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describe the digestion process for lettuce

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It sure can: Recurrently binging and vomiting food can result in esophageal and stomach inflammation or injury -- which definitely harms your digestion. Also bloa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Describe bad digesti: What do you consider "eating healthy" describe your symptoms of "bad digestion" be more specific. How often do you have bowel movements hard or so ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
39 years experience General Practice
Transit Time: Digestion depends on food being in contact with digestive secretions and the intestinal surface long enough to be broken down and absorbed. Things li ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Big part: Digestion starts with good chewing & allowing saliva to do its part.Once food is in the stomach, stomach acid continues to work to break the food down ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The small and lower intestines are responsible for the absorption of many of the nutrient's in food. The stomach does help break down food and store ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Tube in suck out : A large tube is placed from your mouth into your stomach and then suction is applied.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
peristalsis: Peristaltic movements move the food in process throughout intestine. They are a normal phenomenon with certain characteristics.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fiber: Fiber products like psyllium provide bulk for good bowel movements but, in my opinion, do not promote better gastric emptying in those patients who ha ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Carbohydrates: All of them. To lose weight one must limit their calories and limit the carbohydrates they eat.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: good & bad: In some ways, 'yes' diarrhea can be good -since the body is dumping out the toxin, germ or whatever caused the diarrhea. On the other hand, some germs ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Usually: One of the beauties & wonders of the human body!
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Seriously damaging: The one common food that can cause bloody stools is gluten in people that have celiac disease (relatively rare conditions). Other than that it would h ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Protective lining: The stomach lining contains cells known as Foveolar cells, which produce mucous which lines the inside of the stomach and protects it against the enzy ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Aerobic exercise: Unfortunately, there is no way to spot reduce fat in an area of the body. Herbal supplements won't do this either. Aerobic activity is the most effi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Colon Prep: This test measures pressure in colon and muscle contraction. It usually requires colonic prep with colon cleansing and IV drip placement. See attached ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Cut the calories: Best is exercise and low calorie diet, watching the amount of carbohydrates and foods with low glycemic index.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Both are fine: Our bodies were designed to be able to get nutrition from food even before we learned to cook. Life's already difficult enough without people making p ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No: Green stool never means cancer.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Same as usual: More protein than carbs or fat.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No : There should be no connection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: As yet celiac disease is treated with a glutein free diet. The food companies have become aware or the problem so that today there more glutein free f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sometimes: Diverticulosis/ diverticulitis may be exacerbated by popcorn, although there is much argument about whether this is really true. The butter added is m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Legal not medical: This is a question that needs to be answered by an attorney. Would probably also depend on whether is is temporary or perminent colostomy

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