Digestive System

By Jacob Scandalis

Function of Digestive System

The Digestive System breaks down food and absorbs it into the body, and it also gets rid of the left over waste.

Function of Organs of the Digestive System

Mouth: Chew up and swallow food.

Esophagus: Brings food from the throat to the stomach.

Stomach: Chemically and Mechanically digest food.

Small intestine: Absorb Nutrients and help digest food.

Large intestine: Absorb water and pass useless waste from the body.

Anus: Releases poop.

Liver: Filters toxins out of blood.

Pancreas: Creates the acid that breaks down food in the small intestine.

Gallbladder: Stores and releases the acid that breaks down food in the small intestine.

2 Major Disorders

The inflammatory bowel disease occurs when the small or large intestine becomes inflamed. When the intestine is inflamed, it becomes swollen. Most signs are feelings of deep pain in your stomach. The symptoms are diarrhea, bloatinng, stomach cramps and, sometimes weight loss.

The celiac disease occurs when the nody's immune system reacts to gluten. When the small intestine is damaged, it is difficult for the body to absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from food. Signs and Symptons are stomach pains and it affects the health and growth.