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How strong are the intestines?

How strong are the intestines?

Strong!: Think of all the crud we put into our bodies each day - brownies, cookies, 'sweet chili heat doritos'! we put our intestines through a lot, but most of the time they do their job of sucking out whatever nutrients and water they can. Some things intestines can't handle: magnets, sharp pointy things, poison. If you have downed any of these, swallow your pride and see your doctor asap. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How strong are human intestines? Can they be used as a rope?

Best guess.: Just as strong as sausage casing. I don't suppose you could tow your car, but you could probably pull 20-40 lbs with a fresh intestine.... ...Read more

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Is eating strong chili every day bad for your intestines?

Is eating strong chili every day bad for your intestines?

Not necessarily : the "strong chili" isn't going to necessarily hurt you, but it can cause an increased acid production. If you have gastric reflux then the acid can cause problems in the future. ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger than Acetaminophen for headaches that doesn't irritate intestines? I have intestinal issues that flare up if I take NSAIDs

Is there anything stronger than Acetaminophen for headaches that doesn't irritate intestines? I have intestinal issues that flare up if I take NSAIDs

How much?: How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) have you taken. A healthy person without liver disease can take up to 4000mg per 24 hours (two 500mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours. If that's not cutting your headaches see your doctor, there are other pain medication options. You may need an opiate pain medication. If you have migraine type headaches there are alternate, non-addictive very effective medications, like imitrex. ...Read more

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For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?

For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?

I would stay: Away from such sources as caffeine in either case as it increases acid production and dehydrates, leading to constipation and potentially worsening your symptoms. That being said colitis and irritable bowel are 2 completely different entities! they are not synonymous. Make sure your diagnosis is clearto you and your doctor. ...Read more

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When should i take align,Morning or night? I want to have a bowel movement every morning when i wake up. Are side effects strong? Im scared to start

When should i take align,Morning or night? I want to have a bowel movement every morning when i wake up. Are side effects strong? Im scared to start

Align: Align is not a laxative and may not fulfill your goal of having a bowel movement every morning. There is no specific time of the day recommended, but for the ease of use would recommend in am. Please refer to aligngi.com. Gas and bloating are the most common side effects experienced with probiotics in general. ...Read more

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I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.Whenever Ive to take train early morning,I GT intestinal contractions with strong urgnt need for a bowel movmt.

I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.Whenever Ive to take train early morning,I GT intestinal contractions with strong urgnt need for a bowel movmt.

Sounds situational: If due to IBS, there is medicine you can take before facing the situation in which you expect to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that constipation would affect a renal stent. Constipation is more likely to lead to painful anal fissures and bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more