Digestion helps the body absorb nutrients from food for nourishment, energy and cell tissue repair, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK. Food must be broken down by... More »

Because owls eat their prey whole, they require a special digestive system consisting of a two-chambered stomach: the glandular stomach and gizzard. When an owl eats its prey, the prey first passes into the glandular sto... More »

Crayfish have a two-part stomach, with each stomach breaking apart food in a different manner. They also possess a digestive gland, sometimes called a liver, and an intestine that finishes the digestive process and excre... More »

The breakdown of foods such as beans and certain fruits and vegetables, combined with the swallowing of air, causes excessive gas in the digestive tract, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and ... More »

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Urodynamic testing for female urinary incontinence is a variety of procedures that evaluate the performance of the bladder, urethra and sphincters in storing and releasing urine, according to the National Institute of Di... More »

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Diabetics must consult diabetes educators or dieticians to determine how many carbohydrates to take in on a daily basis, as healthy amounts vary from person to person, reports the National Institute of Diabetes and Diges... More »

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A dialysis patient needs to avoid certain foods because certain foods can increase health complications, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. A dialysis patient should avoid ... More »

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