Male Digestive System Diagram 2021 | Male and Female Digestive system anatomy
In this video, we will introduce not only the Male Digestive System Diagram but also the anatomy and physiology of the male and female digestive system.
The human digestive system is the means by which tissues and organs receive nutrients to function. The system breaks down food, extracts nutrients from it, and converts these into energy.
The largest parts of the digestive system include:
The esophagus is a hollow organ in the neck and chest area that connects the mouth and stomach. Muscles here propel food to the stomach.
The stomach is a large organ that holds and digests food through a mixture of enzymes and acids. Food remains here for fewer than four hours.
This organ helps filter toxins from the blood and produces bile, which helps break down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
This sac-like organ stores bile produced by the liver and then releases it as necessary.
This organ produces insulin, which aids in breaking down sugars.
- Small intestine
The small intestine receives food from the stomach and begins to break down the food while absorbing the majority of its nutrients.
- Large intestine
The large intestine is filled with billions of harmless bacteria that turn food into feces while removing water and electrolytes for the body’s use.
At the end of the large intestine, this small space is a temporary storage area for feces.
The anus is the external opening of the rectum where feces are expelled.
So, what are the differences between the female and male digestive systems?
It turns out that women’s bodies differ from men’s in more ways than just the obvious. It’s easy to distinguish them physically, and the presence of different reproductive systems is a clear difference, but so are the digestive systems. Although both male and female digestive systems are very similar, they do have enough differences to cause reactions to food, medications, and even a difference when it comes to making bowel movements. While some of these comparisons are a result of hormones, others are a result of physical make-ups, and others are a result of pregnancy and childbirth.
The male digestive system and female digestive system’s main purpose is to take food from the mouth, travel through the body, where some of the food is digested and absorbed into your system, and the remainder of the food is broken down and eliminated through the bowel movements. Even this basic process differs for women compared to men. A Mayo Clinic study showed that it actually took significantly longer for women to digest food than men. The study marked the average time it took to digest food in 21 healthy people, showing that it took 33 hours for men versus 47 hours for women.
A sluggish digestive system can negatively impact the health of the whole body, so it’s important to learn how to keep your digestive system healthy. Unfortunately, it is easy to take for granted, particularly when busy lifestyles demand quick food choices.
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