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Disorders of the digestive system are not uncommon. Perhaps all of us have experienced symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, heartburn, and flatulence. In this lesson I will outline and briefly describe some of the common disorders and others that are more severe.  Vomiting: Involuntary expulsion of contents from the stomach through the mouth. It may […]

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The system that we use to digest food is called the digestive system. Organs making up this digestive system include the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. We eat when we get hungry or when we have an appetite. Hunger is a response to a lack of nutrients that is detected […]

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