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Is it possible for your stomach to burst when you eat too much?

Is it possible for your stomach to burst when you eat too much?

Usually not.: Overdistension of the stomach usually does not lead to rupture, unless there is some external force that compresses an already distended stomach. Of course if there has been some injury to the stomach that has caused a weakened area in the wall then it is likely to tear in this area if stretched too tightly. Most times the distension of the stomach will become uncomfortable enough that you stop ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Why eating food too fast is not good for your tummy? Does it can cause you to bloat?

Why eating food too fast is not good for your tummy? Does it can cause you to bloat?

Swallowed air: If you eat too fast you can have a lot of swallowed air. If this passes the stomach and you don't burp it up, you can feel bloated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get dizzy from eating too much chocolate?

Is it possible for you to get dizzy from eating too much chocolate?

Chocolate 101: In short, yes. Chocolate contains sugar, caffeine, theobroma compounds and can affect serotonin. If you are diabetic, the rush of sugar can cause compensatory changes in insulin prompting a rapid fall in sugar and dizziness. Caffeine-sensitive individuals can experience hypertension/hypotension with chocolate and there is evidence that some individuals may experience effects of excess serotonin ...Read more

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Should I eat fruits late at night or is it too much sugar for that hour? And after what time is it best not to eat.

Should I eat fruits late at night or is it too much sugar for that hour? And after what time is it best not to eat.

Sugars?: Those sugars aren't bad for you. Depending on your size ,bmi, and how active you are will help decide when to stop eating. The rule of thumb is around 8 ...Read more

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Is it bad for ones health to eat too much ice? Is it true that you may become anemic and it water your blood?

Is it bad for ones health to eat too much ice? Is it true that you may become anemic and it water your blood?

Iron deficient?: That is a common symptom for iron deficiency. Should not cause anemia but can be a sign of anemia. Or you may just like to eat ice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to miss your period from too much exercise and stress?

Is it possible for you to miss your period from too much exercise and stress?

Yes, if really : Excessive. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you get shaky from low blood sugar, then eat something to help it- how long does it take for the body to absorb it and stop the shaky response?

If you get shaky from low blood sugar, then eat something to help it- how long does it take for the body to absorb it and stop the shaky response?

Treat Hypoglycemia: The sugar you take gets absorbed to the blood stream, in the mouth and the stomach. It would take 3-4 minutes for symptoms to improve and for the blood sugar to build up ...Read more

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What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

Hurts when eat? C MD: Pain during eating can be due to lots of things, including inflammation of esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, ulcers, masses, bowel problems like crohn's disease, etc. See your doc first, then figure out dietary stuff. Don't assume your stomach shrunk. ...Read more

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What could be possible issues with your body if whenever you tried to eat it would hurt your stomach more than it already hurt?

What could be possible issues with your body if whenever you tried to eat it would hurt your stomach more than it already hurt?

What causes abd.pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however, when you report pain with meals, then peptic (acid) disease becomes likelier. Have you tried antacids or over-the-counter acid reducers to see if the food-related stomach aches can be diminished? Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I read that it's very hard to get too much Mg from food cause your body will eject excess, but easy to (take too much) with supplements. Why is that?

I read that it's very hard to get too much Mg from food cause your body will eject excess,  but easy to (take too much) with supplements.  Why is that?

Good reading: Too much thinking........commonsense....tells that concentrated and easily absorbable preps will be absorbed promptly giving higher level. ...Read more

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I can't get to sleep. Too much too do. Is it better to do it now or in the am?

I can't get to sleep. Too much too do. Is it better to do it now or in the am?

Varies by person: Great question. Different people handle fatigue and mental functioning very differently. Most do better with good rest and getting up early. Others do better pushing on until finished and then resting. For example, I do better pushing on but my wife needs her rest. You need to find the right solution for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cough so hard and so much that it can make your back hurt?

Is it possible to cough so hard and so much that it can make  your back hurt?

Yes: you can strain a muscle or even break a rib coughing. Sometimes you can have pain related to pneumonia as well though so if pain is significant it may be a good idea of have a chest x-ray taken. ...Read more

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How do you know if there's too much toxins in your body and when it's time for a detox?

How do you know if there's too much toxins in your body and when it's time for a detox?

Myths: This concept if toxins has no basis in real health. Your body is a miraculous thing that cleans out the toxins through the liver, kidneys, and immune and lymph system. ...Read more

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When is it time to seek treatment or help for an eating disorder? When is an eating disorder too much and how do you know when it's gotten too far?

When is it time to seek treatment or help for an eating disorder? When is an eating disorder too much and how do you know when it's gotten too far?

The soonest, : The better. Thank u4 asking ur question: it's a great 1st step 2 recover ur health! an eating disorder may seriously endanger ur general health. A medical check up & labs w/ur gp is needed b4 consulting w/a mental health professional. U have 2make sure ur general health is medically assessed & then monitored. Ask ur gp 4 a referral 2 a mental health prof. Experienced in treating eating d/o. ...Read more

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If I have eaten to much food at a meal will it affect my CHF by making it harder for me to breathe?

If I have eaten to much food at a meal will it affect my CHF by making it harder for me to breathe?

No: Your ability to ventilate your lungs is seldom critical if you have CHF. And a full stomach puts little extra restriction on lungs. Hoping that your CHF can be addressed. If at your age you have a cardiomyopathy, I hope transplant is an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have muscle already but i'm a little bit fat, so i know if the cardio is over done it can burn my muscle, so how long before it gets to that point?

What to do if I have muscle already but i'm a little bit fat, so i know if the cardio is over done it can burn my muscle, so how long before it gets to that point?

Eat enough: If your cardio is balanced with a healthy diet, you,should slowly lose any fat that you are carrying. You will not be likely to lose muscle unless you are very underweight or restricting food intake excessively. You may want to add some light lifting to balance your routine. The main point is to remain moderate in diet and to accurately asses your level of "fat." ...Read more

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Is it possible for too much exercise stop your period or make you infertile?

Is it possible for too much exercise stop your period or make you infertile?

Yes: Extreme forms of exercise can cause the signals from your brain to your ovaries to be out of sync. And this cause cause lower hormone production (estrogen) from your ovaries. It can also prevent the ovaries from growing eggs and leads to irregular or no menstrual cycles at all. ...Read more

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