Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Normal gut contractions carry food along the digestive system from the mouth hole to the rectum and promote nutritional supplement absorption. Peristalstic compressions occur when the gut's muscular layers and the nerves placed in them work together in unison. Abnormalities in various organ systems, such as the central nervous system, mitochondrial illnesses, muscular dystrophies, and others, can cause gut motility problems. The components of the parasympathetic, cognitive, and enteric divisions of the gastrointestinal system are better understood with neurogastroenterology.