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Bile Helps The Digestion Of What Foods
My digestion is not proper.Food particles can be seen n stool.Am taking enough food but feeling tired everytime.And vomiting yellow bile in morning.
Inadequate data: Do you have weight loss? Are the food particles vegetable such as corn and celery or do you see other food particles? How long have you had morning vomiting? Is it associated with nausea? Do you have any chronic diseases, take any medications or over the counter supplements, or have you had any abdominal surgeries? Are your menses regular and predictable? We need more data. Symptomatic therapy ok. ...Read more
How to stop green bile vomit and fast function of intestine/Digestion after rectum removal surgery? On NG+drips,Nutrition still in hospital. CT clear.
I have heard that if a gallbladder is not functioning properly the bile can back up and pour into places that it is not supposed to, can somebody elaborate on this condition, and what effect it might have on digestion?
Bad Gallbladder: If the gallbladder doesn't function bile usually doesn't back up to badly, but it can-this would normally flow into the liver and blood. Most commonly gallbladder issues cause pain, especially after eating a fatty meal. The pain is usually in the abdominal region or can be referred to the left shoulder. ...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
It's an burning sensation on the left an right sides of my upper abdomen, could there be something wrong with my digestion or lack of B12 protein help?
See a GI doctor: Or your family doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a rarity in the usa among anyone with a reasonable diet. You need to see a professional and bring with you a complete list of all symptoms and their timing and relationship to meals or anything else. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
No food will : Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more
Depends: On the digestion issue, e.G gas, bloat, or cramps, or nausea, or diarrhea, or constipation, or pain (location is a factor). In general, avoid fried greasy, spicy foods, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Some are sensitive to the carbohydrates in dairy, or grains and beans. Some have issues withe proteins in wheat and some other grains. Avoid carbonated beverages, sugarless gum ( sorbitol). See a doc, rd. ...Read more
Indigestion: Sometimes indigestion is due a condition known as heart burn. Start with your diet. Watch carbohydrates especially how they are combined with the rest of your food. Sometimes taking antacids will help. Sometimes the symptoms are due to disorders in the GI tract such as gerd, or gall bladder disease. If you are concerned about these, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possible.: It is absolutely necessary to chew food properly before you swallow as digestion begins in the mouth, when food gets mixed with saliva.The food also is properly pulverised so that stomach acid & other enzmes of intestine can act upon the food more readily, & hence this process helps i n proper digestion.If the food is not digested properly, it backs up in the system, & when you burp, bad breath occurs. ...Read more
I was reading about how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath happen because of it?
Usually a cause: There is usually a cause for bad breath. Proper oral hygiene and healthy dentition and gums is the most important. But meds, supplements, poor nutrition and leaking fillings and/or crowns (caps, ) can be sources. Get a thorough checkup. Brushing your tongue does help. You do not want to overuse breath mints, etc., because the sucking on the mints can cause problems over time. ...Read more
I'm passing food at an incredible rate sometimes in as little as 3 hours. What can I do to slow my digestion to allow for proper absorption?
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 more
Complex: Digestion is a complex process, but the simple view of it is that the upper digestive tract mostly mashes the food up, which allows the intestines to remove the nutrients mostly by the use of enzymes. As I said, it's much more complex than that, but that's the basics. Hope that helps. ...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
The gut: The intestinal track is an inherently "dirty" place. It is the body's waste disposal unit, and so is designed to not be clean. Our gut has a large number of helpful bacteria in it, without which we would have problems with digestion. So i would not be eager to "clean up" the gut. Digestion can be aided by foods with lots of fiber, and the drinking of water. ...Read more
Do PPI's stop all acid production or do you still have enough to digest food? Is digestion slowed down because of the reduction?
Not enough, yes: The intent of PPI therapy is to totally shut down acid production & they reduce acid up to 99%. This does interfere with digestion, preventing breaking down protein & decreasing absorption of minerals like calcium & magnesium as well as B12. Our bodies go to a lot of trouble to make HCl and reducing it has serious consequences. I advise not using PPI's for more than 3 mos. See http://bit.ly/1b1Avq ...Read more
Yes: Chewing food into smaller pieces and allowing the digestive enzymes to more effectively process the food is better for you for lots of reasons. ...Read more
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 like lactose intolerance, infections and food poisoning speed up transit time and things like opiate painkillers, old age, inactivity and lack of fiber prolong transit time. ...Read more
32!: There is no fixed number. It depends on the consistency, texture, and amount you bite off. Food should be chewed thoroughly enough to be the consistency of cooked oat meal. ...Read more
Depends: The correction depends on the nature of your problem with digestion. Please respond with a description of your specific symptoms so a good answer can be provided. . ...Read more
Not in400 characters: There are entire text books written about this topic, some of which are thousands of pages in length. Essentially, the body mechanically breaks food down, then uses chemical reactions and enzymes to absorb the nutrients, and then excretes the waste products in the stool. The detail involves how it does that with each different type of nutrient. Fascinating field! ...Read more
Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?
Me and my brother can't keep any food or liquid down. I'm getting hungry and puking bile so what should I do?
Risk forDehydration : You and your brother may be very sick and will be at risk for becoming dehydrated due tothe vomiting. Furthermore, the Ibuprofen that you listed as taking can make your stomach feel worse. I strongly recommend that you inform your parents and seek immediate medical attention at an urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more
Is there any way I can get my body to pass out food that I didn't use after digestion, without absorbing the calories in them?
Would be unnatural: For almost the entire human existence, food has been rather scarce. Our bodies are designed to absorb every bit of nutrition from the little food we have on Earth. It's only within the past 100 years that so many people are eating way too much. Undigested calories (food) coming out the butt smells disgustingly foul, and is the diarrhea seen in diseases of malabsorption such as short-gut syndrome. ...Read more
M south indian.Which foods are helpful in curing digestion problem?Some times it gets difficult for me to pass stool, then there will be pain on anus.
Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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