THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM SADE BUFORD CHAP 8 PRESENTATION Professor Rashidah Abdullah
What is the Digestive System?
The digestive system is acollection of organs such as the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, intestine, and colon. With the help of accessory organs such as,gallbladder, salivary glands the liver, and pancreas.
The digestive system functions by digesting food, absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The following are processes and procedures involving the system…
COLONOSCOPY A Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure. Using a flexible fiberscope called colonscope. Colonoscopy allows a physician look inside the entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine.
COLONOSCOPY Colonoscopy exposes inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, ulcers, and bleeding. Polyps and small removed during this procedure.
HEMATOCHEZIA The Presence of Bright Red Blood in a person’s Stool. Caused by bleeding tumors or polyps. An Obstruction within the bowels Improper Blood flow inside the bowels
HEMATOCHEZIA Can be a sign of Cancer. Symptoms may vary. Actual cause must be diagnosed by a physician.
CACHEXIA Weight Loss and general wasting as a result of a Chronic Disease. A Nutritional Disease. Causes a decrease in muscle mass and fat tissues. Causes Weakness and Fatigue
CACHEXIA Causes painful muscle spasms and involuntary twitching Often seen in late stages of cancer and AIDS A large contributory factor in ones death
LAVAGE A Therapeutic Procedure Using a Nasogastric tube to wash away stomach contents Commonly used in poison, drug and alcohol overdose
LAVAGE Involves the repeated injection of water through tubing until return is clear. Reduces toxicity by preventing digestion
CONCLUSION The Digestive System is necessary for many body functions It is very important to eat well to promote healthy digestion. Be Kind to Your Colon