We should feel more pity for our guts.

I often forget that my intestine isn’t the bad guy in my life.

Poor intestine is attacked and damaged every day by our crazy immune system.

So I’m here to say: Sorry for blaming you esophagus, stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum and colon.

You’re such brave guys.

I love you.

Don’t give up fighting.

Project: “empathise with your intestine” part I
Esophageal replacement

The esophagus, which is a 25 cm muscular tube, that connects the pharynx to the stomach, allows food to be transported from the oral cavity to the gastrointestinal tract for further digestion. When cancers or other diseases affect the esophagus and cause its need for removal, there is a natural source of replacement, the jejunum.

YES. This is the second part of the small intestine, following the duodenum but due to its structure and location it can be substituted as an esophagus in function. Such surgery can last anywhere from 5 to 9 hours, depending on technique, skill level, and obstacles faced.

Sites of incision.   Separation of jejunum.  Formation of substernal canal.


The jejunum is placed substernally (directly under the sternum) or through the mediastinum, in order to protect the jejunum, and avoid any sort of damage to it, by being too superficial, i.e. patient below. 


Normally after 8-10 days the patient can begin to eat solid foods, and the jejunum takes over the roles of the prior esophagus.

Science Scunday: Jejunum

Jejunum: interjection. 1) Used to break the news to a person named Junum, as Junum is rather unlucky.

Person 1: “Jejunum, I don’t know how to tell you this, but that steak you ate was your uncle Harry.”

Junum: “I KNEW IT!”

Jejunum: n. 2) The middle section of the small intestine in most higher vertebrates, including mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Doctor 1: “Jejunum, I don’t know how to tell you this, but that steak you ate is lodged pretty tight in your jejunum.”

Junum: “I KNEW IT!”

anonymous asked:

az a sietős, alapvető hénr, amivel szaladtál a laci bácsi jejunumáig föltolni a nyelvedet - természetesen teljes fogalom nélkül-, az egyik leggyönyörűbb példája a csicskareblognak az utóbbi hónapokban, cimbora.

hat sajnalom, most mit csinaljak

A tube?!

Yes! I have something in my nose called a nasogastric tube, or ng tube for short. This tube goes through my nose, down into my throat, and into my stomach. I am then attached to a pump that periodically pumps a liquid diet into my stomach. If I feel hungry, I can speed it up, or if I feel sick I can slow it down. I usually run my tube at about 80-100mL an hour.

I have explained the ng tube, but there are also different types of tubes. a nasojejunal feeding tube is a tube that bypasses everything including up to the stomach, all the way to the jejunum, or the middle part of the small intestine. From what I know, these have to be placed surgically. 

There is also one called a gastric tube, or simply a g tube. This one does not go through the nose, but rather is placed on the skin where the stomach is, and the food gets through from there (this isn’t a very good explanation, sorry)

I know I have missed a few, and the explanations are not very good. Here is a site with more information.

There are over 300 reasons for someone to get a tube. The most common ones are for being born prematurely and anorexia nervosa. But assuming is the worst you can do. If your see someone with a tube, ask them about it! Chances are they will be glad you came up to them, and will be happy to answer any questions. If you do get the chance, make sure to thank them for their time.

Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass For Obesity Solutions

Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure which is prescribed for the treatment of Morbid Obesity i.e. body mass index greater than 40, type 2 diabetes and other co morbid conditions. It leads to marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach.

The surgery is divided in two halves in the first half the stomach is divided into two parts a small upper pouch it will be reduced in size and will take the size of a walnut and can hold only an ounce of food thus reducing in the appetite and a much larger “remnant” pouch.

In the second step the parts of stomach is joined by a part of the small intestine (jejunum) to a small hole in your pouch. Through this the food eaten will take the path from the pouch will enter in the new connected intestine and thus resulting in lesser absorption of calories from the food.

The patients whoever undergoes this surgery see a dramatic weight loss and this kind of weigh loss in an obese or a morbidly obese person also results in many other health improvements caused by obesity as diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure. These improvements can at last leads a normal, fuller and a confident life by the patients.

L: now can someone explain to us how digestion occurs in the duodenum and not in the jejunum?
Crowd: silent
L: anyone taking NUT111A?
-points to A and me-
L: I know you guys are, I saw you two at the midterm.
A and me: ughhhhbhhhbbbbbvghhgggrhshdhahfjajfhhabdjs