Taking care of your Ileocecal Valve
The ileocecal valve is a valve between your small and large intestines which is under nerve control. This valve holds material in your small intestine until digestion is complete. The small intestine can be considered the kitchen area of your bowel; it is where the major amount of food absorption takes place. When the process is complete, the material becomes waste to be removed from the kitchen area. At this time the ileocecal valve opens to allow the material to go into the large intestine, or the garbage area of your bowel.
Sometimes the valve fails to open properly. This causes the waste material to remain too long in the small intestine. Since the small intestine is where the major amount of food is absorbed, the body begins to absorb the toxic waste material, causing your entire system to become toxic. When your body is toxic, the weakest parts in your systems, organs, and muscles become more susceptible to problems. This is the reason so many varied symptoms can arise from a closed ileocecal valve.