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Thibodaux, LA
A 17-year-old female asked:

Really full for 8 hours after a small meal & stomach pain/ bloating. i drink alot of water. could amount of water affect digestion?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: Drinking large amounts of water while eating a meal is not a good practice and leads to air swallowing which leads to gaseous discomfort. It also adds volume to stomach contents as well as diluting digestive enzymes too much.
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