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Bile Helps The Digestion Of What Foods
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 into smaller packages to help remove the nutrients.Other parts of digestion happen after food has left the stomach and is exposed to other digestive juices from pancreas and gallbladder.Many hormones and chemicals interact.Good digestion needs all. ...Read more
Importance : Very important. Cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) produce amylase, trypsin and lipase to break your foods down better. Optimal signaling occurs when there is a low ph in the duodenal bulb. (i.e. Proper stomach acid production). 80-85% of your food is "digested by your pancreatic enzymes. (guyton). ...Read more
Liver: It is the largest chemical factory in the body so that besides making bile which is required to process your fats in your food, the liver changes the basic digested food compotents into proteins, complex fats and other essential products to help our body and helps detoxify other substances that may be harmful. ...Read more
None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the small intestine, the ph is higher rendering pepsin inactive in further digestion of proteins. Absorption of proteins occurs primarily in the small intestine. ...Read more
Healthy food: Your body will process any food you eat. There are many people who have food sensitivities and everyone is an individual. Avoid foods that bother you would be the best course of action; as always healthy eating avoid processed food is best. Many people have celiac disease (1%) of the population which is a sensitively to gluten protein should also consider this during food selection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbonated water: Carbonated water can help with bloating when it is sipped. ...Read more
Important hormone: Secretin is important in digestion. When stomach acid flows into the duodenum (small intestine) secretin is released. The secretin stimulates the pancreas to release bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which helps digest food. It also enhances the function of cck which is important in gallbladder function. Secretin is stopped from working when the ph of the stomach is blocked with certain medications. ...Read more
Yes: Improper digestion can mean different things. Vomiting anything on a regular basis is not normal. Bile is a yellow greenish bitter tasting fluid the liver makes. When a persons stomach is empty and they are flat bile can fill the stomach. That along with acid from the stomach can make you nauseous. Often acid reflux will add to this. Medicine like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) can help. If not c Doctor ...Read more
Cholecystokinin : the gallbladder and liver are regulated by cholecystokinin. Many other hormones also play a role. ...Read more
Digestion and anti-: Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods. Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections. ...Read more
Do Tums (calcium carbonate) cause indigestion due to lowering stomach pH ? Does this stop the release of enzymes in the small intestine b/c thechyme isn't acidic enough?
Not that way: Tums (calcium carbonate) act as antacid (for the acid already made), and will raise stomach ph. Small intestine is alkaline not acidic. Tums can cause constipation (all calcium supps can), gassiness, bloat, calcium carbonate can increase risk for kidney stones (calcium citrate won't-as much). Calcium also stimulates stomach to produce more acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have to be a toxic substance that causes significant damage to the lining of the gut. Bloody stools can be a sign of a serious problem caused by many things besides food. It would be a good idea to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomach's pH and this causes the enzyme?
Can you clarify?: The stomach ordinarily produces HCl lowering the pH and it is at this pH that the stomach enzymes work best. Further down, other enzymes are present that work at neutral pH. The stomach's acidity is largely about removing calcium from bits of bone. Does this answer your question? Best wishes. ...Read more
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