A decrease in hydrochloric acid causes a decrease in absorption of iron and B12, whereas an increase in intestinal bacteria actually causes diarrhea.
Placing the client on the right side with legs straight, prone with the torso elevated, or bent over with hands touching the floor wouldn’t allow proper visualization of the large intestine.
Hepatitis B is caused by blood and sexual contact with an infected person.
Hepatitis C is usually caused by contact with infected blood, including receiving blood transfusions.
Antacids don’t work in the large or small intestine or in the esophagus.
Peritonitis decreases intestinal motility and causes intestinal distention. A classic sign of peritonitis is a sudden, diffuse, severe abdominal pain that intensifies in the area of the underlying causative disorder (such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, or a strangulated obstruction).