Tag: digestive system

Colonoscopy: Why Routine Screenings Are Important

Colonoscopy: Why Routine Screenings Are Important

DR. RODGERS: Colon and rectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. And a routine screening may be just what you need to avoid joining this statistic. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the director of the National Institute of

How does the Stomach Function?

How does the Stomach Function?

What exactly happens in our stomachs when we eat? Even before we have taken the first bite of a meal, the brain sends impulses to the stomach. These impulses start the production of secretions in the stomach and the upper part of the stomach, which acts as a reservoir, expands.

Why Does Your Stomach Make Noises?

Why Does Your Stomach Make Noises?

Our digestive systems seem to like making noise — especially when we most desperately do not want them to be making strange gurgling sounds. [gurgle] And I mean, even though stomach-growling is probably one of the less offensive noises your guts can produce, it’s still not something you want happening