Bowel Essays

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Introduction to IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, Bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation. Others have diarrhea or frequent loose stools, often with an urgent need to move the bowels and some people experience both. Sometimes the person with IBS has a crampy urge to move the bowels but cannot do so. As much as 20% of the US population suffers from irritable

  • The American Dream in Hester Street and Eat a Bowel of Tea

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    “Hester Street”, Jake, a Russian Jewish immigrant who lived in New York's Lower East Side for five years, leaving his wife behind, and taking up with a new woman and earning enough money to support his dance hall ways. On the other hand, in “Eat a bowel of tea”, Wah Gay is a traditional Chinese immigrant who owns a club in Chinatown, and sends all his money to his wife back in China, who he has not seen in 20 years because of the inequitable immigration laws that had prevented Chinamen bringing their

  • Paralytic Ileus or Bowel Obstruction

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    Definition of an Ileus Paralytic Ileus, also called bowel obstruction, intestinal volvulus (twisted intestine) and colonic ileus is a life-threatening mechanical or non-mechanical, partial or complete blockage of the small and/or large intestine and can be fatal if not treated. Ileus comes from the Latin word for colic. (“Ileus” Tish Davidson, A. (thinksp) M. and Rebecca J. Frey, PhD the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Laurie J. Fndukian. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 6 vols). If left untreated

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal syndrome characterized by chronic pain and irregular bowl movement with the absence of organ cause. IBS could be diarrhea-predominate or constipation-predominate. One of the pathophysiology that thought to cause IBS diarrhea-predominate (IBS-D) is a high level of serotonin especially after the meals. There are two type of serotonin that involve in the gastrointestinal system, type 3 (HT3) and type 4 (HT4). The purpose of this study

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Essay

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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a common disorder of the intestines that affects nearly one out of five people in the United States. According to the book, Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the Mind-Body-Brain-Gut Connection by William B. Salt II, IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder. The symptoms include constipation, diarrhea or alternating bouts of both, bloating, abdominal pain and many other problems. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Industrialization

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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic and relapsing gastrointestinal condition currently affecting a total of about 28 million people worldwide (cite). Although it is not considered a fatal condition, painful and disabling symptoms can have a profound detrimental effect on patients’ quality of life. Current understandings behind the etiology of IBD emphasize genetic predispositions to gastrointestinal immune system imbalances. However, pathophysiological understandings of IBD seem to be limited

  • Essay On Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Many people experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, but many do not see a doctor to get treatment. This common bowel disorder affects millions of people, and is one of the major causes of disability and absenteeism. Although it is not a serious threat to health, it reduces the quality of life and can lead to depression. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS is a functional disorder that causes abdominal cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea and/or

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Essay

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    The anachronism IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the two main IBDs are Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, both of which are considered to be primary autoimmune disorders. These occur when the immune system mistakenly targets and damages healthy tissue and cells. IBD symptoms and onset can occur at any time of life but most commonly present as a young adult, aged 15-30, although a later life peak between the ages of 50-70 has also been observed, at a much lower incidence. The common

  • The Psychiatric Perspective of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional GI disorder (FGID) characterized by abdominal pain in association with altered bowel habits in the absence of any identifiable structural or biochemical abnormalities. It is a very common disorder that can have a profound negative impact on a patient’s quality of life and constitutes a considerable social and economic burden on society. Extensive research over the last few decades has led to a better understanding of this complex syndrome and improvements

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Research Paper

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    Irritable bowel syndrome is a medical condition, and many people use common medications to treat the symptoms of IBS. Scientists and doctors do not have a clear answer for what causes IBS, but treatment plans focus on reducing stress, dietary changes and medications. Irritable bowel syndrome does not increase the risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but the symptoms of IBS can be uncomfortable. Stress Management Most people can control the symptoms of IBS by using stress relief techniques

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case Study

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a common disease that affects thousands of people in North America every year. It is a name for a group of similar disorders, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis. Both disorders cause parts of the digestive tract to become inflamed. There are many forms of ulcerative colitis, I have listed some below: Ulcerative Proctitis: Inflammation located in the rectum. In mild cases it causes rectal bleeding, but

  • Bruises

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    bruising as it will prevent pain and soreness and help the absorption of blood. The entire body feels bruised and aches. Arnica tincture should be use externally if the skin is unbroken. BELLIS (2*). Useful when it seems that an internal organ or bowel has been bruised. It is sometimes called the internal Arnica. It is also useful for bruises of bangs to the female breast. (a). If Bellis is not sufficient it may be followed by Conium in bruises to the breast. CONIUM (2). Indurations following bruises

  • Fiber Supplements

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    supplements (Enker). A tablespoon, a bar, or certain class of pill contributes to approximately seventy-five percent of the recommended intake, or fifteen grams (Enker). One should take fiber supplements at night, and after a meal. Through regular use, the bowel can function in a regular, methodical manner. Fiber supplements help create roughage, and roughage then aids in discarding the body's toxins and wastes in the digestive tract. Fiber mixes with the stool, takes in liquid and increases into a "gel bead"

  • Death

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    life, uniqueness, capacity, judging, reasoning, acting, enjoying, and worrying”. The clinical signs of impending or approaching death includes the following: inability to swallow; pitting edema; decreased gastrointestinal and urinary tract activity; bowel and bladder incontinence; loss of motion, sensation, and reflexes; elevated temperature but cold or clammy skin; cyanosis; lowered blood pressure; and noisy or irregular respiration. The client may or may not loss consciousness. The indicators o imminent

  • The Urinary System

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    urinay system work ?? Your body takes nutrients from food and uses them to maintain all bodily functions including energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs from the food, waste products are left behind in the blood and in the bowel. The urinary system works with the lungs, skin, and intestines--all of which also excrete wastes--to keep the chemicals and water in your body balanced. Adults eliminate about a quart and a half of urine each day. The amount depends on many factors

  • Heartburn And Gallstones

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    Heartburn has many affects on the body, but I will focus now on the effect on the digestive system. Heartburn causes ulcers, which eat through the mucous layer of the organs in the digestive tract by means of enzymes and acids. It also causes an irritable bowel through syndromes. Stinosis is also caused by heartburn. This is when the esophagus passage narrows. Heartburn is treated by taking He blackens, for example Axid and Pepsid. Proton Pump Inhibitors (Lozac), is the most powerful treatment of heartburn

  • Macrobiotics: A way of Life

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    the human body. Macrobiotics applies yin-yang principles to explain the relationship between food and the human organism and a balanced diet. Macrobiotic philosophy defines a healthy person using three natural life processes as criteria: urination, bowel movements and breathing. When the body ingests toxins, as a result of an unbalanced diet, its natural healing process produces abnormalities in one or all of these three life processes. Most people naturally react to the situation by taking medicine

  • Barium

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    to flow into the colon. The flow of the barium is monitored by the health care provider on an X-ray fluoroscope screen. The test is used to detect colon cancer. The barium enema may also be used to diagnose and evaluate the extent of inflammatory bowel diseases. Barium sulfate and zinc sulfide form lithopone, a white coloring matter for paint. Barium is never found in a pure state because it combines so easily with other elements. Pure barium is obtained by passing an electric current through a fused

  • Which Paper Towel Works Best

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    Which Paper Towel Works Best When you come to the paper towel aisle in the grocery store do you ever get frustrated and annoyed by all the brands to choose from? Every brand is telling you that they are the strongest and that their brand will absorb the fastest. Have you ever actually taken the time to figure out which brand is indomitable and absorbs the quickest? Well today I will fill you in on this mysterious secret and tell you not only which brand is not lying to you but also which brand

  • Hodgkin’s Disease

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    lymphatic system are a complex network of specialised cells and organs that defend the body against infection. Lymphatic organs include the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, adenoids, appendix and clumps of tissue in the small bowel. A function of the lymphatic system is to nurture and mature the B and T-lymphocytes (white blood cells vital to immune function). Cancerous changes can take place when mutation leads to failure of the cells maturing of the lymphoid cells. Lymphomas