Diseases in the digestive system can cause problems absorbing foods, leading to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies.
Digesting and absorbing nutrients is dependent on many different factor and the process begins in the oral cavity when saliva meets the food. This process continues through the stomach area and throughout the intestines. Sometimes, the digestive process is damaged or harmed – either due to a congenital disorder, allergies or intolerance or inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s diseases. Nutrition plays a vital role in these situations.
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