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In Which Part Of The Digestive System Does Most Absorption Of Nutrients Take Place
Usually: One of the beauties & wonders of the human body! ...Read more
Does problems in intestine or in any other part of digestive system can cause urinary or sex problems??
Problems?: How do you mean problems? Please define more clearly. ...Read more
Nothing: You don't need to take anything to cleanse out your digestive system. It's designed to clean itself on regular basis. ...Read more
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
How long will metro take to show some improvement on c.diff? How long will it take to cure? Will my digestive system be back to normal? Thank you
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. A probiotic such as florastor or align is also helpful. ...Read more
Stuff for digestion: If you are older and have reduced stomach acid with food you could try betaine. If not try otc pancreatic enzymes. Ifstill having problems see your doc for better answers after you know the cause of your problem. ...Read more
About 24 Hours: Food is broken down by chewing & digestive enzymes in mouth & swallowed down esophagus to stomach where more enzymes & acid chemically break it down further. Passing into the 40 feet long small intestine where bile from the liver neutralizes acid & breaks up fats. Pancreatic enzymes break down starches. The remaining waste has water resorbed & is eliminated as stool. It takes about 24 hours. ...Read more
Is pro biotics good for u to take to balance out your digestive system.If so how many billions should u take? My son is 50 & wondered if good
Depends on strain ;:: There are many strains of probiotics.Many are killed by stomach acid so the # to take depends on how well they survive (which varies). Enteric-coated forms survive better so 1 billion of those may equal 20 billion of another type. Research suggests many benefits.I advise at least 20 billion of a type with multiple proven strains.See https://4d.Primarycarenet.Org/pi161/pi161_probiotics_article.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
Parts of GI system: The GI system start with the mouth and teeth. This is where digestion begins. The food is the swallowed and taken to the stomach via the esophagus. In the stomach food is exposed to acid and mechanical grinding. Food then passes into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum where nutrients are absorbed. The liquid then enters the colon where water is absorbed and then out through the anus. ...Read more
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