The Alison free online course "Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: The Digestive System" is designed to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care and assistance to any patients who are experiencing gastrointestinal difficulties that you may find in your care. This nursing course will be of great interest to all health care professionals … [Read more...]
Do I Need Probiotics?
Probiotics are bacteria naturally found in your body, especially in your digestive system. Do you need them? Yes. Your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are the "good" bacteria. The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning "promoting," and biotic, meaning "life. So these good bacteria help your body to get rid of the bad … [Read more...]
What Are Some of The Common Gastrointestinal Problems?
How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more with this free online course "Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen" from the University of Leeds. The course will help you identify the positions of the organs within the abdomen, as well as becoming acquainted with common anatomical terminology used to talk about organs and … [Read more...]
What is Irritable Bowel Disorder?
The digestive system is composed of different organs. These organs function specifically, but works in unison in order to carry out the system’s purposes, which are to digest or metabolize food and absorb all the nutrients found in it for the body to use. However, the digestive system could also suffer from various kinds of ailments and disorders. It is in fact, one of the … [Read more...]
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Are you experiencing alternating diarrhea and constipation these past few days and have been confined to home by abdominal pain? If yes, better visit your doctor for you might have an irritable bowel syndrome. What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder and not a disease. That means that the bowel is not functioning in a … [Read more...]