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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially. The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system, can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the worst disease that affects the digestive system?

Which is the worst disease that affects the digestive system?

The worst....: Is probably cancer. After that I would put Chron's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. All three of these are life threatening. Most other digestive diseases are uncomfortable but usually not life threatening. ...Read more

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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these: Links. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/. ...Read more

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How can stress affect the digestive system?

Stress and digestion: There are rich interconnections between brain and gut, with brain-related neurotransmitters controlling intestinal activity. Prolonged stress can disrupt this, leading to diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Changes in blood flow can lead to breakdown and disrepair of the gut's protective mucous layer -- making intestinal walls more vulnerable to existing h pylori & acid effects. ...Read more

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How does stress affect your digestive system?

How does stress affect your digestive system?

MANY WAYS: Stress can commonly have an impact on GI system due to acid release and also medicated by serotonin. Exercise and good diet and rest can help. ...Read more

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Can your lower back being out affect your digestive system and cause pain?

Can your lower back being out affect your digestive system and cause pain?

Not directly: But if you are taking lots of narcotic pain medication such as vicodin, norco, or codeine, it might cause constipation and cramps. If you are taking nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) it might cause gastritis. ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

Digestive system: There are many hormones that can have a bad effect on the digestive system. That can happen when a particular hormone level is high or low. What problems are you having with your digestive system? Are you gaining weight? Losing weight? Blood pressure and pulse OK? Etc. Please see your doctor without waiting too long. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect your digestive system?

Many diseases: Many different digestive diseases are associated with obesity like acid reflux, esophagitis, hiatal hernias, malabsorbtion, gall bladder diseases. .... And many other diseases. ...Read more

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Why are iron pills bad for men. Does it affect there digestive system?

Iron pills: Are only needed, for both men and women, only if one is low on iron.
It is imperative to discover the reason for iron deficiency.
Iron commonly causes gastrointestinal symptoms.
This should all be under the supervision of your doctor.
Too much iron is unhealthy. ...Read more

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Could a high level of vitamin B12 affect the digestive system in the body?

Could a high level of vitamin B12 affect the digestive system in the body?

The other way around: Vitamin B12 is not known to be toxic in any amount. However, one of the causes of high blood levels of B12 is liver disease including hepatitis ; cirrhosis. Liver disease certainly affects the digestive system. But it is not high B12 that causes liver disease but liver disease that can cause high B12 levels. As I mentioned earlier, other causes of high B12 include kidney disease ; blood disorders. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

Here are some...: In the early stage of colon cancer, the patients would not feel any change in digestive system unless having chronic inflammation. In its later stage, seeing blood in stool and blocking bowel passage may occur and be expected. After its related surgery if needed, patients may have some change in GI function from colon resection or colostomy. More? Ask Doc timely... ...Read more

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How does a peanut allergy affect your digestive system?

How does a peanut allergy affect your digestive system?

EoE: Food allergy, including peanut allergy, is associated with allergic gastrointestinal disorders, such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). This is a less common complication from peanut ingestion but if you are having frequent issues with trouble swallowing, getting food stuck in throat, vomiting, uncontrolled heartburn/GERD then see an Gastroenterologist and Allergist for further workup/ evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it really that bad to drink alcohol? How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Depends: The question is how much alcohol? Low doses of alcohol (1 standard drink/day in women and elderly, 2 per day in men) causes little or no problems in most people, and may actually increase the good cholesterol (hdl). Larger doses cause many problems, mostly to our ability to live with others successfully and navigate life's pathways, but also to the heart, liver, GI tract and every other organ. ...Read more

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