Introduction to the Digestive System Part 2 – Oesophagus and Stomach – 3D Anatomy Tutorial

So after the bolus of food passes from the pharynx, it enters into the esophagus, which I’ve mentioned before. The esophagus is another long, muscular tube. This tube is about 25 cm. long and it joins the laryngopharynx to the stomach. So you could see …

Hernia Repair Inguinal (Open) Surgery Patient Education

Hernia Repair Inguinal (Open) Surgery Patient Education

Before we talk about treatment, let’s start with a discussion about the human body and about your medical condition. Your doctor has told you that you have a hernia. But what does that actually mean? In general terms, we can say that a hernia occurs …

Control of the GI tract | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Control of the GI tract | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Voiceover: Other than the brain, I’d say your intestinal tract, your digestive system, is one of the smartest organs in the body. Why is that? Well, the digestive tract has its own nervous system, it’s got its own brain. In fact, we call it the …

Esophagus | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Esophagus | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Voiceover: After the food is swallowed, it leaves the mouth and then goes next to the esophagus. So, let’s focus on that. And just to make sure, we all know kind of how far the esophagus goes, I’m gonna draw in some lines right here, …

When should I see a doctor about heartburn? – John Randolph Medical Center

When should I see a doctor about heartburn? – John Randolph Medical Center

If someone has heartburn over a long period of time, that is of concern. Additionally, if the heartburn is fairly frequent, meaning more than two times a week, two to three times a week, then that’s also of concern, as well. Patients can have acid …

The Connection Between Heartburn and Sleep

The Connection Between Heartburn and Sleep

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. For most of the population, heart burn is a once in a while occurrence. But when it becomes chronic, that can be another story. A study from Taiwan found that people who had problems with sleep disturbances had …

Life-changing Device Helps Heartburn Sufferer

Life-changing Device Helps Heartburn Sufferer

(Sound of water running) I live to eat. I am a stubborn guy. I enjoy life and I don’t let things stop me so if I want to eat something I was going to and then just suffer the consequences. I suffered from GERD, acid …

Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery PreOp® Patient Education Medical video

Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery PreOp® Patient Education Medical video

Your doctor has recommended that you undergo surgery to treat reflux disease. But what does that actually mean? Your diaphragm is a muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and helps you to breathe. Normally, the diaphragm has an opening for the esophagus to …

Esophagoscopy Without Sedation (Trans-Nasal Esophagoscopy; Esophagus Exam Endoscopy)

Esophagoscopy Without Sedation (Trans-Nasal Esophagoscopy; Esophagus Exam Endoscopy)

It is possible to examine without any sedation the lining of the esophagus which is the tube that goes from the mouth down into the stomach. Usually performed if there is concern for reflux or esophageal cancer, this exam is performed by passing a scope …