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The Part Of The Food That Is Not Digested
What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?
Small Tummies: The condition u are referring to is called Pyloric Stenosis. In pyloric stenosis, the pylorus muscles thicken, blocking food from entering the baby's small intestine. Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. Babies with this condition may seem to always be hungry. Pyloric stenosis can be fixed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphragm: It's hard to understand correctly what area you are referring to without actually seeing it, but as far as i could understand, you are referring to the lower part of the chest wall and that's where the diaphragm is lying. Diaphragm is a muscle that separates the chest cavity from the of the abdomen (stomach). ...Read more
It may be: nutritional information.Get a more detailed answer ›
Variceal bleed: If you are talking about dark brown, coffee-ground like material in the mouth, it's probably coming from bleeding in the esophagus or the stomach due to varices, which is enlarged veins. End-stage liver disease as in cirrhosis is often associated with esophageal or gastric varices. ...Read more
Mouth microbes: The gingival crypts -- areas that hold the teeth can be teeming with microorganisms. You'll recognize this ecological niche every time you floss- that's what we call a biofilm - a complex community of germs living together. It's a great environment to live in -- free food, heat, 'water', lots of space...That's why morning breath stinks -nothing 'thrown' at the bacteria all night so they propagate ...Read more
Is the eating of the rice make a belly fat? Or the bread? Which one of them has the most benefit?
There is white matter which appears to be growth within the tissue in the back of my throat. Is that normal?
Get evaluated: White matter in the pharynx is not "normal". A common cause is tonsil stone, however. This is debris that gathers in the tonsil tissue. That is entirely benign and will be expelled eventually. But this needs to be evaluated by your provider to ensure it is not more grave. ...Read more
No necessary purpose: The xiphoid process (greek for swordlike) is the lowest tip of the sternum, covering the solar plexus. Besides existing as an excellent scrabble word and an anatomical reference for certain procedures, it is not something anyone would miss. It may be vestigial in the same way as our coccyx (another excellent use of your high value 'x' in scrabble). ...Read more
Remember: The stomach is a hollow but muscular organ. It may not contain "skeletal" muscle like in your arms and legs, but does contain "smooth" muscle, which isn't really under your conscious control but rather your body's natural machinery, that creates contractions that allow for appropriate mixing of food and digestive enzymes/acid. ...Read more
The small intestines: An upper endoscopy can reach to the second portion of the duodenum, or the small intestine, and a colonoscopy at best can reach up into the end of the small intestine, or the terminal ileum. The rest of the small intestine between those two is unseen. There are special scopes which can see some of that unseen area, and a capsule endoscopy can give a view there also. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is replaced by fluid.Get a more detailed answer ›
A couple of ideas: Yogurt contains lactobacilli which, by many, are considered probiotics...substances which confer a beneficial effect in a person's body. These favorable bacteria can reduce inflammation and promote recovery from viral infection, travel and antibiotic use. Additionally, yogurt (and other dairy products such as milk and cheese) can buffer stomach acid, raising pH, and improving probiotic survival. ...Read more
What is the meaning of the term "adjuvant" in the context of vaccines? Is it just anything added...or must it help stimulate immunity???
Adjuvants help: the vaccine work better. In the US, the most common ones used in human vaccines are aluminum compounds. ...Read more
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