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Long Term Effects Of Exercise On The Digestive System
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
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Varies: In a good state of health most babies will have a transit time from 3-5 days. If constipated, it can be longer, if diarrhea it could be less than an hour. ...Read more
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Depends: Depends on what you mean by "mess up". Intense exercise causes more blood flow to be routed to your muscles and away from less useful organs at that time such as your digestive system. As a result some people will get diarrhea that can sometimes contain blood if the lack of blood flow is severe enough. This is one of the theories regarding "runners trots". ...Read more
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
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
My 4 year old nephew has loose motion since he born 10-15 times a day and his digestive system does not stop any food longer and everything goes out.
I feel I have a very bad digestive system, I take too long in he toilet every morning, I often get bloated, I gym 6 times a week, but I still can't smoothen my bowel movements. This has been going on for years.?
How long does it take the digestive system to fully adjust after a cholecystectomy? Is it normal to have some gas and loose stools 6 weeks post op?
Yes: That wouldn't be uncommon, and different people have different adjustment times. It is also normal to occasionally have gas and occasional looses stools even of you haven't had an operation. If you're really worried something is wrong, check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Is there a problem or any risks or concerns in taking culturelle for digestive health once a day on a long-term and/or permanent bases?
No: It is just wise to re-evaluate why you are taking it. Pro-biotics are especially helpful after taking antibtiotics to restore friendly bacteria but the composition of one's diet has a much greater effect on the micro-flora of the intestinal tract. Eating 6 equal meals has a beneficial effect. Eating 7 servings of vegetables and and colorful fruits grow the right bacteria. ...Read more
Digestive system: There is a rich interconnection between brain and gut, with ongoing & mutual communication. Similar neurotransmitters are in both. Your gut has ~100 million neurons which make up its own enteric nervous system. It doesn't think philosophical thoughts, but responds to digestive and many other stimuli. It also sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve. http://tinyurl. Com/yz536bd. ...Read more
Probably not: The one issue is that the oil and butter used is very high in calories. ...Read more
Do creams like breast actives actually work in breast enhancement? Do they have any hazardous effects on digestive system?
No: No, they don't work. You'd just be wasting your money. ...Read more
In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation.
Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more
What would be the side effects of mag 07? Its a oxygenating digestive system cleanser its made by aerobic life. Says its none habit forming, but I have been taking it every night, and I am guaranteed to to in the morning. Ingredients are elemental magn
Gastrointestinal: Gastrointestinal cleansers can be helpful. However, any time detoxification goes too quickly you can overload the bodyâ€™s mechanisms to release toxins. Detoxifying at an appropriate rate with use of appropriate supplements is the safest approach. If you are detoxifying too rapidly, toxic materials and bacteria can be reabsorbed from the gut back into the blood stream. This can lead to worse health rather than improved health. Signs that you may be detoxâ€™ing too quickly include headaches, joint pain, passing a lot of flatus, feeling really tired, insomnia, acne and other skin eruptions. It is not uncommon to have loose bowel movements and some degree of intestinal cramping. ...Read more
I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory. I have a history of gallbladder problems. As well as gallstones. I do not want the medication to stir my problems up again. I have heard the side effects can be brutal on the stomache and digestive system. A
It: It should effect your stomach lining if you are going to have a problem. Would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
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Food route: Chew in mouth, stomach mixes and meters out into duodenum and then into small intestine for absorption. The residual makes it into the right part of the colon within an hour or less in most people. Then over the next 1-4 days it slowly moves toward the rectum where it is slowly dehydrated (no digestion takes place in the colon, except bacterial degradation), eventually expelled ...Read more
Unclear question: What symptoms do you have? Have you had unintended weight loss? Any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, blood in stool? The issue may not be suitable for this forum as it requires taking a history, physical examination, lab tests and may be imaging studies. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Quick med school!: Wow, that's like a whole semester of med school. Maybe more. Diseases can be self limited, like viruses or GI bugs; or functional, like GERD and irritable bowel syndrome; or inflammatory, like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis; or structural, like strictures, or cancers. There are a host of others, too many to add here. Go to reputable website to read more. ...Read more
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