The Digestive Process – University of Michigan Health System

The Digestive Process – University of Michigan Health System


our digestive system is made up of a series of organs that allows our body to get the nutrients and Energy it needs from the food we eat Digestion starts in the mouth where chewing and Saliva breaks down food, so it is more easily processed by your body Once you swallow the food enters the esophagus Which is a muscular Tube that connects the Pharynx or throat to the stomach? the esophagus contracts as it moves food into the stomach a Valve called the lower esophageal [sphincter] or le s is Located just before the opening to the stomach This valve opens to let food Pass into the stomach from the esophagus And it prevents food from moving back up into the esophagus from the stomach Next is the stomach an organ with strong muscular Walls It holds the food and mixes it with acid and enzymes that continue to break the food down into a liquid or paste Almost 20 feet long the small intestine also called the small bowel is the workhorse of the digestive [system] It will continue to break down food with enzymes released by the pancreas and bile released from the liver It is made up of three segments the duodenum which continues the breakdown of food and the Jejunum and ileum Which are mainly responsible for the absorption of nutrients? Aiding the digestive process is the pancreas among its other functions the pancreas helps digestion by producing digestive enzymes and Secreting them into the duodenum the first segment of the small intestine these enzymes break down protein fats and carbohydrates The liver is another organ with many functions its main responsibilities in the digestive process are to make and secrete bile and To process and purify the blood which contains newly absorbed nutrients that are coming from the small intestine Bile has two main purposes to help absorb fats and to carry waste from the liver that cannot pass through the kidneys bile made in the liver travels to the small intestine through bile ducts if The bile isn’t needed immediately it is stored in the gallbladder Which is a pear-shaped reservoir located [just] under the liver the gallbladder sends this stored bile into the small intestine to aid in the digestion of food Next along the Journey is the colon or [large] intestine It is a five to seven foot long muscular Tube that connects the small intestine to the rectum and is Responsible [for] processing waste so that defecation is easy and convenient the rectum is an eight-inch chamber that connects the colon to the anus [the] rectum receives stool from the colon [sends] signals to the brain if there is stool to be evacuated and holds stool until Evacuation can happen the last part of the digestive tract the anus consists of pelvic floor muscles and two anal Sphincters internal and external Together their jobs are to detect contents in the rectum Determine whether the contents are liquid gas or solid and then control when stool should or shouldn’t be excreted from the body It’s useful to understand the digestive [system], and the role it plays in your overall health and well-being Knowing where to go when conditions of the digestive system affect your health and well-being is just as important The University of Michigan health system is home to one of the largest digestive health and liver disease programs in the country providing prevention diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver

94 thoughts on “The Digestive Process – University of Michigan Health System

  1. these muscular contractions…can we work on them to churn and breakdown our food more/ better? like a weighlifter trains his bicepes?

    whose going to answer? 

  2. i have no idea why anyone would dislike this, it is so useful, not even annoying at all.

    if you disliked this can you pls tell me why?

  3. Fair presentation but was really hoping for more detail rather than the generic “enzymes are made”, specific enzymes would have been great etc.

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  5. And people still say this just randomly happened. And there's no God . Goodness of course there's a God, this didn't just show up randomly.

  6. सभी दोस्तों को नमस्कार बड़ो को प्रणाम।
    अपने पाचन तंत्र को सुधारने के कुछ उपाय मेरे द्वारा इन वीडियो में बताए गए है जो की यु ट्यूब चेनल पर हे।
    आप सभी ज्ञानीजनों से निवेदन है कि एक बार इन वीडियो को जरूर देखें और उसमें कुछ मेरी खामियां हो तो जरूर बताएं जिससे मैं उनमे सुधर कर सकूँ।
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  7. Idk why but the thought of having shit moving right next to my stomach, and up by my ribs is just really disgusting to me. I always thought it just collected down by your butt.

  8. I swallowed a couple of sequins and it went through the wrong hole the trachea I was wondering can food pass through the heart

  9. Ahhhh….This was a very calming and relaxing video that soothed my insides….

    So that’s what happens to my Pizza 🍕 it arrives at Central Station 🚉 bookings and departures for luggage processing and during its journey in the brown moist muck tunnel, it transforms into a turd 💩 before finally arriving at its holiday station destination 🚽

    Now I want to take my vacation…..

  10. What if humans engineer digestion at the very initial stage with in the esophagus and sends food, liqure, water, etc if we can device a system that will have less strain to our stomach

  11. Watching this after I ate 2 pizzas, 2 Lasagnas, 2 spaggethies and drank 1.5 litres of coke.. Not even fucking kidding.. Geez my stomach hurts

  12. I wonder what would happen if the small intestine was cut in half putting the stomach between the halves? Would that help prevent GERD which can lead to esophageal cancer, asthma, pain day in and out from doing as little as drinking water?

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    “Butt” the most effective and fool proof method of dealing with your plugged up toxic posterior is the mechanical route!

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  14. Just👀 here for The Comment's, lol, Any hoot, Wanted to know The Journey of how our food Travel's, had Steak Taco's and My Stomach was acking crazy A.F😫

  15. In this video also not shown how does the digestive process being done……🤯🤯🤯😠😠😠😡😠😡😤😤😡

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