We receive nutrients and energy from food. Not only our vigor and general state, but also functioning of all organs and systems depend on how properly our digestive system functions.
Digestive process starts from the moment when we put food to our mouth. As we chew food, salivary enzymes already work on its processing, after what food gets to our stomach. In the stomach food continues undergoing mechanical and chemical processing. Then in gets to the intestine, which is a real chemical laboratory. Enzymes split food into separate components: proteins, fats and carbohydrates, give them a corresponding form for transportation. Villi on intestinal walls absorb nutrient elements and transfer them into blood which distributes those “bricks”, required for functioning of the body, to all organs and tissues. Unused remnants of food get into the large intestine and then are excreted outside through the rectum.
If to view digestion as a whole, it becomes clear that it is an amazing streamlined multistage process. That’s exactly why it is important to start treating gastrointestinal diseases in time, as disorder in one organ may cause failure of the entire digestive system.
After oral administration ursodeoxycholic acid decreases the cholesterol saturation of bile, inhibiting its absorption in the intestine and reducing the secretion of cholesterol in bile.
Antiulcer drug, Histamine H2-receptor antagonist
Drug for treatment of peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease