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For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good? Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for p.M. Meal
Depends: Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient. Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet. ...Read more
Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract. Peristalsis is also seen in the tubular organs that connect the kidneys to the bladder. Peristalsis is an automatic and important process that moves food through the digestive system. It also moves urine from the kidneys into the bladder, and bile from the ...Read more
Why would there be inadequate peristalsis if tests reveal no autoimmune disorder and no strictures or GERD problems?
Ineffective swallows: Esophageal movement disorders are not as well understood as we would like. Many fall into the "unknown cause" category. I would recommend you carefully review with your GI provider the medications you are taking: narcotics, calcium channel blockers and anticholinergic medications can affect esophageal function. Eosinophilic (allergic) esophagitis can be eliminated by mid-esophageal biopsy. ...Read more
Peristalsis: Peristalsis refers to the natural movement of contents of the bowel due to contraction of the muscles of the intestines. If peristalsis is too fast, you have either diarrhea or very frequent bowel movements. If it is too slow, you have constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract. Peristalsis is also seen in the tubular organs that connect the kidneys to the bladder. Peristalsis is an automatic and important process that moves food through the digestive system. It also moves urine from the kidneys into the bladder, and bile from the gallbladder into the duodenum. ...Read more
Iam in 5 week pregenancy I have gaseous bowel with increase peristalsis I have pain what's food help me and what I do ?
Pregnancy stomach: Sometimes foods that are more bland, that are less spicy and irritating to the stomach is better tolerated during early pregnancy. The elevated Progesterone levels during pregnancy decreases the bowl motility therefore causing more gas and more bloating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When insufficient esophageal peristalsis is diagnosed, does it get worse over time? If esophagitis is chronic because of it, what is the best plan?
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