THE FORMATION OF FAECES & DEFAECATION

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BACTERIA & DEAD CELLS) PASSES THRU CAECUM BY PERISTALSIS – WATER ABSORBED CAUSING IT TO BE MORE SOLID WHEN IT REACHES RECTUM.UNDIGESTED FOOD RESIDUE (CELLULOSE.HARDENS INTO SEMI-SOLID (FAECES) & WHEN FULL THRU CONTRACTION – FORCE OUT FAECES = DEFEACATION .FIBRES. EXCRETORY PRODUCTS-BILE PIGMENT.

Conversion of cellulose to simple sugars 2. Synthesis of vitamin B12 & Vitamin K .ROLE OF MICROORGANISMS 1.

Excess antibiotics .ANTIBIOTICS . .Less vitamins will be synthesised .Used to treat diseases caused by bacteria .Useful bacteria is also killed.

Help to absorb water . Prevent constipation .Softens the faeces & facilitates movement 3. Gives bulk to the intestinal content .Ease the movement of faeces .facilitates the grip & movement 2.IMPORTANCE OF FIBRE DIET 1.

PROBLEMS RELATED TO DEFAECATION 1. Constipation .

2. COLON CANCER .

3. HAEMORRHOIDS .

EVALUATING EATING HABITS 1. GASTRITIS 2. OBESITY 3. BULIMIA . ANOREXIA NERVOSE 4.

1. GASTRITIS Eating habits Empty stomach – secretes more gastric juice Corrodes the wall of the stomach Gastritis – if left untreated leads to ulcer .

obesity Excessive body weight Food rich in carbohydrates & fats .2.

Anorexia nervosa Feel that they’re fat & not attractive Eating disorder Fear of being overweight .3.

emot ional & mental disturbances .malnutrition. Bulimia Bad eating habits Eat excessively * vomitting Suffers weight loss.4.

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