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Doctor insights on: Quitting Drinking Improves Digestion

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Is it really better for digestion to not drink liquid with meals?

Is it really better for digestion to not drink liquid with meals?

Not usually: Unless there is a problem with partial stomach removal, usually for ulcers. The change in anatomy can make a difference. Weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) is a special case which limits amount and volume of food and drink. Most people don't need to separate liquids from solids; gut has large reserve capacit to deal with it. ...Read more

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Hello sir, i've a very bad digestion is very poor i'll go to toilet once in a two days and i drink good amount of water, please help me.

Hello sir, i've a very bad digestion is very poor i'll go to toilet once in a two days and i drink good amount of water, please help me.

What symptoms please: When you indicate a "poor digestive process" are you talking about altered stool frequency, texture, pattern, do you mean indigestion, pyrosis, heartburn, or could you be referring to issues of swallowing or stool continence? Also, nonspecific GI symptoms may include: bloating, distension, abdominal discomfort, gassiness, burping, flatus. Lastly, is your gallbladder, liver, pancreas the problem? ...Read more

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I have really bad digestion. I also have content constipation. Nothing seems to help. Even drinking fiber doesn't help?

I have really bad digestion. I also have content constipation. Nothing seems to help. Even drinking fiber doesn't help?

Colonoscopy: Since you are over 50 years old, you need to have a colonoscopy first. At that point you could be treated with other medications or other testing can be considered to help you move your bowels. Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink around 500 ml water along with food..or does it interfere with the digestion process. When is the best time to drink water.?

Is it okay to drink around 500 ml water along with food..or does it interfere with the digestion process. When is the best time to drink water.?

That's only about...: ...a little more than 2 cups of water per meal. Why would you think that's too much, and what's your concern that you can only drink water at certain times of the day? ...Read more

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Drinking water after a meal. Is it ok? Or it can interupt my digestion.

Drinking water after a meal. Is it ok? Or it can interupt my digestion.

Aids digestion!: Water is an essential part of dietary intake and causes no problems in normal amounts! drink up! water is good for you, and healthier than sugary drinks, alcohol, and some other choices. Plus, water is 0 calories! ...Read more

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I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?

See a doc: Some people have sluggish bowel, colonic inertia. Sometimes meds or hormones play a role. Gyn or pelvic muscle issues, internal hernias, other. Get checked. ...Read more

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How soon before and after eating a meal should I drink water if don't want it to interfere with my appetite and digestion?

How soon before and after eating a meal should I drink water if don't want it to interfere with my appetite and digestion?

Drink before &during: Drink a glass of water before (decreases appetite and fills your stomach), and during your meal. It "lubricates the food, " helps you swallow, and also fills you up. Try for 2qts of water per day! ...Read more

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Is it harmful to drink water after a meal? Is it more apprpriate for digestion to drink water only either before or during a meal?

Food Myths: It is harmful not to drink water. When you drink water is much less important. Medicine has no rules or guidelines on when to drink water. Any guidelines are not coming from medicine. ...Read more