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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
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
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
Peristalsis/fosamax: Fosamax (alendronate) is given with a full glass water ,while standing not lying down, with instruction not to lay down for 30 minutes due to its potentional for ulceration. There are other products (Reclast, Forteo,Prolia, HRT) on the market for osteoporosis that can be given as injections or are alternative products and may be a better choice in an individual with no peristalsis. Discuss with you doctor ...Read more
Movement in pelvis: Sensation of movement in pelvis can be due to many reason, for example: enlarged uterus due to fibroids, adenomyosis, constipation, bladder contractions causing urinary incontinence. Persitalsis can be felt due to bowel movement and being perceived as uterine contractions. ...Read more
When insufficient esophageal peristalsis is diagnosed, does it get worse over time? If esophagitis is chronic because of it, what is the best plan?
Pediatrics only. Feel rushing fluids and gurgling in 6wk babe. I hv very fast milk she drinks 90 gulps in 90 seconds and full.Causing peristalsis?
Normal:-) : 6 week olds have very loud gurgly tummies. I call them "volcano belly". This is normal and is not related to the speed of your milk flow, though yours does sound fast. Persistalsis is the term for the normal movement of the intestines. So yes, the milk is causing peristalsis because it is supposed to. If your baby is gaining weight easily, relax mama and enjoy your 90 second speed feedings. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Will temp illeostomy relieve pain of severe redundant whole colon, while it is still left in, or will the pain persist because of peristalsis in it?
I don't think: temporary ileostomy would have any effect on your pain, even assuming that it is caused by redundant colon. Consult with a gi specialist and a surgeon, but I am not aware of any studies that show temporary ileostomy helps pain from redundant colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The small brain!: The largest collection or neurons in the body outside of the"bog" brain is the mesenteric plexus inside your abdomen. It controls movement, the complex secretion of over 50 hormones. Of note:there are more serotonin receptors by five compared to the big brain, for which we use prozac (fluoxetine). In a lecture i once heard two years ago, irritable bowel syndrome was said to be "depression" of the small brain! ...Read more
Tachygastria?: Results in dysmotility of UGI tract.Get a more detailed answer ›
U will be full of it: Peristalsis is the automatic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract..Without it functioning normally, you will not be able to swallow food, and if you manage to get food to the stomach, it will just sit there. Once in the intestine/colon, stools will just sit there as well..Thus making you full-of-it. :-) i hope you have some peristalsis.. Good day, iwash5.. ...Read more
Not always: In slender individuals it can sometimes be seen normally. You are correct that it is often seen in small bowel obstruction. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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
My 3 year old was diagnosed with prolonged peristalsis. Is there a safe way to slow down the amount of stool that is being produced? She now has diape
GI peristalsis: is usually stimulated by foods that have a high fiber content, such as the broccoli and cabbage, or foods that pull excess water into the gut, like undigested sugars from excess fruit juices and possibly lactose in milk. A balanced diet is important. Some studies suggest that probiotics or friendly bacteria may help to improve gut bacteria and help digestion. ...Read more