The Stomach, a key organ in the digestive system, has the key role of managing the the usage of the food and minerals that we digest. From breaking it down, to soaking up minerals, the stomach is very important for the human body.
The stomach is connected to the esophagus, and the mouth. These are the areas of which the food begins digestion and transportation to the stomach. The stomach is also connected to the large and small intestine, which help “soak” up the nutrients from the food, and also ease with transportation of the food to the outside of the body.
The stomach, contains gastric pits, which produce pepsinogen and gastric lipase. These are enzymes that help digest the food. There are other digestive liquids such as hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride. All of these liquids have the primary focus of processing and breaking down the food that comes into the body. They also can help kill bacteria, and other harmful substances. Mucus, is another element, which plays a big role in coating the stomach, and protecting it. The mucus, helps protect the stomach from damage and bacteria that might be brought from the food.
Once, the food is broken down further, is taken to the small and large intestines, which further take in the nutrients, and make the remaining food dry, and ready to exit the body.
Like any other organ, the stomach also has some problems. They include:
- Stomach Flu
- Stomach Cramps
- Stomach Cancer
- Stomach Virus
These problems, through some permanent and temporary, can be prevented and even cured. To cure/prevent such issue, one should be very causes of what they eat, and the nutrients that they consume. By doing so, this can help them lead a healthy and happy life. The stomach is a vital organ in the body, that is crucial to one’s food/nutrient intake.