Articles by Jan Modric

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Throat Anatomy: Throat Parts, Pictures

What Is the Throat? The throat comprises of air and food passageways lying behind the nasal cavity and mouth and in the neck. It consists (from the top to the bottom) of the pharynx, epiglottis, larynx (voice box with vocal cords) and the upper part of the esophagus and trachea (Picture 1). Picture 1: Throat parts: >> Read More ...

Appendix Pain (Location) and Surgical Removal (Appendectomy)

Where Is Appendix Located? Appendix is usually located in the right lower abdomen, between the navel and the upper part of the pelvic bone (Picture 1). The exact location differs from person to person, but is usually at or few inches around the McBurney’s point – two thirds of distance between the navel and >> Read More ...

Pain Under Left Rib Cage

What Can Cause Pain Under the Left Ribs? Pain under the left rib cage can arise from any organ in the left upper abdomen or chest, spine, or the left ribs themselves. In otherwise healthy people, spleen irritation and gas built in the colon are main causes of pain under the lower left ribs. Pain can be also >> Read More ...

Fiber Supplements, Fiber Laxatives

What Are Fiber Supplements? Fiber supplements contain dietary fiber or synthesized fiber-like substances that increase bulk of the stool. They mostly contain indigestible carbohydrates. Several types and brands exist. They are available over the counter (OTC) in various forms, including powder, >> Read More ...

Natural Dietary Fiber Content

What Is Natural Dietary Fiber? Natural dietary fiber is dietary fiber naturally present in the food or extracted from natural foods and added to other foods to increase their fiber content. In the later case it is called functional fiber. The aim of this article is to collect common fiber-related terms rather than make >> Read More ...

List of High Fiber Foods, Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Chart

What Is a High Fiber Food? Plant foods, in general, are rich in fiber. An amount of fiber and soluble/insoluble fiber varies from food to food. A commercial food product can be labeled as ‘High Fiber’, if it contains at least 5 g of fiber per serving. ‘Dietary Fiber’ on the Nutritional Facts Label >> Read More ...

Psyllium Husk Fiber

What Is Psyllium Fiber? Psyllium fiber is soluble dietary fiber, produced from the covering (husk) of seeds of Plantago ovata plant. When added to food and ingested, it absorbs water from the bowel, and thus makes the stool bulk and therefore easy to excrete. Psyllium Fiber Content 100 grams of Psyllium husk contains >> Read More ...
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