Gastrointestinal Health & Digestive Problems

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Which organ is not part of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract?

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1. Why is your gastrointestinal (GI) tract an essential part of your body?

2. Sarah suffers from constipation. How can her digestion be improved?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A healthy digestive system promotes greater overall health in an individual. This quiz/worksheet combination will evaluate your knowledge of how to maintain gastrointestinal (GI) health, and shed light on some common GI problems that occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following:

  • Identifying an organ that isn't a part of the GI tract
  • Function of the GI tract
  • What ulcers, lactose intolerance, and reflux are related to
  • Fiber's role in digestive health

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gastrointestinal health
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase gastrointestinal tract
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the length of the GI tract

Additional Learning

You can find out more details concerning this system in the body with the lesson entitled Gastrointestinal Health & Digestive Problems. In this lesson, the instructor will:

  • Discuss the importance of prebiotics
  • Differentiate between proper exercise and excessive activity in maintaining GI health
  • Identify specific foods that help digestive health
  • Explain various digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease
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