The organs that take in food and turn it into products that the body can use to stay healthy. Waste products the body cannot use leave the body through bowel movements. The digestive system includes the salivary glands, mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and rectum.

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Digestive System Symptoms

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Endoscopic Ultrasound
... Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure that allows a physician to obtain images and information about the digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs. In the procedure of endoscopy, a lo...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Digestive System Treatment

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Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery: A Guide for Patients
... About laparoscopic intestinal surgery If you need colorectal surgery, you might be a candidate for laparoscopic intestinal surgery, a "minimally invasive" technique for treating colorectal d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Digestive System Support

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Smoking and Your Digestive System
... Cigarette smoking causes a variety of life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. An estimated 430,000 deaths each year are directly caused by cigarette smoking. Sm...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Digestive System Other

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Digestive Diseases: When to Call the Doctor
... You should call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms: Your heartburn persists and/or becomes more severe. You have the sensation of food caught in your chest or throat. You have unusu...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Healthy Eating for the Digestive System
... Our diets can contribute to digestive system difficulties. Many people eat too much processed food and sugar, and not enough fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Poor eating habits, such as eating too quick...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Digestive System Treatment

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Natural Medicine For The Recovering Addict
... The term "addiction" encompasses almost all imbalanced and self-destructive behavior. Substance abuse can create an illusory sense of well-being, but in the end it severely damages physical, psycholog...
Source: HealthWorld

Aromatherapy for the Musculoskeletal System
... Bones and muscles give form to the body and permit physical movement. Unless damaged by injury, the health of this system depends on the overall health of the body. With degenerative conditions such a...
Source: HealthWorld