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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

No: If anything, they would increase caloric absorption and weight, but probably woun't do either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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For people who produce no HCL or digestive enzymes due to surgery etc etc, what med or intervention is used to digest food?

For people who produce no HCL or digestive enzymes due to surgery etc etc, what med or intervention is used to digest food?

Depends: Digestion will normally occur even in the presence of antacid therapy. If there is a loss of pancreatic enzymes, then enzyme tablets can be given to take with meals. If there is loss of bile or gall bladder dysfunction, then reducing fat in the diet may also help aid digestion. ...Read more

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What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, i ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, i ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

COULD BE: There are myriad reasons for poor appetite. This would be at least a 2 hour visit investigating clues, symptoms, etc.. I see you have respiratory problems. Do you smoke? That's a big one. You are young, and sound like you have sxs of anxiety, which in and of itself is classic for loss of appetite. See a good, comprehensive doctor and ask questions, go through all your symptoms, how long, etc. ...Read more

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Gasteroperesis. Need digestive enzymes to digest food. Helps but only noises on R lower abdomen. Should there be noises entire abdomen? Is L side ok?

Gasteroperesis. Need digestive enzymes to digest food. Helps but only noises on R lower abdomen. Should there be noises entire abdomen? Is L side ok?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is delay in the emptying of stomach contents and is helped by medications like reglan or erythromycin. Digestive enzymes are used in cases where there is pancreatic or biliary tract insufficiency with intestinal malabsorption. The abdominal noises are peristaltic waves usually in the small intestine and usually not so prevalent in the lower left colon. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Digestive enzymes: If you are so concerned about your future enzyme function why are you using digestive enzymes in the first place? No there should not be anylong term effects on your body enzymes. ...Read more

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What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

What foods are good sources of digestive enzymes?

Unless packaged...: ...to resist stomach acid, any ingested digestive enzyme in your food will be substantially inactivated by the acid of your stomach to be of any real value to you. Sorry, but a great question! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more