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How does obesity affect your digestive system?

How does obesity affect your digestive system?

Many diseases : Many different digestive diseases are associated with obesity like acid reflux, esophagitis, hiatal hernias, malabsorbtion, gall bladder diseases ..... And many other diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How obesity affects the digestive system?

How obesity affects the digestive system?

Check out these : Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/health-problems-associated-with-adult-obesity-topic-overview. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096111/.

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How can stress affect the digestive system?

Stress and digestion: There are rich interconnections between brain and gut, with brain-related neurotransmitters controlling intestinal activity. Prolonged stress can disrupt this, leading to diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Changes in blood flow can lead to breakdown and disrepair of the gut's protective mucous layer -- making intestinal walls more vulnerable to existing h pylori & acid effects. ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

Digestive system: There are many hormones that can have a bad effect on the digestive system. That can happen when a particular hormone level is high or low. What problems are you having with your digestive system? Are you gaining weight? Losing weight? Blood pressure and pulse OK? etc. Please see your doctor without waiting too long. ...Read more

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How does liver cancer affect the digestive system? (This is for a science project, I don't really have liver cancer)

How does liver cancer affect the digestive system? (This is for a science project, I don't really have liver cancer)

Google it: I did and this is what I copied: Weight loss not associated with changes in diet. Decrease in appetite or a feeling of fullness after a small meal. Nausea and vomiting not associated with other known conditions. General weakness and/or fatigue that is persistent, ongoing weakness or fatigue. Fever that is unrelated to other conditions. Pain occurring in the upper abdomen on the right side or near the right shoulder blade. Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) felt as a mass under the ribs on the right side. Enlarged spleen felt as a mass under the ribs on the left side. Abdominal swelling (ascites) or bloating in the abdomen can occur as a mass forms. Jaundice, which appears as yellowing of the skin and eyes. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not functioning properly. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more