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H. Pylori and its Interactions with Humans in “An Endangered Species in the Stomach” by Martin J. Blaser - In the article, “An Endangered Species in the Stomach” by Martin J. Blaser, he talks about a 60,000 year old bacterium living in the human stomach, named “Helicobacter pylori”. H. pylori was first isolated for investigation in 1982 by Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren. Later researchers discovered that H. pylori was responsible for developing peptic ulcers, breaks in the lining of the stomach, or could also cause stomach cancer. For the past 100 years, there has been decrease in H. pylori bacteria in humans due to the widespread use of antibiotics and improved hygiene....   [tags: Endangered Species in the Stomach, Martin J. Blase] 654 words
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Capsaicin and the Stomach - Almost everyone is told that consuming capsaicin causes stomach problems, but the opposite is true. What is capsaicin. Capsaicin is found in chili peppers which originated in Latin America; due to it pungent flavor was traded by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during the sixteenth century to Europe and Asia and is now one of the essential spices in the world. Chili peppers have been used for centuries in the seasoning of food, but recently, scientists have started using it for medical purposes....   [tags: Health]
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Stomach and Bladder Cancer - When a person hears the word, cancer, a sickening feeling comes over them. Cancer is the second cause of death in the United States. I’m sure everyone has known someone who has had cancer before, or may have even experienced it themselves. This illness has taken many lives but there has been an abundance amount of people that have survived and currently living cancer free lives. As of 2010, there has been approximately 13,028,000 cases of cancer of all types. This number includes the 6,079,000 cases of males and 6,949,000 cases found in females ....   [tags: biological therapy, cell carcinomas]
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Stomach Cancer Epidemiology - Epidemiologic transition is the shift of diseases from infectious diseases to chronic diseases. Factors that led to these transitions included the introduction of vaccines, increased sanitation, and overall improvement of living standards. All these were advocated through Public Health interventions. As a result of the transitions, life expectancy improved not only nationally but also worldwide. People are no longer dying from infectious diseases. Consequently, they live longer and end up suffering from or dying of a chronic disease....   [tags: infectious and chronic diseases, H. Pylori]
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Proton Pump Inhibitors To Protect the Stomach - Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are the drugs that reduce the secretion of gastric (stomach) acid. These drugs were introduced in the United States in the late 1980s. They have emerged as the standard of treatment for most acid-related disorders which causes dyspepsia. These disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, which is marked by excessive amounts of gastric acid. “Proton pump inhibitors are also successfully used for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection and upper gastrointestinal bleeding” (Der, 2003, p....   [tags: gastric acid, dyspepsia, lansoprazole]
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Neutralisation of Stomach Acid Investigation - Neutralisation of Stomach Acid Investigation Aim: To find which tablets are best for neutralising excess stomach acid. Introduction: Prediction: I predict that the indigestion tablet with the most carbonates will need the most acids for it to go neutral. The tablets with the least carbonates will need the least amount of acid for it to go neutral. So the best cure for neutralising a build up of stomach I would think would be the tablets with the least amount of carbonates because if you had a liittle amount of stomach acid and you took a tablet with lots of carbonates instead of making it neutral it would make yr stomach alkaline as with the least amount...   [tags: Papers] 1214 words
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Stomach Stapling: Surgical Treatment For Obesity - Stomach Stapling: Surgical Treatment For Obesity In today's society there is an increasing number of obese people despite the growing concerns about leading a healthy lifestyle. There are numerous programs, diets, medications, etc. that have been developed to aid weight loss efforts and weight maintenance. One field that is being rapidly explored is methods of surgical treatment for obesity. This paper will explore these surgical methods. In doing so it is important to also discuss the definition and measurement of obesity, programs that have been established and claim to aid weight loss efforts, candidates for this type of treatment, medical research that has been conducted and the risks...   [tags: Research Medical Obesity Papers]
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Critique of Olaf Breuning's Art Exhibition "Small Brain Big Stomach" - Olaf Breuning is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. His exhibition “Small Brain Big Stomach” consist of wall drawings and wood sculptures. The wall drawings are done in broad, black lines painted directly on the walls. The wooden sculptures are painted black and appear as three dimensional drawings. The imagery of these works is cartoonish, childlike, simple and one dimensional. As one walks into the gallery, it feels like one enters a funhouse filled with black and white wall drawings and sculptures....   [tags: art] 617 words
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The Helicobacter Pylori's Way of Life - Helicobacter pylori is a pathogen that thrives in an individual’s stomach. It is spiral in shape and is classified as a unipolar, microaerophilic, gram-negative bacterium. This bacterium was discovered to be the cause of more than eighty percent of all peptic ulcers2. H. Pylori have four to six flagella that help with its motility1. Its flagella also enable it to move into and take up residence in the thick mucus layer of the stomach3. This part of the stomach protects the bacterium from highly acidic contents....   [tags: ulcers, stomach bacterium, amnonia]
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The Chemistry of the Human Digestive System - Over the course of time there have been many pondering questions and theories about everyday life. Using Chemistry, the study of matter, those questions have been able to be answered. From the mixture of gases in the air we breathe to the organic substance of plastic, chemistry can be seen everywhere. However, most people misunderstand the power of chemistry in our own bodies. How is it that a simple loaf of bread, once consumed, can turn into fuel for the human body. Using the digestive system and its many organs through the process of digestion and metabolism is how our bodies receive the energy it needs to continue....   [tags: Biology, Esophagus, Stomach] 1350 words
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A Comparsion of Weight Loss Surgeries - ... She consulted her physician about different diets thinking that surgery is not a right solution ("Positive Lifestyle Choices Augment Weight-Loss Surgery"). Although after some thought she made up her mind to undergo a weight loss surgery. The researches she made combined with knowledge of her physician led her to this decision. According to Patricia’s opinion, weight loss surgery is not about the changing in digestive system, it is more about changing the lifestyle in order to succeed. To win the struggle against obesity, one should pay attention to eating habits and daily activities....   [tags: gastric, bypass, stomach, gastrectomy]
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Over Perscription of Proton Pump Inhibitoras - Research is showing that the number of prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are being over prescribed and growing during hospital stays. There are studies published that show opportunities for substantial cost savings in relation to PPI presription if there were some clinical guidelines used across the board nationwide. In addition to the hospital costs, discharged patients that continue this course of therapy may end up spending upwards of $100 monthly. In turn, the patients are spending multitudes of money on medications that may be more expensive than the alternative that is not being provided to the patient....   [tags: cost, stomach acid, hospital]
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Taking a Look at Bacterial Gastroenteritis - ... In children under the age of 5, this infection can lead to a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome (Gould, 2010). This condition can cause premature destruction of red blood cells and kidney failure (Gould, 2010). Furthermore, hemolytic uremic syndrome is the principal cause of kidney failure in children in the United States, and most cases are caused by the strain 0157:H7 E.coli. 3. Enterohemorrhagic E.coli or EHEC, particularly 0157:H7, is a strain of E.coli that is associated with hemorrhagic colitis (Doyle J....   [tags: food poisoning, stomach flu] 907 words
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The Causes and Effects of Typhoid Fever - In the late 19th century, health officials began to notice an increase of patients with acute stomach conditions, many with abnormal symptoms that are not common with typical digestive problems; populous metropolitan areas, including Chicago experienced high mortality rates, some as high as 174 per 100,000 people. Health officials later determined the cause to be Typhoid fever, a disease that dates back to early Victorian times. Although preventive measures can be taken, over 21.5 million people annually become infected with Typhoid fever....   [tags: stomach, water source, disease] 660 words
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Acidity The Natural Way - ... Cumin Seeds (Jeera) Production of saliva is increased by jeera that aids in better digestion, accelerate metabolism and decrease gas and other gastric disorders. • To relieve acidity, jeera can be either chewed or can be boiled in water and consumed after the water cools down. • Sherbet made from jeera and kokum provides relief. Clove (Loong) Helps enhance the movement of food down the stomach and also accelerates the production of saliva, aiding in digestion. • Juice released when a clove is bit, decreases the symptoms of acidity....   [tags: stomach, digestion, natural remedies] 1072 words
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Understanding the Digestive System - The human digestion system is very complex. It starts with the mouth, salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, then ends/exits with the anus. Each step is essential to the whole system. For example, the mouth chews food and mixes it with saliva produced by the salivary glands, and then the pharynx swallows chewed food mixed with saliva, this is followed by the food traveling through the esophagus to the stomach where the food gets a bath and mixes with acids and enzymes....   [tags: food, nutrition, stomach] 600 words
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The King of Toning Belt Industry: Flex Toning Belt - ... It requires a single nonstandard battery to operate and weighs just 1.3pound. The belt is available for $166.04 at Amazon with Free Shipping. The box includes : • The Flex Belt. • A belt extension for those with a waist above 44 inches. • 3 medical grade gel pads, 1 for the abs and 2 side pads for the oblique. • A rechargeable power unit. • The instruction manual. Flex belt features a mounting strap and a control system with a on/off power button, program selector and a LCD display .It works on EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) and is the first product of its kind cleared by the FDA as a class II medical device for direct to consumer sales....   [tags: stomach belt, strap and control system] 527 words
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Salt in Moderation is Good for the Body - ... Some natural foods contain salt like vegetables and dairy products. Using table salt for cooking and flavoring foods can have as mc as 1,000 mg of salt in one tablespoon of soy sauce and other condiments, which are added after cooking. Using sea salt together with different herbs and spices help lower amount of salt consumed every day and, by using herbs and spices to substitute salt completely, one can develop better flavor. Natural herbs have many health benefits. Take tamarack, for example, it naturally, lower body inflammation, and raises metabolism, and it adds great flavor to a meal....   [tags: retaining fluids, herbs, stomach acids] 595 words
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Why Students Are Addicted To Starbucks? - Beginning the day with a cup of coffee has become a ritual for many college students. As a college freshmen, I found out that many students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were addicted to Starbucks. Most of them consumed two to three cups of coffee per day and spend an average of $16 - $25 dollars per week in Starbucks. This was at stake because students can be drown into debt because of their overspending in Starbucks. Also, drinking too much coffee can lead to stomach problems and other debilitating illnesses that cloud the mind and make the body sluggish....   [tags: coffee, stomach problems, college students]
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Cause of Napoleon Bonaparte's Death - A. Plan of Investigation Napoleon’s death has been attributed to many causes: stomach cancer, arsenic poisoning, improper medical treatment, hepatitis, and St. Helena’s climate. The purpose is to ascertain the likeliest cause, and if foul play was involved. With each possible cause, there are different implications, i.e., cancer frees everyone from blame, hepatitis incriminates the British, improper medical treatment the doctors, and poisoning implicates the suspected poisoner. The focus is on four causes - cancer, poisoning, improper treatment, and hepatitis - common explanations for Napoleon’s failing health, and evidence that supports or refutes each case....   [tags: medical treatment, hepatitis, stomach cancer]
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Spanx Can Help to Correct Every Woman's Body - ... The original concept was to create a firmer look. Spanx has transformed from a line of undergarments that created a firmer look to several products that can help you instantly look two sizes smaller. But what are the pros and cons of shapewear. The pros are that it works, you will certainly look two sizes smaller but having to pull, hop, jump and suck yourself into it can make you feel anything but attractive. You wont have the muffin top, the extra skin at the bra line or the awkward tummy fat at the bottom of your shirt but spanx can also serve as a reminder that you wish you looked differently....   [tags: stomach, shapewear, fashion] 796 words
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More than Just a Pretty Face, and with the Heart and Stomach of a King - In a tense political climate, it is difficult for a woman to be elected into a position of power. When she is, it is even more problematic to be seen as efficacious. In order to become a thriving ruler, it is advisable to look to females in the past that have been successful. This is why Elizabeth I should be studied by female leaders as an example of an outstanding queen during a male-dominate society. In order to understand the way she ruled England, we must first understand her as a woman. We must look at her life before she became the Queen of England....   [tags: Royal History]
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Gastric Cancer and Gender, Age and Race - ... ("Stomach Cancer," 2014) In addition to detection and treatment difficulties, finances can pose a major dilemma to the improvement of the sick patient as well. As Alanna Kennedy, a writer for the American Association for Cancer Research, stated concerning the cost of cancer care, "A diagnosis of cancer is never easy, but it can be even more stressful when you’re struggling to pay for costly treatments and medications. For some patients, the financial burden is apparent at diagnosis, while for others, it builds up over the course of years of treatment" (2011)....   [tags: deadly diseases]
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Diversity in Animal Digestive Systems - Objectives The purpose of this report is to make a description of the digestive tracts of pigs and sheep and also to explain briefly the process of digestion on ruminant and non-ruminant organisms. Furthermore there will be an analysis of the results that have been observed on the dissection practical. The report will be finalizing with a comparison between the digestive tract of pig and sheep. Introduction Digestion is the process that the food brake down into smaller components in order to be absorbed easier from an organism....   [tags: monogastic organisms, food, nutrients] 604 words
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Esomeprazole Magnesium Trihydrate (Nexium): Proton Pump Inhibitor - ... These types of diseases caused by acid secretion can be treated through therapeutic strategies. For example, antacids play a major role in the treatment of acid reflux as they have the ability to neutralize acid by making the pH of the stomach relatively higher.3 Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are drugs whose main function is to reduce the amount of gastric acid produced in the stomach. Nexium is an example of a proton pump inhibitor drug that can help reduce the amount of acid in the stomach....   [tags: acid reflux treatment] 2027 words
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that happens when stomach acid, or even bile back flows (refluxes) into the food pipe, which is called the esophagus. The flow back of acid irritates the lining of the esophagus and results in signs and symptoms of GERD (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Signs and Symptoms of GERD includes: Signs and symptoms of GERD includes but not limited to, heartburn- A burning sensation in your chest which often sometimes radiate to the throat, hoarseness or sore throat, Acid reflux -regurgitation of food or sour liquid, and a lump in the throat sensation (Mayo Clinic, 2014)....   [tags: digestive disease, signs, symptoms] 999 words
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Food Travels Through the Body - The esophagus is an eight-inch tube which connects the pharynx to the stomach. This organ is very muscular. After swallowing, chewed masses of food are carried across the length of the esophagus. A muscular ring called the “lower esophageal sphincter” or “cardiac sphincter” is located at the inferior end of the esophagus. Automatically, this sphincter shuts the end of the esophagus to keep stomach contents from traveling backward. Once food travels through the esophagus, it is ready to be transferred to the stomach....   [tags: digestion, ucler, reflux] 1706 words
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Real Life Uses for Metabolic and Digestive Enzymes - Enzymes are protein based molecules that help to speed up reactions in other molecules. They cause reactions without being used up or changing after the reaction is completed. Enzymes are the body’s workers and they are produced by all living things. Enzymes are made of chains of amino acids. The amino acids are linked in specific ways to complete whichever job they were made to do. Each enzyme was built for a different job and will only work with a specific substance. The efficiency of enzymes is dependant on the temperatures that enzymes are exposed to....   [tags: metabolic enzymes, digestive enzymes, biology,] 679 words
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The fantastic voyage of the digestive system - Once again we have been miniaturized in the submarine to continue the fantastic voyage of the digestive system. We will be touring a 55-year-old male. The host will be having a hamburger, French fries, and a root beer. We will be tracing lunch through the digestion process. Digestion is the process of turning the food that is ate into energy needed to survive and involves creating waste to be eliminated. (Mohan, 2010). The digestive tract is a long twisting tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus, called the alimentary canal....   [tags: Anatomy]
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Nightmare- a 10 year old Quarter Horse Gelding - Case study #1: Nightmare a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding HISTORY AND PRESENTATION: Nightmare presented for evaluation of his poor appetite and poor manure production. He has been uninterested in food for three days or more prior to his arrival. He has been treated in the field 2 days or more prior. He was referred for suspected gastric ulcers or mild colic. There was no improvement in appetite despite Banamine, nasogastric intubation with mineral oil and water, and anti-ulcer medication. He had not defecated for 24 hours....   [tags: Poor Appetite, Poor Manure Production]
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The Human Digestive System - ... The advantage to this reduction in food size, all along the digestive tract, is to maximise surface area and make it easier and faster for our bodies to absorb the nutrients. Mucus also in saliva keep the mouth and upper digestive tract lubricated. As we swallow food, it passes through the mouth and starts its journey down the pharynx and is worked down the oesophagus into the stomach. A small flap of skin called the epiglottis prevents the food from entering our respiratory system by covering the entrance to the larynx, so the food has to travel down the oesophagus....   [tags: food, nutrients, pharynx, oesophagus] 776 words
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Functions of Digestive System - ... The esophagus is a flat, flexible tube of smooth muscle that connects the mouth to the stomach. In the esophagus there is a flap called the epiglottis covering the pharynx and helps avoid food from entering it; it also prevents choking. The esophagus has a layer of mucus on the inside that helps the food go down to the stomach. Contractions pushing the food to the stomach are called peristalsis. Peristalsis occurs even when someone is upside-down. So, that is why it is possible to eat while upside down....   [tags: nutrients, waste, human body, anatomy] 600 words
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The Journey of Food Through the Body - ... This is to prevent the food from going back into your esophagus. Step 3: The Stomach Stomach is used to hold food and at the same time, mixes and grinds the food you’ve eaten. The walls of the stomach are muscular and contracts to further break down the food. The stomach uses hydrochloric acid (HCL) and enzymes to break up the food into a consistency of a paste. The paste is called chyme, a substance where your body starts to extract the nutrients it needs. From there the chyme goes into the small intestine....   [tags: Digestion, Energy, Nutrients]
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Anatomy: The Gastrointestinal Tract - ... Doe to enjoy this disgustingly juicy burger. Taste buds are located near the back of the tongue but if you would like me to get technical with words, they are located at the posterior lateral area of the tongue. I can make a bet that some of you never knew that our tongue helps in the chewing, swallowing and ingestion of food while also helping clean our teeth. I know. Very weird right. Momentarily, we will begin accelerating downwards to the alimentary canal colliding in to various juices which actually contain enzymes....   [tags: alimentary canal, unhealthy food] 707 words
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Journey Through the Digestive System - ... Then after the horror of being mechanically digested by the teeth. By squirting through the salivary glands saliva drowns Banana with enzymes such as ptyalin breaking down his nutrients into easier absorbable nutrients by chemical digestion for the child. Next in the line of torture it has moved past the inclosed windpipe by the epiglottis to the esophagus a long tube of darkness lined with slippery mucus. The esophagus has been using the motion of peristalsis a wave of muscle contractions that are so strong it can be done in any position to transfer food to the sphincter that leads into the stomach.The Pancreas disperses these enzymes such as amylase....   [tags: banana, died, mouth, system] 846 words
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Pepsin and its Funciont as a Gastric Gland Cell - A gastric gland is a tubular structure in the vertebrate stomach that secretes gastric juices. The gastric glands have three types of cells that secrete different components of the gastric juice. One of them is being a chief cell, which is a rust color and is an inactive form of the digestive enzyme Pepsin. Pepsin begins the digestion of proteins in food. Pepsin is a Peptidases, which is an enzyme that breaks peptide bonds of proteins. Pepsin is found in the mucosal lining of the stomach that breaks down the protein in the food we eat....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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Surgical Treatment of Obesity - A rising health epidemic that America is currently facing today is obesity. This is becoming very wide spread among all races and class levels due in part to the abundance of inexpensive food available, most notably, fast food restraints . There are literally thousands of diet books available but due to the extreme will power many of these programs demand, more and more people are turning to weight loss surgery as a final solution. The most popular procedures being Gastric Bypass, and Lap Band surgery....   [tags: Health] 629 words
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Digestive System Disorder - ... Hiatal hernias occur when the upper part of the stomach moves up into the chest through an opening found in the diaphragm. This causes GERD due to the stomach acid flowing back up through the opening. People who are also prone to developing GERD include those who are pregnant as well as those who have diabetes or are over the age of 40. Pregnant women have a higher risk because the hormone progesterone, which relaxes your lower esophageal sphincter, allowing bolus and acid back up into your esophagus....   [tags: anatomy and physiology]
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Diverticular Disease and Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease - ... Most individuals get well by arranging a better diet and the results of this treatment also prevent constipation and the formation of more diverticula. The components of the healthy diet includes fruit, vegetables and grains such as raw apples, peaches, pears, and tangerines, broccoli squash carrots and brussels sprouts, potatoes, baked beans, kidney beans, and lima beans, whole-wheat bread, brown rice, bran flake cereal, and oatmeal (Longstreth). Doctors often advise individuals with diverticulitis to bypass any food that is hard to digest such as: popcorn, corn and seeds, however there is no evidence to coincide with this statement (WebMD)....   [tags: prevention and treatment, good nutrition]
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The Content of Two Antacids - The purpose of this experiment is to investigate and compare the basic content of two antacids and also compare the prices and thus decide which antacid is more cost effective. This experiment is not hugely significant to the wider scientific community however it can help an uninformed consumer purchase a more cost effective antacid and understand how antacids work. The method used in this experiment is called a back titration. This involves adding HCl to an antacid tablet until an excess of HCl is reached and then titrating that solution against a 0.1mol NaOH solution....   [tags: Antacids, science experiments, ] 2178 words
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Hiatal Hernia - A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach moves upward into the thoracic cavity. The esophagus joins the stomach just past the opening in the diaphragm. In some instances the stomach can move up through that same opening and become a hiatal hernia. “Pat” is a thirty-five year old female that has come to a hospital because she has had reflux problems recently. Like many hiatal hernias Pats' was discovered after a regular visit to the doctor. From that point, any of the following would be possible for Pat to experience after finding out she has a hiatal hernia....   [tags: Health, Medical, Disease Process] 1745 words
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Home Remedies for Acidity - Home Remedies for Acidity The excess secretion of acid in the stomach that aids digestion is called acidity or APD. It is also known as gastritis. The normal amount of acid helps in breaking down the food. The body normally has some protective mechanism that protects against the acid in the stomach as well as proximal intestine. The imbalance between the acid and protective mechanism causes what is known as acidity. The acid the stomach secretes is hydrochloric acid that helps the digestive system to function normally....   [tags: Health ] 879 words
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A Brief Look at Zebras - ... Their stomachs are more acidic because they have to break down the food a lot and need higher levels of acidity to do so. Feeding habits A zebra eats constantly throughout the day and can eat an average of 9 kg of food a day. They eat for roughly 22-24 hours a day. They eat for most of the day so that it helps maintain their digestive system as their food does not provide a lot of energy for them so they have to keep eating to get energy. Carnivores My example-Tiger Food eaten Tigers mainly eat meat and some fat....   [tags: herbivores, biological analysis] 715 words
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Food and The Digestive System - Food is defined as a substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue. The process of changing the food as the source of energy for human body is known as the digestive system. Digestive system is also important to take the food nutrient such as protein, vitamin, carbohydrate, minerals and so on. Human digestive system consists of two main digestion systems which are mechanical and chemical digestion. Human digestive system consists of seven crucial stages. The stages are mouth, pharynx and esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and lastly, rectum (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1)....   [tags: Metabolism, Large Intestines]
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The Interesting, Complex Digestive System - The human digestive system is a bodily process made up of many systems, organs and substances that break down food both physically and chemically for use by the body. But what exactly is human digestion and what happens to food as it moves through the digestive system. “…[digestion] is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body” (Tim Taylor). There are three major bodily mechanisms that contribute to the process of digestion. The first mechanism is the breakdown of food, the second mechanism is the process of extracting nutrients from food, and the third mechanism is excretion, or the body’s natural waste system....   [tags: body, enzymes, organs] 1538 words
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Is Helicobacter Pylori the Cause of Gastritis? - ... Thus, H. pylori was originally named Campylobacter-like organism, but later renamed due to its distinction from genus. Warren and his associates used the growth condition requirements of Campylobacter to help culture H. pylori. The results showed that H. pylori grew ideally near 37° C with a low level of oxygen present. The bacterium also grew at a much slower rate than other bacteria. By following Robert Koch’s four postulates, Warren and Marshall successfully identified H. pylori, described techniques to culture it, and learned how to eradicate the pathogen....   [tags: bacteria, growth, transmission] 1463 words
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Empacho: Gastrointestinal Problems or simply Indigestion - What is Empacho. Empacho, when related to gastrointestinal problems is, in a sense, a form of indigestion and one of the most common folk ailments in a Hispanic culture10. By some people it could also be more of a belief and described as a blockage of the stomach and intestines, as a ball of sticky undigested food, or foods that are hard to digest. This can result in symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, etcetera. This being said, there are several different forms of empacho. One of these forms is empacho seco, a “dry” sickness....   [tags: folk ailments in the Hispanic culture]
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The Horse’s Digestive Tract - The digestive system of the horse is a long and complex system that ensures that a horse gets enough nutrients to different parts of his body. It is also a very delicate system because of its size and complex nature. With all the different twists and turns that are involved in the process of digestion it is easy for this process to go wrong, which could cause a horse to experience extreme discomfort or even the loss of its life. The process of digestion begins with the grass. To survive a horse needs grass, and to grow grass need fertilization, which are provided by the waste products of the horse’s digestive tract....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Is Dieting Effective or Counterproductive - Dieting is the practice of restricting oneself to the small amounts of food in order to lose weight. Many people around the world are involved in this practice to lose their weight. Now a question arises, "Dieting is effective or not?" Many people have different views. Some may have find this vital while some are against this practice. According to the various studies ,one third to two thirds of dieters regain more weight than they lost on their diets, and these studies likely underestimate the extent to which dieting is counterproductive because of several methodological problems, all of which bias the studies toward showing successful weight loss maintenance....   [tags: diet, body fat, hunger, lose weight]
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