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Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Large range of possibilities: There are a large range of possibilities that could cause that to be occurring. First, some ulcers can make people feel a hunger type of pain. You should make sure your doctor has checked for this. Also, depending on what you are eating, some people have postprandial hypoglycemia, which just means that sugar levels fall after eating, causing the hunger. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Nucific Bio X4 Support Digestive Enzymes?

Nucific Bio X4 Support Digestive Enzymes?

Nucific Bio X4: According to BIO X4’s product label, the supplement contains:

Probiotic Blend: 4 billion CFU per capsule – Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, B. animalis.
Digestive Enzyme Blend: 88mg – Amylase (from Aspergilus Oryzae), Bromelain, Lipase (from Rhizopus Oryzae).
Weight Management Blend: 100mg – Green Tea Extract (50% EGCG)
Craving Control Blend: 166mg – Caralluma Fimbriata Extract ...Read more

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Why does digestive enzymes cause flatuation?

Why does digestive enzymes cause flatuation?

Breakdown/ferment: Breakdown of dietary media without a slow digestion leads to decr absorption of nutrients and hence fermentation of semidigested food/ leading to flatus. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

Depends: If you have trouble digesting carbohydrates and fats take pancreatic enzymes with meals. If protein gives you trouble, too, take them with betaine hcl which turns into hydrochloric acid in your stomach. If you have burning or even warming in your stomach after taking these, stop the betaine hcl. ...Read more

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What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

Unless packaged...: ...to resist stomach acid, any ingested digestive enzyme in your food will be substantially inactivated by the acid of your stomach to be of any real value to you. Sorry, but a great question! ...Read more

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Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Yes, if needed: A toddler should not need digestive enzyme supplements unless they have cystic fibrosis or pancreatic disease. People with cystic fibrosis have safely taken digestive enzyme supplements for their entire lives. ...Read more

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Please look at my info - need advice on whether digestive enzymes might help my condition.

I am sorry: I couldn't find u information, but may be it is better to discuss this with u pcp since he knows u condition. ...Read more

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Whaat are digestive enzymes and what does it mean to have low digestive enzymes? What can I do to fix it?

Enzymes are catalyst: Digestive enzymes help with the digestion ; absorption of food and other things, we eat. They are mainly present in the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, etc. Having low enzymes mean having less amounts of enzymes than needed for digestion and absorption. Enzymes are available in the form of pills or capsules. Finding and treating the cause of low enzymes is most important. ...Read more

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Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals? Any disadvantages?

Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals? Any disadvantages?

Pancreas: You only take digestive enzymes when your pancreas or intestine not working they are prescribed when there is dficiency and malabsorption. Advantage is to replenish. The disadvantages of taking them on normal body are nausea, bloating, gas, allergy, diarrhea and bleed. Excess of every thing is bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is taking digestive enzymes safe? Would it cause any dependency issues?

Enzymes: They are safe. No, you would not be dependent on them unless your body fails to make a specific enzyme. If this was in fact the case, then you would find that you would have difficulty digesting certain foods without the enzymes. A common example is lactose deficiency. Those that are deficient find it very unpleasant to try and consume dairy without lactaid tablets. ...Read more

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Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Digestive enzymes: If you are so concerned about your future enzyme function why are you using digestive enzymes in the first place? No there should not be anylong term effects on your body enzymes. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are digestive enzymes and pancreas enzymes the same thing?

Medically, yes: Hi. Yes, from a therapeutic standpoint, they are. There are also digestive enzymes in saliva & from the stomach that are not pancreatic enzymes, but when you're talking about drug therapy digestive enzymes, they're pancreatic enzymes (Pancrease, Creon, etc). ...Read more

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Is it harmful to ingest digestive enzymes if there is no need for me to ingest digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes: If you don't need them probably not. Things like Bromelain and Papain do absorb into your body but are not harmful.
However primitive man got along without them ...Read more

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What does it indicate if digestive enzymes is helping my acid reflux?

Adrenal issue: Reflux has many causes, but often it's related to not producing enough digestive enzymes naturally to digest your food, and this is often linked to adrenal fatigue. You can research more about this on the web. Other causes of reflux can be related to poor dietary habits, excess caffeine or alcohol, yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, I ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, I ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

COULD BE: There are myriad reasons for poor appetite. This would be at least a 2 hour visit investigating clues, symptoms, etc. I see you have respiratory problems. Do you smoke? That's a big one. You are young, and sound like you have sxs of anxiety, which in and of itself is classic for loss of appetite. See a good, comprehensive doctor and ask questions, go through all your symptoms, how long, etc. ...Read more

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I had my GB removed & now I get full really easy. Should I take digestive enzymes. I only weight 97ibs so I need to eat. I lost weight due to GB.

I had my GB removed & now I get full really easy. Should I take digestive enzymes. I only weight 97ibs so I need to eat. I lost weight due to GB.

The Gallbladder is: A STORAGE organ...youare still making the same amount of digestive enzymes you were making before your surgery expect until the blie ducts enlarge enough to STORE these enzymes they may not be released TIMED proper;y to your meals! TRY EATING SMALLER AMOUNTS MORE FREQUENTLY and be patient. Things should improve over the next few months...if not speak with your PCP or GI specialist

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What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

Depends: Depends on cause. Consider pancreatic ultrasound to make sure structure is ok. Then consider lipase and/ or betaine hcl and bile supplements. ...Read more

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Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Possibly: Probiotics can generate new "good" bacteria in your gut and digest foods more e3ffectively and may decrease incidence of gerds. It depends what is causing gerds. If you have h. Pylori bacteria inyour stomach, you are more suceptible to gerds and probiotics will not wor. If you have a hiatal hernia, you are more susceptible to gerds and probiotics will not work. ...Read more

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Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss?

Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss?

No: If anything, they would increase caloric absorption and weight, but probably woun't do either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more