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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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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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Is it really that bad to drink alcohol? How does alcohol affect the digestive system?

Depends: The question is how much alcohol? Low doses of alcohol (1 standard drink/day in women and elderly, 2 per day in men) causes little or no problems in most people, and may actually increase the good cholesterol (hdl). Larger doses cause many problems, mostly to our ability to live with others successfully and navigate life's pathways, but also to the heart, liver, GI tract and every other organ. ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

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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Could a high level of vitamin B12 affect the digestive system in the body?

Could a high level of vitamin B12 affect the digestive system in the body?

The other way around: Vitamin B12 is not known to be toxic in any amount. However, one of the causes of high blood levels of B12 is liver disease including hepatitis ; cirrhosis. Liver disease certainly affects the digestive system. But it is not high B12 that causes liver disease but liver disease that can cause high B12 levels. As i mentioned earlier, other causes of high B12 include kidney disease ; blood disorders. ...Read more

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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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