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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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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/. ...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 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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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)

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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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

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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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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

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How does colon cancer affect the digestive system?

Here are some...: In the early stage of colon cancer, the patients would not feel any change in digestive system unless having chronic inflammation. In its later stage, seeing blood in stool and blocking bowel passage may occur and be expected. After its related surgery if needed, patients may have some change in GI function from colon resection or colostomy. More? Ask Doc timely... ...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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Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

No: There are no health benefits from "detoxing". There are no substances that "build up" in your colon. This is a fad generated to sell products, books, and services. ...Read more

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Why won't my digestive system digest the food in my body when I eat? What is this called?

Need more info: What signs are you noticing that lead you to the conclusion that you are not digesting food?

Whole food in your stools (bowel movements), such as corn, raisins, etc are relatively common if you don't chew your food completely. This is not necessarily a bad sign.

If you are having lots of undigested food in your stool, particularly if it's running quickly through your body, may be other issues. ...Read more

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Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Under weight: This is definitely under weight and to know the cause would require afuller history. This could be due to your diet, thyroid problems, parasites, or a number of other things. You need to be seen to have this checked out. Hope this helps and you are feeling well soon. ...Read more

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How does digestive system work?

How does digestive system work?

Check this out: Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract

(http://www. Dasilvainstitute. Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology)

summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more

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How can the digestive system work?

How can the digestive system work?

Absorbs Nutrients: That's a very complicated question and there is not an easy answer. The body breaks down the food you eat to its component parts and then absorbs that to create energy. You can find a lot of information at your local library or on the internet. ...Read more

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Best way to cleanse your digestive system?

Best way to cleanse your digestive system?

Best not to: Your body has a natural mechanism for eliminating waste, and generally it is better to let it handle it. Cleansing usually involves ingesting or inserting various 'natural' toxins which serve only to upset your gut's normal homeostasis (=balanced environment). Occasionally the body needs help restoring itself back to balance, esp after antibiotics, so probiotics may help in this specific case. ...Read more

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What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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What works to take to help your digestive system?

What works to take to help your digestive system?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. ...Read more

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Which is the worst disease that affects the digestive system?

The worst....: Is probably cancer. After that I would put Chron's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. All three of these are life threatening. Most other digestive diseases are uncomfortable but usually not life threatening. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some disorders of the digestive system?

Way too many: To go into here and be thorough. What are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Too: M, any to go into here. Try to be more specific if you are having symptoms or if you are concerned about a particular illness. ...Read more

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I laid down and I don't know what I did but in my digestive system area I started experiencing sharp pains and they won't go away and I can't lay down?

Belly pain: There are many causes of belly pain. Ongoing and increasing pain need to be evaluated. I recommend going to your physician or an urgent care clinic to have this checked out. You could have appendicitis or some other worrisome problem. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Is popcorn bad for the digestive system?

Sometimes: Diverticulosis/ diverticulitis may be exacerbated by popcorn, although there is much argument about whether this is really true. The butter added is much worse for you, but there is nothing intrinsically bad about popcorn, but as in everything, moderation is appropriate. ...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