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Heartburn Heartburn is the inflammation of the esophagus. It is also known as pyrosis. The major cause of heartburn is reflux. This is when the esophagus bottom edges are not tightly shut, and acid moves form the stomach up into the esophagus. Hiatus Hernia's also cause heartburn. This also occurs when the ends of the esophagus are not shut, and the stomach lining moves up the esophagus. There are many other causes of heartburn, some of which being: obesity, drinking hot or cold b

The digestive system consists of many different organs that digest food to create energy for the human body. The first stage of digestion begins with the mouth. Food is first taken in through the mouth. The mouth contains different type of teeth, which help break up the food. We have teeth that cut ant rip food such as carnivores and teeth that are flat, which grind food like herbivores. Within the mouth, the tongue helps mix the food with saliva. Three pairs of salivary glands secret

Digestive Process It is in the mouth, that the Thanksgiving feast begins its journey through the fabulous digestive system. It is here that the lips, cheeks and tongue, carefully position the food that the teeth will chew. This chewing process breaks up the food, this being a part of mechanical digestion. While the teeth grind up the turkey and tasty stuffings, the salivary glands begin emitting enzymes, these enzymes being contained in saliva. This saliva helps to dissolve some foods, an

Digestive System The digestive system is the the group of organs that changes food to carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and used by our body. Digestion takes places begins form our mouth and ends with our anus. the function of our digestion system are to ingest food, digest into nutrients, cross our plasma mambranes, absorb nutrients and eliminate indigestible remains. our stomach is our main organ because it mixes the food and breaks down into unis tha can be taken into carbohydrate

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that cause inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often IBD is classified as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease but may be referred to as colitis, enteritis, ileitis, and proctitis. Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation of the inner lining of a couple of really bad places, while Crohn's disease is an inflammation that extends into the deeper layers of the intestinal wall. Ulce

Crohn's Disease (Regional ileitis) Intro (use part or all of this if your need it for the introduction) Crohn's disease is named after the physician who described the disease in a paper written in 1972. It is also called Morbus Crohn's, Granulomatous enteritis, Regional enteritis, or Terminal ileitis. Attacks of Crohn's disease affects patients in their teens or early twenties, and tends to recur throughout the individual's life. It is usually chronic, with recurrent periods, and also pe

Digestive System The human body uses various kinds of food for energy and growth. To be used, however, food must be changed into a form that can be carried through the bloodstream. The body's process of extracting useful nutrients from food is called digestion. The digestive system of humans and other higher animals is the group of organs that changes food--carbohydrates, fats, and proteins--into soluble products that can be used by the body. Both mechanical action and chemical action are

It’s a typical day. After school you get home and you are starving, but you just want a snack. “What should I eat?,” you ask yourself. Then, after looking through the cabinets for a few minutes, you find Cheetos and decide to eat a few. With just the presence of those Cheetos in your sight, the digestion process begins in your 9 meter long digestive tract. Crunch, Crunch, Crunch. As you munch on those first few Cheetos the digestion process begins in your mouth. Here,

The discovery of olestra seem to be the answer almost everyone has bee looking for when dealing with fats. This new substance was to be used to make many oil made products without the fat content of what was being used today. The most incredible outcome of this product, is that you cannot taste the difference. After years of testing, and getting approved by the FDA, researchers have found that it is actually harmful to people. They found that it effect the digestive system and also dilutes

The parasite Trichinella and its control of host muscle Trichinella is a very important intracellular parasite. James Pagent first discovered Trichinella in humans in 1875 during a medical study. There are five species of Trichinella. Medically the most important is Trichinella spiralis. It is found worldwide and has the ability to infect a wide range of mammalian hosts. Unlike many other species of intracellular parasites, such as Leishmania and Plasmodium, Trichinella does not kill the