List and briefly explain the various disorder of motility of the gastrointestinal tract.
Importance of Gastrointestinal Tract:
The gastrointestinal tract is a part of the digestive system responsible for the digestion, absorption, and transport of nutrients. It's important to have a healthy gastrointestinal tract because it helps us digest food and absorb nutrients. It also prevents disease by preventing harmful bacteria from entering our bodies.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The gastrointestinal tract is the organ that processes food and drink, providing nutrients to the body. The digestive system can be divided into different areas. The large intestine, small intestine, stomach, and pancreas are all part of the gastrointestinal tract. Motility disorders in these areas include diarrhea constipation, abdominal pain, and nausea/vomiting.
- Irritable bowel syndrome is defined as a disorder in which normal changes in the intestines' movements cause discomfort and pain. It can be caused by stress or certain foods such as dairy products or wheat gluten.
- Constipation: Constipation is when your bowels don't move regularly enough to remove waste from your body. It may cause bloating, discomfort, pain in your abdomen or lower back. You may also notice you are passing hard and dry feces.
- Diarrhea: Diarrhea is when your bowels don't move regularly enough to remove waste from your body. It may cause watery stool with mucus or pus mixed in with it, cramps, and abdominal pain
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fromChapter 11 / Lesson 8
Learn about common digestive problems and gastrointestinal problems. See symptoms of common stomach problems and learn what causes digestive problems.