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The Part Of The Food That Is Not Digested
Constipation, vomitting, abdomal pain and tingling in hands and fingers I have been having issues with digestion with the better part of 15 years. Lack of insurance prevented me from looking into it. I have always had problems going the the bathroom and
The good news is that you have a doctor's apointment. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner treatment can be initiated. It sounds like you are dealing with acid reflux disease; the blood in your stool can be due to hemorrhoids (external or internal) and/or a bleeding ulcer, and can be a sign of colon cancer. You will likely need a test of your upper and lower GI tract (endoscopy and colonoscopy). After a thorough history of your problem, and physical, diagnostic tests can be ordered.
Try not to worry. Like I stated, it is good that you are now under a doctor's care.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Depends: A normal healthy person can easily digest all usual foods. For good health have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco and do not take any more than one drink/day. ...Read more
Not sure what you: Mean. Your body will take care of digestion. While you should try to chew your food as best as possible, keep hydrated, minimize processed foods, make sure you are consuming fiber and keep active, even if you aren't great about these things, your body's natural mechanisms will still allow for pretty reasonable digestion. ...Read more
What's the hurry?: Why would you want to hasten your digestion? Are you feeling bloated, or are you not eliminating regularly? These could be similar or different physiological issues, and it would be best to talk with your own doctor about any digestive problems you might be having. If you're having no problems but you just want to hurry, I respectfully suggest learning to appreciate your body's natural timing. ...Read more
Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small intestine in 6-8 hours, when it enters the large intestine for further absorption. Then it may take on average 33 hours for men and 47 hours for women to pass, but again, this is variable. Children may take around 33 hours from end to end. ...Read more
Milk versus Meat:
Milk digests in about 3 hours
protein in meat digests more slowly and can take up to six hours to digest.
Higher fatty foods digest more slowly as well.
Carbohydrates digest faster than protein- especially if the carbohydrates are processed like white flour. Fiber slows the digestive process and is better for the slower absorption of sugar unto the bloodstream. ...Read more
To answer if this limited 400 character response. It starts in your mouth with enzymes in your saliva and finishing with the final absorption of water in your colon before you have a bowel movement and "poop" out the waste. Look into this website below for a comprehensive but understandable description of the process:
http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/your-digestive-system ...Read more
Soft carbs: Generally soft foods that are mostly carbohydrates like farina or cream of wheat, rice pudding (but avoid if you have lactose intolerance), toast and tea. ...Read more
Not particularly: Some foods digest more quickly than others, like liquids and simple carbohydrates. But besides varying what you eat, your body is quite good at regulating things to optimize digestion. ...Read more
Yes: Chewing food into smaller pieces and allowing the digestive enzymes to more effectively process the food is better for you for lots of reasons. ...Read more
Transit Time: Digestion depends on food being in contact with digestive secretions and the intestinal surface long enough to be broken down and absorbed. Things like lactose intolerance, infections and food poisoning speed up transit time and things like opiate painkillers, old age, inactivity and lack of fiber prolong transit time. ...Read more
32!: There is no fixed number. It depends on the consistency, texture, and amount you bite off. Food should be chewed thoroughly enough to be the consistency of cooked oat meal. ...Read more
Depends: The correction depends on the nature of your problem with digestion. Please respond with a description of your specific symptoms so a good answer can be provided.. ...Read more
G.I. doctor to check: A gastroenterologist (G.I. Or stomach specialist) can evaluate for problems if a person thinks he is not absorbing nutrients properly. There are many different types of malabsorption, so one cannot just presume that taking some acid would help. Some digestive enzymes require an acid environment, but other enzymes (the ones in the small intestine) need the acid "neutralized" in order to work. ...Read more
GI doctor needed: Digesting food properly is important of course. A GI doctor would be the specialist to help diagnose your condition, so a treatment can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: On the digestion issue, e.G gas, bloat, or cramps, or nausea, or diarrhea, or constipation, or pain (location is a factor). In general, avoid fried greasy, spicy foods, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Some are sensitive to the carbohydrates in dairy, or grains and beans. Some have issues withe proteins in wheat and some other grains. Avoid carbonated beverages, sugarless gum (sorbitol). See a doc, rd. ...Read more
Indigestion: Sometimes indigestion is due a condition known as heart burn. Start with your diet. Watch carbohydrates especially how they are combined with the rest of your food. Sometimes taking antacids will help. Sometimes the symptoms are due to disorders in the GI tract such as gerd, or gall bladder disease. If you are concerned about these, see your doctor. ...Read more
Healthy food: Your body will process any food you eat. There are many people who have food sensitivities and everyone is an individual. Avoid foods that bother you would be the best course of action; as always healthy eating avoid processed food is best. Many people have celiac disease (1%) of the population which is a sensitively to gluten protein should also consider this during food selection. ...Read more
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