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Your Digestive System and How It Works by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus . Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food. Two solid organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce dige ... Read on »
Diagnosis/Symptoms by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Abdominal Pain, Long-Term Ongoing or recurrent abdominal pain, also called chronic pain, may be difficult to diagnose, causing frustration for both you and your doctor. Do your symptoms fit one of the diagnoses described in this chart? Keep reading.... Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Just about everyone has had a "stomachac ... Read on »
Medical Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Below is a compiled list of medical terms relate to diseases of the pancreas, procedures, and other essential definitions. A Adenocarcinoma A cancer that develops in the lining or inner surface of an organ. More than 95 percent of prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma. Adjuvant Therapy Treatment that is giv ... Read on »
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Hiatal Hernia and Heartburn) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD. Doctors believe that some people suffer from GERD due to a condition called hi ... Read on »
Glossary G by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm G Ganglion (Plural: ganglia) Usually, a group of nerve cell bodies lying outside of the central nervous system (CNS); also used for one group of nerve cell bodies within the CNS – the basal ganglia. Gastric Related to the stomach. Gastric Juices Liquids produced in the stomach to help break down food and kill bacteria. ... Read on »
Gastroparesis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Normally, the stomach contracts to move food down into the small intestine for digestion. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food from the stomach through the digestive tract. Gast ... Read on »
Evaluating Your Esophagus by Health&Fitness GuideforDummies Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 7:22am When you're talking about tests, this section is the Big Time for your esophagus. To reach this level of testing, you must exhibit symptoms of GERD which suggest esophageal damage that requires your doctor take a closer look with one or more of the three following tests: A barium swallow, a noninvasive radiological examination of your esopha ... Read on »
Defining Digestion by Health&Fitness GuideforDummies Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 7:22am Digestion is the process of changing food into a form that the body can absorb and use as energy or as the raw materials to repair and build new tissue. It's a two-part process, half mechanical, half chemical. Mechanical digestion begins in your mouth as your teeth tear and grind food into small bits and pieces you can swallow without chokin ... Read on »
The Latest in Diagnosis and Treatment of Stomach Cancer by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 12:00am The stomach is a sac-like organ located in the upper abdomen between the esophagus and small intestine. It is part of the digestive system, functioning in the storage and digestion of food through the secretion of gastric juices. After leaving the stomach, partly-digested food passes into the small intestine and then into the large inte ... Read on »
Whistleblower Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 22: It’s ‘Alimentary’, Doctors! by MKirschMD Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 4:32am It’s been a while since I’ve attended a conventional medical Grand Rounds. These were events where a medical luminary would fly in to give a medical audience a state-of-the-art presentation on a medical subject. Ideally, the speaker was a thought leader and a researcher on the issue. These presentations were usually not a demonstration ... Read on »