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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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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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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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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

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Can drinking 2-3 cups of hot decaf flavor tea everyday b harmful, is it true it slows down metabolism?Digestion?Can it help in weight loss?

Can drinking 2-3 cups of hot decaf flavor tea everyday b harmful, is it true it slows down metabolism?Digestion?Can it help in weight loss?

Depends: Flavored tea can contain sugar or artificial colors & sweeteners that can be harmful. Green tea (brewed, not instant) contains powerful antioxidants including epigallocatechin gallate (egcg) which increases fat burning. Antioxidants also support the immune system. Ginger tea, an herbal tea, aids digestion. Many of the herbal teas have other beneficial effects such as being calming & soothing. ...Read more

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41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

41yr, menorrhoea, fibroid, gums bleed, easy bruises, bruise goes after 3 to 4 weeks, can I drink lacto fermented drink "beet kvass"? For ibs, digestion

Iron Defici. Anemia: The symptoms you describe are typical of those associated with iron deficiency anemia. Uterine fibroids and heavy flow menses may lead to blood loss and iron depletion. The beet kvass would not do harm but it will not correct the problem. You need to visit your ob-gyn for a consultation and treatment. In the meantime eat food rich in iron such as beef, beans, lentils, dark leafy greens, artichokes. ...Read more

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Was getting erections. Decided to improve diet, quit smoking, and drink way less to improve love life. Now not getting hard at all. What's going on?

Was getting erections. Decided to improve diet, quit smoking, and drink way less to improve love life. Now not getting hard at all. What's going on?

Erectile dysfunction: Is complex and reflects an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system, you are doing the right thing by changing diet etc. The trouble is that the symptoms often get worse for a time before recovery occurs. Stick with he changes and add b complex, magnesium and a multivitamin as supplements. You are suffering withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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If someone has a B12 deficiency due to alcoholism will simply quitting drinking and improving diet work to restore the levels or are supplements and shots needed? I realize this might be a "there's no clear, definite answer" kind of question.

If someone has a B12 deficiency due to alcoholism will simply quitting drinking and improving diet work to restore the levels or are supplements and shots needed? I realize this might be a "there's no clear, definite answer" kind of question.

Depends : If the B12 def was due to diet, it takes yrs to deplete liver stores. Alcohol can cause chronic gasritis. This can lead to factor R or intrinsic factor issues which despite stopping alcohol may not improve B12 absorption. Suggest get labs checked and consider high dose oral or IM B12 and also folic acid replacement. ...Read more

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How do most people quit drinking?

How do most people quit drinking?

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous is a good resource for those who want to quit drinking: www.aa.org. You can find meetings local to you. Otherwise, it is important to believe that you have the power to do healthy things for your life. One has to have the belief that you can make healthy decisions and stick with them. Good luck you you. ...Read more

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How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

Up to you: It's up to you of course -- but i hope you'll feel like getting into a recovery program to maintain your sobriety and find new ways of enjoying your life. Congratulations for deciding to quit drinking. For most people, this is a moment-by-moment decision -- and supports like aa help. ...Read more

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What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

One day at a time.: Please look up alcoholic anonymous on-line or in your yellow pages. Ask about locations and times of meetings. Go to 90 meetings in the next 90 meetings. Get a sponsor (even if only a temporary sponsor). Start working a 12 step program now. Acupuncture can be very helpful with cravings. An addiction medicine specialist is also a good move. Take care. ...Read more

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When after quitting chantix can you drink again?

When after quitting chantix can you drink again?

Never: I worry about the person who asks, "when can i drink again." it indicates that they may have an alcohol addiction. I would ask yourself why you are already planning out when your next drink will be. ...Read more