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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially. The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

How does bowel cancer damage the digestive system?

Obstruction: The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water to convert the liquid digestive by-products into a solid form. This physiologic function is essentially unaffected by a cancer. However, as the cancer grows, it may obstruct the intestine, leading to pain, bloating, and (rarely) rupture. Furthermore, these tumors often bleed, leading to anemia, which can make one feel tired and weak. ...Read more

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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/.

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Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Probiotics: Unclear question...Try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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What are common digestive system diseases?

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

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Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Not often : But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

Here are some...: In the early stage of colon cancer, the patients would not feel any change in digestive system unless having chronic inflammation. In its later stage, seeing blood in stool and blocking bowel passage may occur and be expected. After its related surgery if needed, patients may have some change in GI function from colon resection or colostomy. More? Ask Doc timely... ...Read more

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How do peptic ulcers affect stomach functioning?

Ulcers: Ulcers themselves may not effect stomach function at all. It may cause pain and rarely block the stomach exit. The treatment is to remove the cause of ulcers and acid reducing medication. Acid medicine may decrease absorption of certain nutrients. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer effect any other body systems besides the digestive system?

Can colon cancer effect any other body systems besides the digestive system?

No if it is: Localized to colon. But if it spreads to liver, lung, bone, or brain, it can cause problems in these organ systems. ...Read more

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1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

Yes and maybe: If the slimming diet is healthy and balanced, no. If it is lacking in certain nutrients, or is being assisted by laxatives or diet pills, then yes. Any stress on the body (including the metabolic stress from a bad diet) can produce hives, but so can many other conditions, such as allergies, so be on the alert for food or environmental allergens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

Intriguing: We don't know how or why infection with nematodes minimizes the chance of developing autoimune diseases such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Preliminary research indicates an interacton between t-helper cells (part of immune system) and nematodes. More research is underway. ...Read more

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Can on going canker sores be a sign of weak immune system or GI tract problems?

Can on going canker sores be a sign of weak immune system or GI tract problems?

Sure, among others: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions & and your overall health, checked out. ...Read more

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Can eating very spicy food actually cause damage to stomach/ digestive system?

Possible : It is possible that extremely spicy foods consumed on regular basis can cause a damage to the stomach lining, that also can cause ulcers.. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

How can  lung cancer affect the digestive and nervous system?

Lung cancer: Lung cancer does not affect digestive system directly. Any cancer can cause loss of appetite. Lung cancer can sometimes obstruct food pipe. Rarely lung cancer can cause encephalitis or myasthenia like weakness of muscle ( eaton lambert syndrome). ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...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