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How long does it take for the stomach to digest your food?

How long does it take for the stomach to digest your food?

3-6 hours: 3-6 hours for solids about 3 hours for most liquids. Meat is slower to digest and may take up to six hours milk curdles and the casein may take up to three to four hours to fully digest, while the whey part of milk stays liquid and may be digested in less than three hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for popcorn to digest in the stomach?

How long does it take for popcorn to digest in the stomach?

A few hours.: Food is usually out of the stomach within 45 minutes. Then heads to the small intestine. Most digestion takes place there. It is hard to say when digestion is complete, but after several hours most nutrients are absorbed. Popcorn husks don't digest well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your stomach to digest food?

It depends: Fats and carbs take longer while proteins digest quicker ...Read more

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How long does it take for a meal to pass from the stomach to enter the small intestines?

How long does it take for a meal to pass from the stomach to enter the small intestines?

Varies with the type: Of food. After consuming a typical solid meal, there is a lag time of 20 to 30 minutes in which there is minimal gastric emptying. This is followed by a phase in which the rate of emptying is roughly linear. In contrast, liquids are generally transported out of the stomach at an exponential rate. See this site:http://www.Vivo.Colostate.Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/stomach/emptying.Html. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your stomach to digest milk?

How long does it take for your stomach to digest milk?

Stomach to digest: The half life of a solid is about 4 hours the half life of liquids is less a big glass of milk should probably be out of your stomach in under four hours everyone is different though. ...Read more

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How long does it take for food to go through the digestive system?

How long does it take for food to go through the digestive system?

Variable: Amount of time between eating food and processing entirely to defecation varies between people a lot. It takes 6-8 hours for food to through stomach and small intestine. From there it goes to large intestine for more digestion, absorption of water, and then elimination of waste. Studies have shown between 33 - 53 hours total. Kids might be faster than adults -- and medications can affect it too. ...Read more

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How long does it take for food to pass through the digestive system?

How long does it take for food to pass through the digestive system?

In a normal person: without any prior surgeries or GI diseases, about 60 90 minutes from the mouth thru the small intestine to reach the colon and then another 24-36 hours thru the colon or large intestine to the anus. Of course food that cause diarrhea or constipation can change this in either direction ...Read more

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How long does it take food to get to your small bowel after eating?

How long does it take food to get to your small bowel after eating?

1-4 hrs: The stomach will typically empty most of your meal in to the small intestine by 4 hrs. However emptying begins within the first hour so your small intestine may start to "see" your meal soon after eating. ...Read more

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After eating a problem food allergen, how long does it take to show up in body symps? And how long does it take to exit system? Thanks Dr!

2 hours: Most allergic responses occur within 2 hours although reaction to red meat may not come on until 3-6 hours later. Most allergic responses from food should subside in less than a day. As for how long traces of the food may remain in your body, it would depend on the kind of food. ...Read more

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How long does it take a banana to digest in our stomach?

Stomach emptying: Under normal circumstances, liquids exit the stomach in 1-2 hours and solids in 3-4 hours. Large meals and fats take longer. Hope this helps... ...Read more

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How long does it take for food to digest?

How long does it take for food  to digest?

Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small intestine in 6-8 hours, when it enters the large intestine for further absorption. Then it may take on average 33 hours for men and 47 hours for women to pass, but again, this is variable. Children may take around 33 hours from end to end. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

The transmission: of salmonella usually occurs via consumption of contaminated foods: beef, poultry or eggs most commonly. The salmonella bacteria attach to the intestinal lining and are internalized to the intestinal wall. They then spread through the reticuloendothelial system to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. This process, leading to bacteria being found in the blood stream, takes up to 14 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the body to process food?

How long does it take for the body to process food?

Food: Could take 24 hours. Stomach 2-4 hrs, small intestine 8-10 hr, colon 10 hrs. Not a perfect process. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

Eggs to brain rapid: Tapeworm eggs produced by tapeworm in the intestine or ingested from contaminated water or infested pigs rapidly pass through intestinal wall in humans and can reach the brain via bloodstream lodged in brain develop into larval cyst over about 3 months. Symptoms usually develop after matter of years. Common cause of epilepsy in africa and other infested areas. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the digestive system take to empty the food in it {incl. Intestines}?

Normally, how long would the digestive system take to empty the food in it {incl. Intestines}?

Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This will vary from patient to patient and relative to diet and other conditions such as prior abdominal surgery, fluid intake, stress, meds and hydration status. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take food to reach your stomach?

How long is it supposed to it take food to reach your stomach?

Seconds: The food goes down the esophagus and immediately into the stomach in a few seconds. There the food is mixed with stomach acid and enzymes to digest proteins before leaving to the intestines. ...Read more

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How long does it take for venalfaxine and matizapine to come out of system ?

How long does it take for venalfaxine and matizapine to come out of system ?

Approximately 2 wks: The complete elimination of these two antidepressant medications occurs at varying rates depending in your metabolic rate. Mirtazipine (aka remeron) is metabolized by the cytochrome p450 enzymes made by your liver. The half-life is 20-40 hours meaning every 20-40 hours the amount in your system is reduced by half. Make sure you are consulting your doctor while going off these meds. ...Read more

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