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Doctor insights on: Digestive Enzymes Weight Gain

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...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.

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Left upper quadrant pain with movement/bending, bloating, high liver enzymes, weight gain, what to do?

Left upper quadrant pain with movement/bending, bloating, high liver enzymes, weight gain, what to do?

Need more info: A full evaluation requires detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests and that can only be done in person. However, a few things: (a) if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, (b) lose weight (c) follow your doctor's instructions.

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Weight gain, muscle pain, breast swelling and digestive issues? I exercise a lot so I don't understand. Please help.

Weight gain, muscle pain, breast swelling and digestive issues? I exercise a lot so I don't understand. Please help.

It may not be exerci: Exercise my be very good but may not explain your symptoms which coudl be found in other settings. You need to see your phyiscian, check for other medical conditions, be certain you ar e not pregnant sicne you have breast swelling.

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

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.

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What does it mean to have low digestive enzymes?

Depends: Which enzymes are you concerned about. Lack of digestive enzymes, such as in cystic fibrosis, leads to malabsorption.

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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.

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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).

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Can you tell me are digestive enzymes and pancreas enzymes the same thing?

There are some: Digestive enzymes which are not pancreatic enzymes.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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