Digestive System Diagram

digestive system diagram

A Digestive System Diagram does more than simply help you see the various parts of the human digestive system.

As you learn about and understand the different parts of the digestive system, you'll see why good digestive health is so important and necessary for a healthy life.

Each organ that takes part in the digestion process has a specific job to do. If one aspect of the digestion process is not working properly or one organ isn't doing its job, all the other parts can be affected.

Eventually you'll know when improper digestion occurs because you will start to experience the symptoms of poor digestion.

If you fail to notice or take action to improve the situation (and not just mask your symptoms with antacids, etc), the rest of your body will also be negatively affected. 

When the digestive process is inhibited you will fail to absorb the nutrients that your body needs to build healthy new cells, repair damaged cells and function at its optimum level. 

This is why understanding the human digestive system is so important.

Various Digestive System Diagrams

There are a few different types of diagrams of the digestive system that I want to show you.  Let's begin with the fundamentals.

human digestive system diagram

In this first diagram you'll see the basic major parts of the digestive system. They include:

  • mouth
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • pancreas
  • gall bladder
  • liver
  • small intestine
  • large intestine
  • rectum

Digestion actually starts in the mouth. Your saliva glands produce digestive enzymes that begin the digestive process. Each action sends signals to the next part of the body to prepare them for the job ahead.

I think it is truly amazing the way God made us. A favorite verse of mine, penned by King David, expresses my own thoughts quite eloquently.

Psalm 139:14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

This second diagram of the digestive system below shows you all the many areas of the body that can develop problems as a result of poor digestive health.

diagram of colon problems

When you have trouble somewhere else, it can often be traced back to an improper function of the digestive tract. This diagram may be used to help you determine a possible cause for some of the symptoms you may be experiencing.

This final diagram is to illustrate the various diseases of the digestive system itself. Did you ever imagine there were so many possibilities?

diseases of the digestive system diagram

At the very least, I hope these digestive system diagrams will serve to help you recognize the importance of good digestive system health.

Learning to care for your digestion process by proper eating, healthy living, and good quality nutritional supplements will serve you well in preventing many of the digestive disorders that so many people face.

If you are already someone who suffers from one of these digestive diseases, you may find some measure of healing through better care of your digestive health.

To your good health!

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