Digestive diseases

Why is digestion important?

Human digestive system
The diaphragm is an important part of the body's digestive system. The pancreas delivers the digestive juice to the small intestine through small tubes called ducts. This can cause vitamin deficiencies due to the improper absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Diverticula are small pouches that can form inside the bowel wall, which can become inflamed to give diverticulitis. Due to the high volume of food that is passed over time, this membrane is continuously renewed. Water is absorbed here and the remaining waste matter is stored prior to defecation. The presence of salivary lipase is of prime importance in young babies whose pancreatic lipase has yet to be developed.

Function of the Digestive System

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