Digestive System Diseases

Digestive System Diseases


Tiny germs of cholera spread through the river Too small to see yet so dangerous. Flies carry the cholera yet on their feet. Unwashed hands spread it too. We swallowed the cholera germs on our water, on our food and on our fingers. Just one look and the nurse knew it was cholera. We had to work fast to save him. We made a special drink to help him. First we made the water safe, we filtered it and boiled for one minute then we mixed half a teaspoon of salt and six of sugar in one liter of this safe water. It tasted like tears, not too salty. I worried he would die before my eyes but he soon felt a little stronger. The nurse explained to me that not everyone that swallows the cholera germs gets sick like him but they can still spread the disease. When we eat food passes from the mouth into the esophagus at the lower end of the esophagus is the lower esophageal spincter which is normally tightly closed the spincter functions as a one way valve to prevent the stomach acid into the esophagus it opens only to allow food and liquid into the stomach sometimes the lower esophageal spincter becomes abnormally relaxed and allows the stomach acidic contents to flow back or reflex into the esophagus the reflex tendency increases when the stomach contains a lot of gastric juice or food With IBS muscular contractions of your colon are abnormal in some cases, it will cause it to move too quickly as a result your colon does not have enough
time to absorb most of the water from the food and this will cause diarrhea, in some cases it will cause food to move too slowly, as a result, your colon absorbs too much water from your food and this will lead to constipation treatment in general consists of a balanced diet high on fiber because it prevents spastic colon contractions and helps relieve constipation stress management therapies such as hypnotherapy and yoga. Also medication such as anti-spasmodic drugs and anti-constipation drugs

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