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What Is The Difference Between Bile Salts Digestive Enzymes
Different organs: Pancreas is an organ behind the stomach & has 2 main functions - releases enzymes into the small intestine for digestion & releases Insulin into the blood stream for blood sugar management. Gallbladder is under the liver, connected to the bile duct & squeezes extra bile into the small intestine for digestion. Can easily live without a gallbladder, not so with the very important pancreas. ...Read more
Different organs: Different conditions. Kidney stones of calcium & can be treated with shockwave treatment or could pass on their own. Gallstones from bilurubin or cholesterol & needs gallbladder surgery if causing upper abdominal pains. Both can be observed if causing no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between digestion of milk and artificially taken calcium supplement in body?
Clays: Attapulgite is the familiar keopectate which is helpful for diarrhea. Something marketed as "zeolite" (for example, for cancer) is more likely to be a health fraud -- a few years back, there was a multi-level marketing scheme in "social conservative" circles in which a drop of the stuff in a water-softener was sold for $100/ounce as a phony cancer remedy. ...Read more
Nothing really: The stomach is designed to make acid and in general, that is usually what is in it. Occasionally, some contents of the small intestine can get into the stomach and mix with the acid but that is uncommon. ...Read more
Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder.And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?
Yes : Bile from gall bladder is more concentrated as much as 30 times, ( less water content ) will have mucous secreted by gall bladder, other than that functionally same, the chemical components are same , as much as 1500 cc or more bile enters the gut , most of bile enters the gut with out going through gb , also body handles with out compromising the normal physiology. ...Read more
Nutrient delivery: The mesentery is the anatomic term for the tissues that connect the intestine to the body thru which the blood vessels and lymphatics run. Nutrients are absorbed by the intestine and travel thru the mesentery to reach the rest of the body. Like any organ, oxygen is needed to sustain life--this travels to the intestine thru the same vessels. ...Read more
What is lipase and how is it released? Is it different frm the digestive juices that pancreas produce?
Lipase ...: is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats (lipids). Lipases are a subclass of the esterases. Lipases perform essential roles in the digestion, transport & processing of dietary lipids (e.g. triglycerides, fats, oils). More broadly, "pancreatic juice" contains many enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases & amylase. ...Read more
A cause of diarrhea: Osmosis is the movement of water across a membrane and naturally occurrs to acheive homeostasis. When you consume a concentrated substance which cannot be absorbed, this substance pulls water out of your intestinal mucosa and bloodstream and into the lumen of your bowels causing it to be watery (ex: sorbitol, lactulose, polyethylene glycol (miralax), sodium phosphate (fleets) and others). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Cirrhosis is scarring in the liver from chronic scarring over years of life. Liver disease associated with chronic inflammation and infection (primary scerosing cholangitis) can cause both abscess formation and scarring. Liver abscesses are pockets of infection within the liver substance and can certainly form without underlying liver disease or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potential Cause IBS: Fructose malabsorption arises from bacterial overgrowth in small bowel large intestine has huge number of bacteria, small bowel normally has far less small intestinal bacterial overgrowth occurs when the small bowel has large jump in bacteria number ; shift in type. When the overgrowth is severe, bacteria interfere w/ digestion of food. Fructose becomes poorly absorbed, causes gas ; bloating. ...Read more
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