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Twisted Stomach Humans
Birth anatomy: Your question needs slightly more info. There is a term called malrotation and deals with abnormal rotation of the blood vessels an the small intestine and colon. Another possibility is if there is a defect of the diaphragm that allow the stomach to come through and twist. Ultimately it is usually an abnormal rotation of the intestines and blood supply. Can't be prevented or foreseen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Volvulus: Gastric volvulus can occur in several ways, so its treatment depends on the axis on which it twists. But at 99 years old, your father is probably not a good candidate for surgical repair. His physician may recommend a certain diet (small, frequent meals, for instance) in order to help, depending on the kind of twist he has. ...Read more
My son has had colon removed, now has "J" pouch reconnected to anus, still in hospital, now has twisted stomach. What caused this condition?
I have a tortuous esophagus, twisted stomach, hiatus hernia. Surgery is required. What type of surgeon should I research and prognosis for recovery?
Foregut Specialist: Sounds like you have a paraesophageal hernia, typically associated with difficulty swallowing, chest pain/pressure, anemia, and sometimes GERD. This is a difficult operation most surgeons don't do. Look for one with extensive experience. Usually a general surgeon, but some thoracic surgeons do this laparoscopically, which is the best way to go. Hope this helps ...Read more
I have a pain in the middle of my abdomen and runs burning through my throat when I swallow. Could this be a twisted stomach?
Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves, either spontaneously, by endoscopic or radiologic decompression, or surgical rx. The best method depends on the location & cause of the "twist" and the stability of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid has been secreted. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Evolution/adaptation: After animals and humans arrived on the scene (on this little blue planet), they continued to evolve and adapt to their enviroments. We got smarter and our bodies became cooked-food eaters. They stayed in the wild and never "learned to cook", so only those animals who were skilled at eating food raw were able to survive and reproduce. ...Read more
Gastric volvulus: Is a condition where by the stomach twist and causes obstruction and strangulation of the stomach. One reason could be large redundant stomach with loose attachment to the surrounding structures due to congenital abnormalities. The condition is extremely rare but very serious ...Read more
Stomach reduction: The stomach is divided into zones, with each zone responsible for a particular action. For example, a region of the stomach is responsible for acid production, another region is responsible for production of Intrinsic Factor, which is responsible for Vitamin B12 absorption. So reducing the surface area of the stomach may eliminate vital regions of the stomach. ...Read more
Likely unrelated: The HPV family of viruses are surface invaders not blood invaders. They invade the skin surface that they come in contact with and persist in that local and surrounding skin. They do not enter the blood like a flu, so systemic responses like fever or chills are not part of their pattern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the free floating parts become twisted on them self, it not only stops flow as it would in your hose, it can begin to cut off the blood supply. If left untreated, the gut can die & start leaking contents & germs into the abdomen. This can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enteric Coating: Allow the tablet to transverse the stomach and dissolve the GI tract ...Read more
Are we meant to have flat stomachs? Because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? Thin=ideal?
Body weight/physique: Being overweight or obese is not healthy. It raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Ideal body weight depends on your height, & you can find charts online called BMI charts to help you find your ideal weight range. We all need some fat on our bodies to keep warm and to allow our body systems to work properly. But too much fat especially around the abdomen is unhealthy. ...Read more
What are the signs of a twisted stomach? I am having sever stomach bloating with lots of movement in my stomach. I have had diarrhea and constipation
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