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Dr. Ayman Shahine
Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery
27 years in practice
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How does obesity affect your digestive system?

Dr. Ayman Shahine
Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery
27 years in practice
90K people helped
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)

Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is healthy. If you are obese, you also have a much higher amount of body fat than is healthy or desirable. Adults with a body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) between 25 kg/m2 and 30 kg/m2 are considered overweight. Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 are considered obese. Anyone who is more than 100 pounds overweight or who has a BMI greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2 ...Read more


Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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How obesity affects the digestive system?

Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
35M people helped
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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What diseases affect the digestive system?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What diseases affect the digestive system?

Too: many to list here. need to be more specific in your question please, ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
45 years in practice
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How does marijunana affect the digestive system?

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
45 years in practice
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How does marijunana affect the digestive system?

No effect: It's a CNS depressant without significant somatic effect ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Craig Greene
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
16 years in practice
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How can exercising affect the digestive system?

Dr. Craig Greene
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How can  exercising affect the digestive system?

Motility: Exercise improves GI motility.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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How can stress affect the digestive system?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What hormones affect the digestive system?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Alcohol: It irritated the whole digestive system.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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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)

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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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)

It most: likely won't affect the digestive system unless it causes biliary obstruction, or the involvement of the liver is so widespread that it results in liver failure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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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)

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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)

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

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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


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