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Does Milk Help Digestion
Try it...: Papaya is known to have some enzymes that aide digestion. The only way to know it is by trying and see how your tummy feels. But I don`t know anything about that combination of milk and papaya. ...Read more
Hi. My father whose is about 57 year old. My question is my father's. Digestion not work properly since 1990 and he ccannot digest milks item etc?
Lactose inttolerance: Inability to digest milk is usually due to lactose intolerance. Just avoid milk products or take lactose free milk products. He should go to his primary care doctor to get a workup to find out the source. ...Read more
What is the difference between digestion of milk and artificially taken calcium supplement in body?
Why did I get acute headaches in d midnight when I used to take b-protein with milk in the morning? Protein digestion problems linked to it? Am a veggie
Hard to say: Your question is difficult to answer - many causes of headaches in the evenings, and I would not expect morning protein meal to have an effect. If you suffer reactive or rebound hypoglycemia, that could lead to headaches at midnight based on a high carbohydrate meal at dinner time. ...Read more
Can milk thistle strengthen digestive system? I had my lft test and that was ok. But still. My digestion is slow and weak?
Not particularly but: Milk thistle has many benefits for liver function and may somewhat improve digestion of fats by improving gallbladder function. But slow weak digestion may be related to issues with your stomach or pancreas and milk thistle has no effect on these. You might be low in hydrochloric acid or digestive enzymes. Herbal formulas like triphala can improve digestion. I advise consulting a holistic doctor. ...Read more
Why do I always feel full? My stomach allways feels like I've just eaten a thanksgiving meal even if I just have a cup of milk. My digestion appears to be fine (to me anyway), I have regular bm, but I always feel full and bloated. I've been this way for 6
The most important thing you left out in your post is if you have seen a medical professional for this problem. If not that needs to be done asap. The easy simple answer here would be gas. Try over the counter beabo or gas-x. Also, you could be dealing with lactose intolerance, try a week with no dairy products and monitor for improvement.
To answer your question, "is it anything serious" is very difficult. The most worrisome thing would be a tumor (benign or cancerous) but that is not very likely. However, in order to get to the bottom of this you need a medical work up.
Best of luck. ...Read more
What are you asking?: What are you experiencing that suggests "mal"-digestion is present? You question will be better answered if we can hear from you: 1) your bowel habits (have these changed)? ; 2) food intolerances noted; 3) unwanted weight loss/gain? ; 4) co-morbidties (are you diabetic, on medications that alter digestion)? ; 5) appetite/fullness; 6) bleeding; 7) symptoms that cause you to feel digestion is impaired? ...Read more
First define problem: Happy to help, but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. ...Read more
Why would U think so: Ingesting hot peppers of any type can cause indigestion, particularly if you do not usually have them in your diet. The burning sensation that you experience in your mouth from eating hot peppers also can occur in your stomach during digestion. Ref. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/458957-the-side-effects-of-hot-peppers/ ...Read more
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
Sure we can help...: ...but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. Further, what is your therapeutic goal--more rapid GI transit, the ability to eat larger quantities, faster metabolism??? ...Read more
Stress can....: ... Increase stomach acid, leading to heartburn (gastric reflux); cause nausea or vomiting if severe; cause diarrhea or constipation, or both. Stress increases the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the parasympathetic system. Digestion requires the opposite for best functioning. ...Read more
No: A normal stomach makes large amounts of acid, at the correct time, in regulated quantities, and stops acid release when acid is no longer needed. A person taking tiny amounts of acid would find no extra benefit, but a person taking larger amounts of acid would burn his mouth, throat, and esophagus (bad things!). Someone with achlorhydria (lack of acid) can ask his gastroenterologist for advice. ...Read more
Try Paleo Cereal: My suggestion: try grain-free cereal - undigested grains ferment and can worsen digestion. Check out book 'practical paleo' to learn grain-free alternatives for cereal and more about digestive dysbiosis. ...Read more
Some tips: Choose the proper foods (avoid junk foods, greasy foods, etc). Chew slowly and properly and let your saliva help you. Don't dilute your saliva by drinking much fluids while you eat. Drink later. Avoid antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) and avoid medications that block your stomach juices and acids unless they have been prescribed. Relax while eating. Try to have normal (not too hard or too loose) bowel movements. ...Read more
It sure can: Recurrently binging and vomiting food can result in esophageal and stomach inflammation or injury -- which definitely harms your digestion. Also bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and intestinal cramping can result. Please get help with this condition -- you can start with your family physician and build a treatment team with others. Http://tinyurl. Com/34sc4p. ...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
Possible: But problems in gastro-intestinal tract in presence of neurological issues are typically secondary to primary brain disorder. However, diabetes can directly affect internal organs, and myopathies and myasthenia can affect swallowing. Parkinson's may cause swallowing issues and constipation. ...Read more
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! It doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut or "detoxing" your liver/body without a doctor's advice. What toxins anyway? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health in using these unproven products. ...Read more
Address the: Underlying anxiety. In other words, address the cause. Start w a med eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
The other way around: A good digestion allows all nutrients to be metabolized and eventually converted to fat. ...Read more
Not a simple answer:
First of all, hcl doesn't regulate digestion, it just facilitates conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin.
However, regulation of digestion is incredibly complex as mediated by nerve signal interplay locally within the gut, centrally with the brain, along with neurotransmitters, hormones, a multitude of chemical signaling and feedback loops that all interact with immune system, food, environment, etc. ...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