The Digestive System: An Owner’s Guide
Your digestive system transforms the food you eat into the energy you need. When it works well, you feel great – but when problems like constipation or irritable bowel syndrome come along, things don’t seem so rosy. Here’s what you need to know to keep your digestive system running smoothly.Read More
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Digestive Health Q&As
Robert B. Harrell, MD
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- Q How does the body eliminate stool?
- Q How is food digested?
- Q How is colitis different from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Q What are the most common symptoms of low digestive enzyme levels?
- Q What are the symptoms of a torn bile duct?
- Q What is "retroactive" food cleansing?
- Q Can spinal stenosis cause frequent urination?
- Q How does excess acidity cause digestion problems?
- Q Can gallstones be broken up like kidney stones?
- Q How can emotions affect digestion?