Digestive System

When Food Hurts

If you suffer from any negative reaction to food, it is very important to properly diagnose the problem. Read More

Critical Intestinal Flora Balance

When your intestinal bacteria are not in balance, you will experience irregularity either constipation or diarrhea Read More

Tongue

Tongue is an extremely mobile muscle that enables you to taste food, move it around as you chew, push it back into your pharynx (throat) when swallowing Read More

Stomach

The stomach secretes hydrochloric acid and the enzymes pepsin, rennin, and lipase which help digest the carbohydrates, proteins and fats in food Read More

Small Intestine

The small intestine is anchored to the spinal column by a vascular membrane called the mesentery Read More

Salivary Glands

The salivary glands (along with other mucous membranes in the mouth cavity) are responsible for secreting saliva, a clear, alkaline, semi-viscous liquid which helps in the digestion Read More

Rectum

The rectum is one of the last portions of the large intestine. About five inches long, it extends from the sigmoid colon to join the anal canal. Read More

Pharynx

The pharynx is the upper portion of the airway and the digestive tract. It connects with openings into four general areas: the mouth cavity (at the back of the tongue). Read More

Parotid Gland

The salivary glands (along with other mucous membranes in the mouth cavity) are responsible for secreting saliva, a clear, alkaline, semi-viscous liquid which helps in digestion Read More

Mouth

The mouth is a versatile area of the human anatomy, responsible for articulation in speech, tasting and chewing Read More

Liver

The liver is the largest of the body’s glands and is responsible for several important functions. Read More

Large Intestine

The large intestine is divided into eight sections. It looks after extracting water from the fecal matter. Read More

Gallbladder

The gallbladder itself is a blue-green organ, about three inches long, located on the underside of the liver. Read More

Esophagus

The esophagus is the long, flexible tube which leads from the pharynx in the upper throat to the stomach. Read More

Digestive System

The digestive system is responsible for processing food, breaking it down into usable proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, and other substances. Read More

Appendix

The appendix is a small, worm-like attachment at the apex of the cecum. Because of its shape, it is often called the vermiform (worm-shaped) appendix. Read More