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Digestive

Antacids
Antacids
When food enters the body through the mouth, it travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. Glands in the stomach secrete hydrochloric acid, also...
Appendicitis
Appendicitis
The appendix is a small, finger-shaped pouch of tissue located at the lower right side of the abdomen. Although it branches off from the first...
Biliopancreatic Diversion
Biliopancreatic Diversion
The digestive process begins in the mouth, where chewing and saliva breakdown food. Digestion continues in the stomach, where food is turned into a liquid...
Botulism
Botulism
Botulism is a rare, but serious type of food poisoning caused by an organism called Bacterium clostridium. The organism generally exists in a dormant state...
Cavities
Cavities
Whenever a person eats or drinks, food and liquid, which contain sugar and starches, are often left behind on the teeth. Bacteria, which also live...
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer
The colon, or large intestine, is a long, hollow tube at the end of the digestive tract which is located in the abdomen. It acts...
Diabetes
Diabetes
During the digestive process, much of the food that is eaten is converted into glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose circulates in the bloodstream...
Digestion
Digestion
Digestion is the process by which the gastrointestinal system retrieves important nutrients for the body and chemically changes the unused food into waste. Mastication, or...
Enzymes
Enzymes
Digestion begins in the mouth where we physically break down foods with our tongue and teeth. The food particles then travel to the stomach where...
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Food and liquid pass from the mouth to the stomach through a muscular tube called the esophagus. Sometimes, the cells of the esophagus become cancerous.
Fecal Incontinence
Fecal Incontinence
The digestive process begins in the mouth, where chewing tears food into small pieces. An enzyme in the saliva mixes with these particles and also...
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located below the liver in the upper right hand side of the abdomen. It connects to the liver and...
Gallstones
Gallstones
An estimated 16 to 20 million people in the United States have gallstones. Most of the stones are so tiny that they are literally flushed...
Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
The gastrointestinal, or GI, tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is here, in the GI tract, where digestion of...
Gastric Ulcers
Gastric Ulcers
Food enters the body through the mouth, then travels down the esophagus, and into the stomach. The stomach produces acid and an enzyme called pepsin,
GERD
GERD
The gastrointestinal, or GI, tract includes the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestine. The GI tract is part of the...
Gingivitis
Gingivitis
Healthy gums are essential in order to maintain healthy teeth. In the mouth, each tooth is surrounded by the gingiva or gums, the cementum or...
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids
Blood vessels carry blood from the heart to all organs and tissues in the body. The rectum, anus and anal opening contain many blood vessels.Sometimes...
Hepatitis
Hepatitis
The liver is an organ located in the upper right side of the abdomen and it is part of the digestive system. It performs several...
Hiatal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia
Hiatal hernias are a common condition seen most often in adults over the age of 50. Although the cause is unknown, a hiatal hernia may...
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
A hernia is the swelling or protrusion of an organ through an opening in the abdominal wall. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area...
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
The digestive process begins in the mouth, where chewing and saliva breakdown food. Digestion continues in the stomach, where food is tuned into a liquid...
Liver Cancer
Liver Cancer
The liver is the largest organ inside the body and is located just below the ribs on the right side. The liver has many...
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Cirrhosis
The liver is an organ located in the upper right side of the abdomen and it is part of the digestive system. It performs several...
Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant
The liver is part of the digestive system and is located in the upper right side of the abdomen. It has several life-sustaining functions: it...
Probiotics
Probiotics
Your gastrointestinal system, including your stomach and intestines, is filled with many tiny microorganisms.Some of these microorganisms are “good” bacteria that help your body digest...
Root Canal
Root Canal
After eating, food particles and liquids that contain sugars and starches are left behind on the teeth. Bacteria that also exists in the mouth combines...
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The digestive process begins in the mouth, where chewing and saliva breakdown food. Digestion continues in the stomach, where food is turned into a liquid...
Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy
The tonsils are two glandular masses of lymph node-like tissue that are located on either side of the throat.The function of the tonsils is to...
Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis
The tonsils are two glandular masses of lymph node-like tissue located on either side of the throat. If a person's tonsils have not been removed,
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
The digestive process begins in the mouth, where chewing and saliva breakdown food. Digestion continues in the stomach, where food is turned into a liquid...
Video Capsule Endoscopy
Video Capsule Endoscopy
The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). It is approximately 20 feet long and is the site where most digestion takes...
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and Minerals
The human body requires vitamins and minerals to survive. Vitamins are nutrients found in plants and animals that the body needs to maintain good health.There...