What is Peristalsis?

Peristalsis is a type of movement of contraction and relaxation of smooth muscles which help to move. In the intestines this Peristalsis movement propagates the food and helps food to pass through entire digestive tract. In reptiles this kind of movement helps to move ahead as we see in Earthworms. In Peristalsis movement circular muscles do contraction and relaxation in a wave like motion.

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I am feeling movements in my lower stomach - left side, since yesterday evening. There is no pain and top of the stomach I can see that...

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Likely intestinal movements

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Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Movements seen...

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Is diminished esophageal peristalsis life-threatening?

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this diminished peristalsis and all the...

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I previously lodged a question regarding my wife's presumed food poisoning from chicken about 3 weeks ago and the diagnosis was Gastroenteritis....

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It will take almost 2 weeks to fully recover.

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