disease are found
Permanent weight loss combined with digestive problems and abdominal pain can be a symptom of a serious disorder – malabsorption syndrome.
What does malabsorption syndrome mean?
Under this term, there are a number of signs that the small intestine can not cope with its main function – the absorption of nutrients from the food entering the body.
As you know, it is in the small intestine that the food slurry is broken down into individual components, which are absorbed into the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. This is the main digestion process. If for some reason this process is disrupted, then the body does not receive the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, micro and macro elements, vitamins necessary for life, that is, it is starving. And it responds to this with very definite symptoms, in general, and constituting malabsorption syndrome. Continue reading
Nature took great care of man, making it possible to make up for the deficiency of nutrients from food, the environment, and water. However, people did not appreciate this gift. Pollution of air, water, production of non-natural products led to various unpleasant consequences. One of them was iodine deficiency. Why is this trace element needed? And what are the consequences of its lack?
Why does a person need iodine
Iodine is a water soluble trace element. It is found in many foods (in shrimp, seaweed). They are rich in sea air and water. In the human body, iodine is responsible for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Thanks to this microelement, the most important hormones are synthesized – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. They provide the correct course of metabolism, cell division, heat transfer in the body and many other functions.
If we talk about iodine, then it participates in the following functions:
stimulation of metabolic processes; Continue reading
After a plentiful feast, acute pain can sometimes appear right in the hypochondrium, excruciating vomiting. Such symptoms most often indicate the development of pancreatitis. What is a disease? And what are the causes of pancreatitis in children and adults?
A bit about the disease
An inflammatory pathology that affects the pancreas is called pancreatitis. The disease can occur in acute (in the form of painful attacks) or in a chronic form (imperceptibly destroying an organ).
The pancreas is located behind the stomach, in the region of the hypochondrium. The organ has an elongated shape and lies transversely. That is why the pain that occurs in the case of an inflammatory process in the pancreas is often girdle.
Before talking about the causes of pancreatitis, you need to understand the mechanism of the development of the disease. So, the cells of the pancreas produce digestive enzymes. Initially, they are synthesized in an inactive form. Through a special duct, which merges with the bile duct, such enzymes enter directly into the duodenum. It is here that they are activated and provide the breakdown of food. Continue reading