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Doctor insights on: Can Always Eating Before Bed Lead To Digestive And Bowel Problems

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Can always eating before bed lead to digestive and bowel problems?

Can always eating before bed lead to digestive and bowel problems?

Sometimes yes: People who eat or drink before lying down often get reflux of some stomach contents back into the esophagus. Over the years, this causes irritation to the esophagus, because stomach contents is acidic. A person can then suffer heartburn symptoms. It is better to stay upright after eating until the stomach has emptied (about an hour later). The bowels (intestines) are probably not affected. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How long after acute onset of new pain + bowel problems (no prior Hx) should SCS implanted at S2 (racepinephrine) be removed? No lead breakage or device malfunction.

How long after acute onset of new pain + bowel problems (no prior Hx) should SCS implanted at S2 (racepinephrine) be removed?  No lead breakage or device malfunction.

See doctor: all pain should be evaluated you don't want to get too constipated because the straining can hurt your your back use of spinal cord stimulators should be managed by a pain specialist familiar with the device ...Read more

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Have loose bowel problems when eating ruffage. How can I eat healthy?

Have loose bowel problems when eating ruffage.  How can I eat healthy?

Eat less roughage: Roughage is good for you, it help your GI tract move, but in your case maybe a little too fast. Combine that with foods that slow things down some like rice, bananas, applesauce, and tea and other aspects of a healthy diet and hopefully things will balance out. ...Read more

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Which type of digestive and bowel problems can you have with diabetes?

Which type of digestive and bowel problems can you have with diabetes?

Nausea/vomiting: Many patient with long-term uncontrolled bs may develop gastroparesis (slowing of stomach emptying) which leads to nausea and vomiting can be severe. Also certain meds to control diabetes can result in nausea/vomiting or diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Can you advise for constipation/bowel problems?

Constipation : Most importantly, drink plenty of fluids. At least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is recommended. Add fiber to your diet such as bran, prunes and vegetables. Exercise everyday. If you continue to have a problem, add a fiber product such as Benefiber or Metamucil. ...Read more

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My son has iga defiency and bowel problems, what should we do?

My son has iga defiency and bowel problems, what should we do?

See doctor: If this has been present for some time, one needs to rule out a parasite infection in the guts since people with IgA deficiency are more susceptible to carry a certain parasite in the bowel. ...Read more

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Can anyone please suggest remedies for adhesion-related bowel problems?

Laparoscopic surgery: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Once you have bowel adhesions there is no good way to eliminate them. Laparoscopic surgery to free the adhesions can be done in many cases if there are significant symptoms. ...Read more

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When should I take first dose of bowel prep solution, a couple of hours before bed?

When should I take first dose of bowel prep solution, a couple of hours before bed?

Instuctions to follo: The bowel prep medicine(drinking solution) comes with Instructions which you should read carefully and try to follow.. You can start he medication like you have planned. It doe snot have to be timed perfectly, yet it takes 6-8 hours to clean up the bowel. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush. What is that?

My son has bowel problems and while at the doctors he said it could be a condition called hush. What is that?

More Information?: I think you may be referring to " thrush" but its hard to know with limited history. Can you put in more information regarding your son's medical history, with his age, and more detail, and we will answer! ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more