Biology

Question

According to the National Institute of Health, different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile. Gallstones are one of the most common causes of blocked bile ducts. Blocked bile ducts may also result from infection, cancer or internal scar tissue. Scarring can block the bile ducts, which can lead to liver failure. Based on the passage above, describe how blocked bile ducts would adversely affect digestion. In your answer be sure to describe the path that bile takes after leaving the liver

1 Answer

  • Blocked bile ducts would adversely affect digestion because it mostly passes through the digestive system. Bile is an important part of the body that is secreted by the liver to help the body digest fats. The bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gallbladder towards the pancreas and towards the duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine.
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