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Doctor insights on: Principles Of Digestion And Absorption

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What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

Bile: bile from the gallbladder, aids in the emulsification of fats for their absorption in the small intestine. Lipase from the pancreas help in the digestion of fats. ...Read more

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What's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

What's the role of the pancreas in digestion or absorption of food?

Importance : Very important. Cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) produce amylase, trypsin and lipase to break your foods down better. Optimal signaling occurs when there is a low ph in the duodenal bulb. (i.e. Proper stomach acid production). 80-85% of your food is "digested by your pancreatic enzymes. (guyton). ...Read more

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Will our blood pH levels affect the absorption of vitamins and food nutrients?

Will our blood pH levels affect the absorption of vitamins and food nutrients?

No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more

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Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more

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What's the role of the stomach in digestion process?

What's the role of the stomach in digestion process?

Big part: Digestion starts with good chewing & allowing saliva to do its part.Once food is in the stomach, stomach acid continues to work to break the food down into smaller packages to help remove the nutrients.Other parts of digestion happen after food has left the stomach and is exposed to other digestive juices from pancreas and gallbladder.Many hormones and chemicals interact.Good digestion needs all. ...Read more

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What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

Liver: It is the largest chemical factory in the body so that besides making bile which is required to process your fats in your food, the liver changes the basic digested food compotents into proteins, complex fats and other essential products to help our body and helps detoxify other substances that may be harmful. ...Read more

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Will taking essentiale forte after a fatty meal aid in digestion nd counteract the effects the fatty meal has on the liver and gallbladder?

Will taking essentiale forte after a fatty meal aid in digestion nd counteract the effects the fatty meal has on the liver and gallbladder?

No.: The fatty foods will still trigger your gall bladder! the medicine itself can trigger the gall bladder. A healthy diet is required to reap maximum benefit from essentiale forte. Do you have hepatitis? If so, your life is on the line, do what your doctor says! ...Read more

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Can liposomal glutathione inhibit the absorption of methylphenidate, or facilitate its elimination from the body?

Can liposomal glutathione inhibit the absorption of methylphenidate, or facilitate its elimination from the body?

No but not proved: to help , nothing is proved to help by the fda, glutathione the natural antioxidant is in the liver, and foods absorb this bets like avacodoes but the amphetamines like methylphenidate are stimulants , most people do not need this btu side effects are liked so use it and addiction possible , better to go natural route in ,most case; sleep , eat well , less stress , discipline, concentrate ect. ...Read more

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Does protien blocks the Levadopa absorption in the gut or merely slows down the absorption?

Does protien blocks the Levadopa absorption in the gut or merely slows down the absorption?

Depends on the: Amino Acid composition, timing of medication relative to meals and blind luck (vs some mechanism of dose failure we just don't as yest understand) Do not waste money on protein shakes formulated for those with Parkinson's Disease as most people find them unpalatable. Sit down with your neurologist and discuss this issue next visit. ...Read more

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Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Gastric emptying: ...varies with the composition (fat, protein, carbs) of meals, the volume of ingested foods, and the ratio and timing of liquids versus solid intake. ...Read more

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Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?

Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?

Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Yes: It affects the absorption of milk sugar lactose, milk sugar is not absorbed as a nutrient in people who are lactose intolerant. If the problem is severe, and leads to diarrhea, there may be malabsorption of other elements in the diet along with the diarrhea and fast transit of the food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What is the difference between digestion of milk and artificially taken calcium supplement in body?

What is the difference between digestion of milk and artificially taken calcium supplement in body?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d which is often fortified in milk can help with the absorption of calcium by the body. Please note, however, that dairy is not the only food source of calcium: dark green leafy vegetables and soy foods are also excellent sources. ...Read more

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How can I improve the performance of the absorption ability of my digestive?

How can I improve the performance of the absorption ability of my digestive?

Work with what U hav: You cannot increase the absorbtive abilities of your gut, but you can learn how things affect you & avoid things that hurt it. Foods, fluids or meds, natural or rx can push things thru too fast for good absorption or slow them to a crawl where u feel bad.Keeping your own food calander & avoiding items known to speed emptying or cause excessive cramping may help.Food allergy testing may help. ...Read more

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Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Could the overuse of antacids inhibit protein digestion?

Sure it does...: The high acid environment of your stomache, inresponse to food ingestion, is needed to activate some digestive proteins such as enterokinase and tripsynogens (and many others) to help digest the foods u consume. Antacid use is thus not natural and can affect the process of digestion, but some people need antacid to help with pain/ulcers etc...It is compliacted process. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Is lowering consumption of food the only effect of gastric bypass?

Is lowering consumption of food the only effect of gastric bypass?

No: The bypass also alters the absorption of the food you eat. By routing around a fairly long portion of the small bowel the food has less time to be exposed to the intestinal lining, therefore, less is absorbed lowering calorie consumption. ...Read more

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Purpose of insulin in relation to the principles of protein structure?

Purpose of insulin in relation to the principles of protein structure?

Please clarify: Hi. Protein structure depends on salts, pH, presence or absence of amphipathic structures (membranes), presence or absence of other proteins, etc. Protein structure is not influenced by insulin per se. In the organism, insulin is anabolic and fosters protein synthesis, but the structure of the protein is not within the purview of insulin action. So I'm not really sure what you're trying to ask. ...Read more

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Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Renal: This medication is cleared by the kidneys do when renal function worsens digoxin levels increase. ...Read more

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Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

Does consuming turmeric drink interfere in the absorption of vitamins such as sangobion and vitamin c?

No: However, drinking turmeric drinks is not doing you any good either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more