So when we sleep and we have an empty stomach then the activity, the contractile activity of our gut changes to a very unique pattern. It’s a 90-minute cycle, very powerful waves of contractions migrate from the esophagus all the way down to the end of our large intestine. And
>>As you know, drinking too much alcohol may cause you liver damage and it leads to liver cirrhosis and then cancer. So, you know, the goal of our laboratory at the National Institute of Health is trying to understand how alcohol drinking causes liver damage and liver cancer. Particularly we
[MUSIC] Salt and water are essential components in the body. Imbalances in the amounts or proportions of these components can lead to disease. Too little fluid on certain surfaces causes cystic fibrosis, a disease which shortens the life of patients through chronic lung infections, intestinal obstruction, and inability to digest
In a nutshell, the lymphatic system is a drainage system that removes excess fluid from body tissues and returns it to the bloodstream. It is actually a subsystem of both the circulatory and immune system. The major purpose of the circulatory system is to bring oxygen and nutrients to body
Psoriasis is a very common inflammatory skin condition affecting about 3% of the world population. It is a CHRONIC disease that evolves in the form of RECURRENT inflammatory flare-ups followed by periods of partial or complete remission. Psoriasis can begin at any age but often develops in young adulthood. The
Hi, this is Dr. Chen and welcome to another fit tip. Probiotics are often called “good” or “friendly” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. All humans naturally have colonies of good bacteria that live inside the stomach and intestines. But when antibiotics, stress, or a poor diet, among
Typhoid fever. Simply put, it’s a bacterial infection that comes largely from contaminated food, water, or sewage. But it’s not just a fever, typhoid can tear holes in your intestines and infect many other organs in your body. Oh, and it’s uniquely evolving to become more and more drug resistant.
My name is Mathijs. And I’m an injured dumbass. I’m just a regular Dutch guy, and I played football. And I stepped into a hole and my knee Snaped back And from that moment on I just had injuries, upon injuries, upon injuries. And my whole body was out of