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Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Sometimes: Diverticulosis/ diverticulitis may be exacerbated by popcorn, although there is much argument about whether this is really true. The butter added is much worse for you, but there is nothing intrinsically bad about popcorn, but as in everything, moderation is appropriate. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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Is peanuts good for the digestive system?

Is peanuts good for the digestive system?

Neutral: Peanuts can be a good source of calories and protein. But they have no especial qualities for improving digestion or treating any GI problems. The calories are high and need to be considered in any measure of dietary control. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal remedies for the digestive system, particularly the stomach?

What are the best herbal remedies for the digestive system, particularly the stomach?

Depends: For many problems such as toxin absorption we use activated charcoal. For digestive problems related to post antibiotic disruption of the natural bacteral flora you would use probiotics. ...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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What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation. Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...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 are the latest trivia for digestive system..Could you please help me..

What are the latest trivia for digestive system..Could you please help me..

Trivia pursuit...?: By "trivia" are you seeking the latest dietary gimmicks, new medication options for a particular digestive disease, details about the anatomy of the digestive system, or information about a specific disease process? Happy to offer you a 400-character answer once we know your question. ...Read more

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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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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more