Digestive System

By: Grace Carlsen

What is the Digestive System?

The digestive system is when some organs turn food into energy, and provide the body with the basic nutrients it needs.

What does the pancreas do?

The pancreas is part of the digestive system. It produces juices called enzymes that help the body digest food. It is has pinkish-yellowish color, and is located behind the stomach.

Where is the digestive system located?

This system runs throughout your whole body.

Pancreas Diseases

1. Peritonitis
2. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
3. Colon cancer
4. Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is a disease in your pancreas that is very harsh, you can treat it by surgery, and you can notice it by slight yellowing of the skin and eyes, and major weight loss. You can cause it by smoking.

Four functions of the digestive system

1. Take in food through the mouth
2. Break down food through mechanical & chemical digestion
3. Absorbs nutrients through walls of intestines
4. Eliminates wastes

Can someone live without a pancreas?

You can live without a pancreas, you would just have to take medication daily for the rest of your life.

Interactions with other systems.

It interacts with the skeletal system, the bones help you chew your food. Also the muscular system, some of your muscles help the body digestive your food.