This system includes the digestive tract starting from the mouth and ending up to rectum. It also includes accessory organs like liver and pancreas, whose secretions are vital for the digestion and metabolism.
FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM :
- The break down and digests the food into organic nutrients, minerals and water AND transfer of these nutrients via blood to the tissues of the blood. Secretions of the liver and pancreas along with the secretions of the Gastro Intestinal tract help incomplete metabolism of the food ingested.
- Also helps in eliminating the faecal matter from the end part of the digestive tract.
Disease of the Digestive System :
Hyperacidity, Gastralgia, Ulcers, Inflammatory condition of the Digestive tract, sluggish liver, Diseases of the liver like gall stones, precipitation of cholesterol, Metabolic- impairment like Diabetes, constipation, diarrhoea, piles and fistula.