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In some people gluten can be really bad, triggering an immune response to attack the small intestine.
Your small intestine can perforate for a number of reasons, including an accidental cut during surgery.
For those with celiac disease, the ingestion of gluten causes an immune system reaction that attacks the small intestines.
Celiac causes the body to produce antibodies to gluten, which causes damage to the lining of the small intestine.
The vagus nerve, which also reaches down into the abdomen, plays many roles including slowing the heartbeat and controlling muscles of the small intestine.
There are dishes that people avoid, like chitterlings [a dish made from small intestines of a pig].
The researchers speculate that bacteria may invade pancreatic tumors by migrating from the duodenum, the top section of the small intestine.
He’d been diagnosed with intestinal malrotation — a rare condition in adults where the small intestine and large intestine begin to wrap around each other.
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: the long, narrow upper part of the intestine in which food is digested after it leaves the stomach
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