Conditions Affecting the Digestive System

I was a bit stuck on the 4 different conditions...I mix the diseases up so easily! I hope you find this useful :)

  • Created by: Aishwarya
  • Created on: 20-05-12 16:04

1. Cancer describes a disease characterised by...

  • growth of cells
  • progressive and uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
  • flattening of the villi
  • erosion of the stomach lining
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2. The only effective treatment for coeliac disease is...

  • surgical removal
  • high fibre diet
  • lifelong gluten-free diet
  • aspirin

3. The pouches in the colon of the large intestine are called...

  • Diverticula
  • Pouches
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Diverticulosis

4. The 2 main causes of peptic ulcers are...

  • Unhealthy diets and smoking
  • Low fibre diets and long-term consumption of alcohol
  • Long-term usage of drugs (e.g. aspirin) and Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Eating foods containing gluten (e.g. rye, wheat, barley) and saturated fats

5. There are 3 treatments for cancer. One of these is radiotherapy which involves...

  • using ionising radiation to destroy or slow down development of abnormal cells
  • using drugs (e.g. anti-cancer drugs) to destroy or stop the growth of tumour cells.
  • removing primary tumours surgically
  • antibiotics to clear the body of H.pylori


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