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What Organs Does Food Not Pass Through
From top to bottom: Fodd is chewed (hopefully) in the mouth, and swallowed by coordinated muscular contractions in the mouth and throat, entering the esophagus, where the same muscular contractions push it down to the stomach. Churning action and enzymes, acid break the food chunks into smaller particles that are pushed, again by muscles of the GI tract, through the small intestine, eventually to reach the colon. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?
Pills: Some types of medications, especially some narcotics, are a formation that allows for slowr release over a longer time period. Some of the pills will leave the body looking like a full tablet, but the medication has already released itself from small cavities within the structure of the tablet. Never try to crush or break up these types of tablets. ...Read more
If you eat something, does the material have to pass through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream?
You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more
In a normal person: without any prior surgeries or GI diseases, about 60 90 minutes from the mouth thru the small intestine to reach the colon and then another 24-36 hours thru the colon or large intestine to the anus. Of course food that cause diarrhea or constipation can change this in either direction ...Read more
I know from previous response that fine diesel exhaust particulate matter can get "stuck" in the lungs. But what happens to it if it is not cleared? Does it stay there forever? Does it dissolve into the bloodstream and cause cardiovascular probs?
Do slow releasing medicines like Nexium stay in stomach undigested untill fully absorbed by body and do not pass down along with food or what?
If an orally admin-: interred drug harms the stomach lining or decomposes in the acidic environment of the stomach, an enteric coating can be applied to the drug to prevent it from dissolving until it reaches the small intestine. Other techniques are used that allow the active ingredient of a drug like Nexium to be released slowly or in small amounts over time, usually 12+ hours, mostly in the small intestine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if bowel prep does not eliminate enough stool content and u feel constipated. How can this affect colonoscopy procedure ?
You will be...: ...invited back for a re-look after a better prep. To avoid this, take only clear liquids the entire day before your test, and follow all instructions provided by your provider regarding the timing and completion of your prep solution (yes, drink the WHOLE thing please). ...Read more
Protective lining: The stomach lining contains cells known as Foveolar cells, which produce mucous which lines the inside of the stomach and protects it against the enzymes/acid - which digest food - that can otherwise damage the stomach. ...Read more
How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs
Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more
Why do parasites appear in your body? Where do they come from? For example, how do intestinal worms go inside the intestines without consuming them?
Get in...: One way or another. Eat the eggs or worm covers most. Hookworm gets in through the skin. ...Read more
If you don't pass out during hypovolemic shock, does that mean the brain does not sustain damage?
Shock: This is a complex question, shock has a specific definition, and injury to organs is based on degree of hypo-perfusion, duration, and response to the shock. Age of the patient, medical history, other disease all affect the sequelae of shock. If the patients is awake and doing well, suggest that the brain is being perfused and should have sustained long term damage. Best of luck ...Read more
Yes: Not taking enough food, especially if you are not taking in enough water can make you pass out. ...Read more
Things that are of a foreign nature into the blood system or other bodily fluids; does everything no matter what it is get recorded into the DNA/RNA?
Not necessarily.: In fairness this question is a bit vague but I think you want to know if the body will remember being exposed to a foreign substance, like donor blood or a virus. Donor blood should not be a concern as it is matched to your body biochemically. Viral DNA can be integrated into the host genome, but not always. The body remembers exposure in the form of antibody proteins which are made by your DNA. ...Read more
Watermelon seeds go through my GI system without apparent change. I see them at the end...
Does it mean something is not working?
I also have ulcers
Neither: Having an intact seed or seeds pass through from mouth to anus neither means good or bad, right or wrong. Many types of seeds are designed to pass through and get pooped out. That's how nature spreads seeds from one plant farther away from itself, because plants can't walk around. Plants depend on animals to eat the fruit and drop seeds or poop seeds somewhere else, maybe spreading a new seedling. ...Read more
I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?
Yes it can..: Blood composes of red + white cells, platelets, and proteins/minerals. The cells are basically proteins/lipids + some fluid/minerals, and the red cells contain heme/iron giving it the red appearance. Red/raw meats contain blood and your gut can digest it fine. Carnivores consume meats/blood and digest it fine as well. I not sure if this is the answer you are looking for. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone that works at a fast food place has hepatitis and thier bodily fluids (saliva) come into contact with your food can you contract anything?
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