The Digestive System

By:Sakura and Mackenzie

The Small Intestine

The small intestine turns your food into urine. It takes several hours to do so. In the digestive route there are 7 stops and the small intestine is the 5th stop.

The Large Intestine

The large intestine turns your food into feces (poop). This process also takes a few hours .In the digestive route the large intestine is the 6th part of your body that the food reaches.Did you know that there are some foods that cannot be digested by the small intestine and have to go to straight to the large intestine?Some of these foods are fiber found in vegetables,fruits and grains.

Appendicitis (A severe Disease!!!)

Did you know that appendicitis, in severe cases, can result in death if not treated right and in time? This can occur when the appendix (connected to first region of the large intestine the cecum) becomes inflamed. To avoid death you will have to have surgery. If you have surgery you will have a permanent scar. Some signs that you have a problem with your appendix are pain that starts at your belly button and continues down your side. The pain increases in severity as it comes down and it is sensitive to touch or something as easy as coughing hurts. Other signs include vomiting, loss of hunger and passing a lot of gas. 1 in 15 people will have appendicitis and anyone can get it. It is most common between ages 10 to 30 . Also if anyone in your family has had it you have a better chance too! Although there is no way to prevent this disease it has been suggested that eating lots of vegetables and fruit helps lower your risk of getting... appendicitis.

Digestion Facts!!

Did you know that...you're stomach turns you're food into chyme?Also that your pancreas helps control the amount of sugar in your blood?Did you also know that your digestive system is like a tunnel that is 9 meters long through the body? Another fact about the digestive system is that your stomach is a bag with strong muscular walls.It stretches as it fills with foods and drinks, and its lining creates strong digestive acids and juices called enzymes,to attack the food.The muscles in its walls squirm and squeeze to mix the different liquids and juices!!




Digestion - Bill Nye Science
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