Do you know your stomach? When there is a problem such as constipation or diarrhea, the majority of people tend to blame it to the stomach as the cause of this fault. When really is the most frequently affected organ the colon. Since the stomach is still the protagonist but not appropriate him, we need to know when you are really being affected. Where is the stomach located? The stomach is located in the upper part of the abdomen. Occupies the greater part of the subfrenica cell is important to account for the gastric capacity for the elaboration of the left diet.
It is important to know its location since this helps us to think in a diagnosis of disease such as gastritis or ulcers. Patients who suffer from gastritis have pain in this area medically known as epigastrium. What is the capacity of the stomach? For an average 70 kg adult, your stomach has a capacity of 1500 ml. This would take approximately 3 personal water bottle. This is important to give a diet appropriate, because if one has one smaller capacity, the amount of food should be less to help digestion. This applies in the case of no show other pathologies. What are the limits of the stomach? Remember: a problem in the upper limit of the stomach is cause of reflux stomach Gastroesophageal is limited in its upper part by the Cardia that functions as a valve to prevent to return the food to the stomach. The return of food from the stomach to the esophagus is a problem since the esophagus is not in position to receive the hydrochloric acid produced in the stomach.
This leads to damage to the esophagus and, in some cases, they may have bleeding that can only be solved by a medical specialist. The lower limit is the pylorus which has the function of preventing food to pass into the duodenum prior to be properly processed by the stomach. This allows food to be digested by the stomach since they avoid that, by effect of gravity, food prematurely pass into the intestine. When the gastric digestion process has finished, the pylorus opens, letting the chyme (dense liquid, formed by the cud and the gastric juices into the intestine, where a kind of different digestion takes place). There is no digestion of carbohydrates in the stomach what are the true functions of the stomach? Digestion of lipids Digestion of proteins elimination of bacterial flora that comes with food by the action of hydrochloric acid. What diseases can have the stomach? If you have gastritis thinks that one of the causes may be the helicobacter pylori. As in almost all organs, we could make a huge list of diseases that can affect the stomach. But in this article we shall confine ourselves to the main.continue reading