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Doctor insights on: What Does The Liver Do In The Digestive System

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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How does liver cancer affect the digestive system? (This is for a science project, I don't really have liver cancer)

How does liver cancer affect the digestive system? (This is for a science project, I don't really have liver cancer)

Google it: I did and this is what I copied: Weight loss not associated with changes in diet. Decrease in appetite or a feeling of fullness after a small meal. Nausea and vomiting not associated with other known conditions. General weakness and/or fatigue that is persistent, ongoing weakness or fatigue. Fever that is unrelated to other conditions. Pain occurring in the upper abdomen on the right side or near the right shoulder blade. Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) felt as a mass under the ribs on the right side. Enlarged spleen felt as a mass under the ribs on the left side. Abdominal swelling (ascites) or bloating in the abdomen can occur as a mass forms. Jaundice, which appears as yellowing of the skin and eyes. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not functioning properly. ...Read more

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What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more

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How does a doughnut get broken down in the digestive system if it has essentially no nutrients?

How does a doughnut get broken down in the digestive system if it has essentially no nutrients?

It has fat and carbs: The are brken down by Amylase, Lipase and bile. These are used as energy sources for the body. Your confusing nutrients and vitamins and minerals ...Read more

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Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Too: M, any to go into here. Try to be more specific if you are having symptoms or if you are concerned about a particular illness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer in the digestive system?

What are the symptoms of cancer in the digestive system?

Almost anything but-: Obstructions and bleeding are the two most common followed by weight loss, diarrhea, fever, pain, and much much more. If you have concerns diagnostic imaging or fiber optic evaluation may be indicated. Discuss with your personal physician. ...Read more

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