Writing Exercise #14


-stomach cancer

-cervical cancer

-irritable bowel syndrome

-inflammatory bowel disease





Most of the diseases that I listed in week one did not pertain as much to the gut as the ones I have listed here. But, there are a few similarities in the non-infectious diseases I listed in both posts. Some fo the similar diseases are asthma, cancer, and depression. The ones I failed to mention were one such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and allergies.

I think the most important topics I will take away from this course will be obesity and asthma, with obesity being the one that sticks with me the most. Obesity will probably stick with me the most because I wrote my final essay on it but it also has some of the most interesting mechanisms. The way that microbes can influence gut hormones is astonishing. Additionally, asthma is a disease that has been correlated with C-section births. I was born via C-section and also live with asthma so I wonder if this relationship was the cause of my asthma and look forward to future research on this topic.

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