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Peristalsis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Movement: Peristalsis helps the food move through the digestive tract so it can be digested properly. It also aids in crushing the food as it is propelled forwa ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
It slows down: The generalized loss of muscle tone causes food to move more slowly along the digestive tract.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Vomit: It is a fancy medical term for vomiting. Peristalsis is the normal slow motion of the gastrointestinal tract that moves food along to be absorbed. W ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
These can: Aerobic exercise is a great way of increasing peristalsis. Enough water and fiber in your diet has this effect too. Ginger works. For a spastic co ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract. Peristalsis is also seen in the tubular organs tha ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Peristalsis: Peristalsis refers to the natural movement of contents of the bowel due to contraction of the muscles of the intestines. If peristalsis is too fast, y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Simplistically...: Movement of gut contents due to muscular activity of the GI tract is defined as "peristalsis." If your's is excessive, acutely increased, or interferi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Movement in pelvis: Sensation of movement in pelvis can be due to many reason, for example: enlarged uterus due to fibroids, adenomyosis, constipation, bladder contractio ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Peristalsis/fosamax: Fosamax (alendronate) is given with a full glass water ,while standing not lying down, with instruction not to lay down for 30 minutes due to its pot ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
53 years experience Gastroenterology
Esophagus: This could possibly indicate a disease called scleroderma or achalasia .Bolth can lead to serious consequences and should be ruled out.
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