The colon, which is more commonly known as the large intestine is an integral part of the digestive system. After the food that we eat is broken down, the nutrients from the food are absorbed by the small intestine. The colon then absorbs the remaining water, bile, and other digestive juices from the liquid stool. The bacteria in the colon break down the remaining food materials and can produce certain vitamins which are also absorbed by the body. A healthy colon may help to prevent certain diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diverticulosis, and colon cancer from happening. Here are some tips to maintain a healthy colon.
Any inflammation to the pancreas is termed as Pancreatitis. This organ is responsible for producing a digestive juice called pancreatic juice and a hormone called Insulin. So an inflammation to the pancreas negatively impacts digestion and regulation of glucose in the blood. Here are 6 major complications that can arise out of pancreatitis.
In the last post we emphasized the need to rule out any heart related ailments if you have crossed 35 years of age and if your pain is more on the upper left side of the body closer to where your heart is. And we also added that if you have a family history of heart attack, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes, and over and above if you also drink and smoke, then you get yourself checked for any heart related ailments first.