The Digestive System
By:Sakura and Mackenzie
The Large Intestine
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.
This diagram is labeled with numbers instead of words.
This diagram is a diagram of JUST the system . It is NOT a diagram with a lightly sketched body around it to show the placement of the digestive system.
This diagram is a diagram of the Digestive System . This diagram includes labels,a body sketch and system.
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!!