Unit D

Module 6 ~ Lesson 3

Health and the Digestive System

There is a strong relationship between your overall health and the nutritional decisions you make in life. Proper and balanced nutrition is the only way to provide your body with the energy to perform activities such as muscle contraction, cell growth, and cell repair. Since the end result of digestion is the absorption of nutrients, salts, and water, most disorders of the digestive system affect either the nutritional state of the body or its salt and water content. A healthy diet and lifestyle can prevent some disorders with medical technology diagnosing and treating more serious disorders.

In this lesson, the following question will be examined:

  • How does technology provide solutions or limitations to the treatment of disorders affecting the digestive system?