job of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the job of bacteria in our digestive system?

GREAT question !!!: Gut flora (bacteria) has diverse functions, ;gaining energy from fermentation of undigested carbohydrates, absorption of fatty acids, synthesizing vitamins (b, k, biotin), immune system functions, preventing growth of bad bacteria, and producing hormones.There are 10x more gut bacteria than cells in the human body! they have 100x as many genes as the human genome, so some call them "forgotten organ". ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...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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What is the essence of water in the body system?

What is the essence of water in the body system?

?: Not sure what your question means. Essence of water? Please re-write the entire question. ...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