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Running Head: CHLOE’S STORY 1 A.) Which serous membrane in Chloe’s abdomen most likely contains the greatest amount of adipose tissue? The greater omentum contains a considerable amount of adipose fat, located in the peritoneum; the visceral layer covers most of the organs. B.) What involuntary muscular process initiated by deglutition of water may cause Chloe pain?
Swallowing is the movement of food from the mouth into the Esophagus. The esophagus secretes mucus and transports the food to the stomach via peristalsis. C.) Why might reduction of the side of Chloe’s stomach reduce her acid reflux? Her stomach will not hold much food, so the acid produced will be reduced. With part of her stomach stapled, there are
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G.) Would absorption of nutrients be substantially altered in the small intestine following Chloe’s gastric bypass surgery? Yes, there are not a lot of foods to break down, plus the food is not broken down in the stomach naturally, so fewer nutrients are absorbed through the intestine. The stomach mechanically breaks down, and the bolus mixes with the secretions so the nutrients can be absorbed by the intestine because the foods weren’t properly being broken down, the digestive tract has been altered and it interferes with the absorption of vitamins and nutrients. The small intestine is the major site for chemical digestion and absorption and with the surgery affecting the intestine; the walls with the absorptive cells that absorb nutrients are disrupted. H.) Why is vitamin B12 deficiency a serious concern? Vitamin B12 is important in the growth of cells. The body needs the cells to carry oxygen and nutrients to the body. B12 also works with the nervous system function. It makes up are bodies genetic material, and is essential for the production of red blood cells.
The diet Chloe is following restricts her of the foods that are high in Vitamin B12. Meats and milk products.
CHLOE’S STORY 3 I.) With which complications should Chloe be concerned following the surgery? Gallstones, dumping syndrome, inflammation, hepatitis, dairy intolerance, hair
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