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How do the circulatory system, respiratory system and digestive system function together and how do they meet?

how do the circulatory system, respiratory system and digestive system function together and how do they meet in the body?

I would really like to know the answer to this question. I have checked myself and have yet to discover a detailed answer.

thank you very much.

Whoa....rather a complex question that requires an extensive answer to be complete and detailed. Even with my pretty good knowledge of anatomy I can't do it typing from memory.

Let me refer you to my anatomy bible. It is the classic 1918 Anatomy of the Human Body by Bartleby. Even haven been written in 1918....it is still accurate. The human body hasn't changed.


If the information you need isn't here...it doesn't exist.  (+ info)

What is the best way to regulate your digestive system?

My digestive system is irregular and I've tried benefiber and other fiber supplements and it helps, but it doesn't completely regulate it. Is there any other way I can completely regulate my irregular digestive system?

Some rules I try to follow:
Try to avoid doing shiftwork. It's much easier to keep your digestive system regular if you work a 9-5 job - if you have a regular routine your body will too.
Don't eat later than 6pm (or at least 3 hours before bedtime), so as to ensure you don't go to bed on a full stomach.
Eat fiber for breakfast, but never mix carbs and protein. Your body digests carbs well, it also digests protein well but for some reason it is less efficient at digesting them both together. Look at 'The Hay Diet' (Google it). It really helps me!
You must drink enough water. At least 2L a day.
Try to avoid caffeine, especially in the afternoon/evening.
Try to get some exercise.  (+ info)

What does eating Activia Yogurt regulate our digestive system?

What is the difference between regular yogurt and Activia Yogurt? Also, how does yogurt regulate our digestive system? Yogurt is just milk, how does it help our body more than milk?
Also, is Activa pasteurized or unpasteurized?

yogurt has bacteria in it that milk doesn't have. these bacteria help improve digestion. Activia has more of these bacteria than other yogurts, which makes it better for digestion.  (+ info)

What can one take for digestive system health?

Read that most of the immune system depends on the health of the digestive system.
Any recommendations?
Thank you!

crypto power chlorella is great , it is considered a superfood , it is a whole food which is great , and it causes your friendly flora to increase , it is 22.00 for a bottle of 300 , I do not sell it btw , it also normalizes blood sugar in a 2 or 3 months taking 15 or so a day , it is very blood cleansing also , it
has a lot of chlorophyll in it , it replaces many isolated supplements since it is packed with most of what the body needs , also get a good multi probiotic like pb8 , look up pb8 on yahoo search ,
pb8 is 8 different strains of live cultures , when I took antibiotics , pb8 brought my digestion back to normal
and aloe force aloe vera juice is very powerful  (+ info)

Is the digestive system messed up after a tonsillectomy?

I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago, yesterday. And for the past three days my digestive system has been really messy and all over the place. I started eating more solid foods about 5 days ago and it was all okay, I just had some diarrhea. Now I have serious stomach problems every couple of hours, serious lower stomach cramps and i'm barely eating anything. Please answer if this is normal or if you have any idea what this could be.

i ate soft foods for about three days. after that, i was o.k.  (+ info)

How do you regulate your digestive system?

I have a really big bloated tummy and somewhat unhealthy bowels. Is my digestive system the problem, and if so what can I do to make it healthier/get a not bloated tummy!!

It sounds like your digestive system is the problem.
Try adjusting your diet. Add fiber to help regulate things - it will help with the bloating and the bowels. Fibersure works well, and you can mix it into anything - it has no taste.
Try to eat a nice healthy diet, if you don't already. Also try yogurt - the cultures help regulate your system, too. They make a yougurt now specifically for that purpose.
If you don't see improvement in a week or so, see a doctor to make sure there is nothing else that is wrong.  (+ info)

What are some ways that you can keep your digestive system healthy?

Me and a friend are doing a project for health class and we want to know some ways to keep the digestive system healthy. Thanks and there will be a best answer given out.

stick to fibre rich foods and do simple exercises like yoga and pilates poses that target the tummy area..im serious,they help to improve the blood circulation..and yes,each individual has to identify & keep track of foods that benefit their digestive system and those that dont.4 example, fruits like prunes may trigger diaorrhea for some people, so they should either minimize the intake of this fruit or completely avoid it..drink lots of plain water too as it will help the intestines absorb nutrients betterand detox themselves simultaneously..  (+ info)

How fast is food supposed to go from one end of the digestive system to the other?

At about 4:30pm today I ate a bowl of soup. At 12:45am I went to the bathroom, and lo and behold what do I find? In my excrement I find clear traces of the soup I ate. This is only 8 hours and 15 minutes after I ate it! I suspected my digestive system worked fast, but THAT fast? Is that normal? How long does it usually take from the time food enters the body to when the waste products of the same food are expelled? If this is abnormal, what could be the cause, and what are the possible reprocussions?

I do not have diarhea, so that is out as an explaination.

Any info anyone can give me would be a help, and sources to back up facts would be great, especially concerning the time it takes the digestive system to work. Thanks and God bless!

After putting the yummy stuff into your mouth, it (the bolus) then has to travel through the entire gastrointestinal tract before coming out the other end. The gastrointestinal tract for the purposes of this exercise includes the oral cavity, the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon.

Food travels down the oesophagus at a rate of approximately 3 to 4 centimetres per second (1 to 2 inches), and the entire process takes about 5 to 6 seconds. In the stomach, food tends to hang around for a little longer and this depends on a variety of factors including the amount of food you have consumed, how much fat it contains, and also the acidity of the stomach. However, all food should have left the stomach within 2 to 4 hours.

In the small intestine, digestion continues and absorption occurs. From here on, the time to defecation will vary depending on the time it takes to adequately digest and absorb in the small intestine. This will usually take 5 to 6 hours. The "food then enters the colon for further digestion and water reabsorption before defecation. The time from it’s entering the colon to defecation is about 12 to 24 hours.

Thus, the time for food to travel from one end to the other probably ranges from about 20 to 30 hours. Foods high in protein and fats probably would probably take a little longer to pass through than if it were carbohydrate.

Hope this helps!  (+ info)

How can i clean out my digestive system?

I often feel sick, bloated, or gurgly. Is there a way i can clean out my digestive system and see if it helps?

I'm sorry I don't remember the brand name, but it is sold over the counter in pharmacies. Doctors tell you to get it if you're having surgery the next day. It is designed to totally clean out your digestive tract. You can ask for it at any Walgreens or other pharmacy.  (+ info)

Why is the pancreas and liver so important in the digestive system?

Why is the liver and pancreas so important in the digestive system. Also what substances they produce and can you please explain their function.

Hi, the goblet cells in the pancreas produce insulin as already mentioned and it also produces Glycagon. Insulin in the anabolic (building) anabolic compound which forces the carbs in your body to go into storage around key parts of your body like the liver e.t.c.

Glycagon does the opposite of insulin, being the catabolic (breakdown) compound. The key thing is that the pancreas senses the blood sugar level and reacts to control it by producing these chemcals accordingly..... Forms of diabetes (type 2 e.t.c.) are caused by abnormal or failed functions within the pancreas.  (+ info)

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