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How come my body not digest food properly?

How come my body not digest food properly?

Malabsorption.: Inadequate digestion can have some definable cause — gallbladder, pancreas, small intestines, stomach. You require some testing. ...Read more

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I have prob of stomic so can't digest food properly?

I have prob of stomic so can't digest food properly?

GI doctor needed: Digesting food properly is important of course. A GI doctor would be the specialist to help diagnose your condition, so a treatment can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my liver cause me to not digest food properly?

Can my liver cause me to not digest food properly?

Yes: Liver makes bile, a digestive detergent. If there is abnormality in production, storage and transport of bile, could affect digestion. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis what is the quickest way to get over this? Also, will it cause me to not digest food properly?

I was diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis what is the quickest way to get over this? Also, will it cause me to not digest food properly?

Mesenteric adenitis: This condition, where the lymph nodes in the abdomen are swollen, does not have a specific "cure", and thus not really any specific ways to get over it "quickest". You have to go with the old-fashioned advice of getting extra rest, reducing stress, increase water intake. And yes, because the inflammation of the nodes occurs close to the intestines, it is not unusual for digestion problems to occur. ...Read more

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I have very poor digestive system. My stomach couldn't digest food properly. My age 23 and weight is 45 kg.?

I have very poor digestive system. My stomach couldn't digest food properly. My age 23 and weight is 45 kg.?

You might try...: 1st,see a Doctor. It sounds like you have a malabsorbtion syndrome which could be parasites, infections, dietary intolerances, or inflammatory diseases. You need stool studies, and blood work. In the mean time I suggest an elimination diet. Eliminating all dairy&all gluten, then reintroduce if you are feeling better. This leaves potatoes, rice, corn, meat, fruits, and vegetables. Try to cook all u eat. ...Read more

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I am feeling nauseous and dizzy and have been having trouble sleeping and digesting food properly. My energy level is really low all the time.

I am feeling nauseous and dizzy and have been having trouble sleeping and digesting food properly. My energy level is really low all the time.

Need an exam: I would like to give you some advice but the symptoms you describe can be done to many causes. Without knowing your medical history and being able to ask you questions it's not possible to give you meaningful advice. If your symptoms continue please see your physician. ...Read more

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How to digest my food properly?

How to digest my food properly?

Not sure what you: Mean. Your body will take care of digestion. While you should try to chew your food as good as possible, keep hydrated, minimize processed foods, make sure you are consuming fiber and keep active, even if you aren't great about these things, your body's natural mechanisms will still allow for pretty reasonable digestion. ...Read more

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I'm not digesting my food properly, what are ways to help with this?

I'm not digesting my food properly, what are ways to help with this?

Stomach issues: Feeling of poor digestion of food might be caused by various reasons. The most common ones: acid reflux, gastric ulcer, gallbladder stones or slowness, to mention a few. It is wise to eat low fat diet, low irritant diet(caffeine, sauces, spices) to keep symptoms under control. If symptoms are severe or worse associated with vomiting, diarrhea, fever it is advised to see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have issues with digesting my foods properly & constipation after a myomectomy 2.5yrs ago. I had a 5lbs fibroid resting on my rectum. Any ideas on y?

Have issues with digesting my foods properly & constipation after a myomectomy 2.5yrs ago. I had a 5lbs fibroid resting on my rectum. Any ideas on y?

Try high fiber diet.: Lots of water and fiber can help move things along better. There is also some evidence to support adding probiotics to your diet. Finally, it may be helpful to rest your feet on a low stool while you are sitting on the toilet, as this may alter the angle of the rectum, and avoid excessive straining. ...Read more

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Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Will the medicine that blocks stomach acid hinder me from properly digesting food?

Yes: Too little acid in the stomach can feel like too much acid in the intestinal tract. If there is not enough acid passing into the GI tract to trigger the release of bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) there will be too much acid and it will burn or become inflamed. ...Read more

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What food is easy to digests?

What food is easy to digests?

Depends: A normal healthy person can easily digest all usual foods. For good health have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco and do not take any more than one drink/day. ...Read more

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How can I digest my food faster.

How can I digest my food faster.

What's the hurry?: Why would you want to hasten your digestion? Are you feeling bloated, or are you not eliminating regularly? These could be similar or different physiological issues, and it would be best to talk with your own doctor about any digestive problems you might be having. If you're having no problems but you just want to hurry, i respectfully suggest learning to appreciate your body's natural timing. ...Read more

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How long does food take to digest?

How long does food take to digest?

Depends: It depends on the food. Lower fiber foods tend to be digested quickly; alcohol, can be directly absorbed through the stomach. Fiber, on the other hand, is never digested and just travels through the gut until it exits. ...Read more

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How long does it take to digest food?

Variable: It depends on the individual, what you've eaten(and even your gender), but around six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. It can then take another 20-50 hours to move through the large intestine. ...Read more

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What foods are the easiest to digest?

What foods are the easiest to digest?

Elemental diet: Combination Amino Acids glucose not exactly the most palatable but no digestion required. ...Read more

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How long does it take for food to digest?

How long does it take for food to digest?

Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small intestine in 6-8 hours, when it enters the large intestine for further absorption. Then it may take on average 33 hours for men and 47 hours for women to pass, but again, this is variable. Children may take around 33 hours from end to end. ...Read more

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Wondering why won't food digest correctly for me?

Wondering why won't food digest correctly for me?

Many reasons: From abnormal motility(movement through the intestinal tract) to impaired enzyme secretion. It's a bit hard to say without more information behind your case. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to digest food?

Milk versus Meat: Milk digests in about 3 hours
protein in meat digests more slowly and can take up to six hours to digest.
Higher fatty foods digest more slowly as well.
Carbohydrates digest faster than protein- especially if the carbohydrates are processed like white flour. Fiber slows the digestive process and is better for the slower absorption of sugar unto the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the process of how food is digested?

Can you tell me the process of how food is digested?

Too complicated: To answer if this limited 400 character response. It starts in your mouth with enzymes in your saliva and finishing with the final absorption of water in your colon before you have a bowel movement and "poop" out the waste. Look into this website below for a comprehensive but understandable description of the process:
http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/your-digestive-system ...Read more

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Hey what kind of food good for strong digestion? Thanks

Hey what kind of food good for strong digestion? Thanks

Try ginger: Like perhaps ginger tea. Peppermint tea also works. Preferably without added caffeine. A balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables void of fast foods will also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what foods are easy to digest please!

Can anyone tell me what foods are easy to digest please!

Soft carbs: Generally soft foods that are mostly carbohydrates like farina or cream of wheat, rice pudding (but avoid if you have lactose intolerance), toast and tea. ...Read more

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My food is taking very long to digest what is the problem?

My food is taking very long to digest what is the problem?

See GI doctor?: You may have a bowel motility issue and fatty foods tend to reduce it further. Try exercising regularly and eating less fatty foods and see if these measures help. If not, see a GI doctor to find out what the problem may be. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anyway to digest food faster?

Not particularly: Some foods digest more quickly than others, like liquids and simple carbohydrates. But besides varying what you eat, your body is quite good at regulating things to optimize digestion. ...Read more

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I am unable to digest regular food. What could be the cause?

I am unable to digest regular food. What could be the cause?

Incomplete info: What are your symptoms? Have you had unintended weight loss; vomiting; diarrhea; anemia? What makes you think that you are unable to digest food? ...Read more

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Is chewing food more thoroughly really beneficial to your digestion?

Is chewing food more thoroughly really beneficial to your digestion?

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

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What causes food to not get all the way through the digestion process?

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

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