The Digestive System: Crohn's Disease In The Digestive System

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The digestive system plays a key role in bodily function. The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract is made up of hollow and solid organs. The hollow organs are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine (including rectum and anus). The solid organs involved in digestion are the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Once something infringes upon a healthy digestive system, like Crohn’s Disease, damage may occur to multiple different organs in this system. Crohn’s Disease is known as a chronic inflammatory condition of the GI tract. Crohn’s Disease in the Digestive System The digestive system is a very intricate and thorough system. The process of digestion starts immediately once food or beverage in placed in the mouth. Immediately, saliva starts breaking down the food being consumed, and it only gets more intricate from there. The digestive system is made up of both solid and hollow organs. The hollow organs involved in the digestive system are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine (including the rectum and anus). The solid organs involved…show more content…
Even though surgical resections of the areas infected by Crohn’s Disease is a possibility, it is only a temporary fix. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine: “In one-third of patients with Crohn’s Disease, the gross pathologic changes are limited to the terminal part of the ileum. About 40% of patients have ileocolitis, involvement of the distal ileum and proximal colon. As many as one-third of young patients with Crohn’s Disease have subtle microscopic and macroscopic ulcerations of the gastric antrum and the duodenum. In these cases, the lesions are not often symptomatic (Crohn’s

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