How Your Digestive System Works

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Allison
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How Your Digestive System Works

Postby Allison » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:39 pm

Here is a good overview of all the inner workings from top to bottom - not too complicated.

http://www.gihealth.com/html/education/digestive.html.

Good explanation and hyperlink still works.

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Re: How your digestive system works, drug side effects, & I

Postby Bobbie » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:44 am

Any drug can have side effects. Check them out with our pharmacist and/ or doctor. Flagyl is known to have many - including neuropathy. IV Vanco. can cause hearing loss and kidney problems.

There is some thought that C. diff. is linked to the immune system. Many docs. think there is a relationship between the GI tract and general health.

Some C. diff. patients are given IVIG treatments to "boast" their immune systems. See the Lung Line at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, CO. http://www.nationaljewish.org.

One of our former posters is on the treatments. Very expensive.

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