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Doctor insights on: Tomato Soup And Digestion

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Could you tell me what happens to the body if you eat nothing but tomato soup and muesli?

Could you tell me what happens to the body if you eat nothing but tomato soup and muesli?

Here's a better idea: You'll lose weight because your diet is boring. You will become deficient in vitamin b12, and probably iodine, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins a, c, and d, and probably more. Your protein intake will be marginal. And forgive me -- you'll need to deal with everyone thinking you are crazy. How about eating a sensible diet and spending your spare time doing fitness? You'll make friends & be healthy. ...Read more

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Does tomato soup help constipation?

Does tomato soup help constipation?

Possibly: There is soluble fiber in tomato soup which can help with bowel movements. There are other food items though higher in fiber that could be more effective ...Read more

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A downs syndrome adult has difficulty swallowing with pain/eats only tomato soup for the last few years, what to do?

A downs syndrome adult has difficulty swallowing with pain/eats only tomato soup for the last few years, what to do?

ENT doc: There are many causes for difficult swallowing - dysphagia. See an ENT doc who can examine the patient and do swallowing studies. ...Read more

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Every time I have tomato soup my stomach feels weird. It hurts but it doesn't at the same time it feels so bad. I need to know what this means. ?

Every time I have tomato soup my stomach feels weird. It hurts but it doesn't at the same time it feels so bad. I need to know what this means. ?

More info needed: does weird = pain?
If you have gastritis , the acidic soup may exacerbate symptoms. If you have a lactose intolerance, the cream may bother you not knowing its in the mix.
Is good to understand your body. ...Read more

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Why do certain foods increase heart rate?For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..

Why do certain foods increase heart rate?For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..

Sensitivities - food: You may be sensitive to the amount of histamine in the foods that you eat. You can find a list of histamine rish and histamine poor foods online. Tomatoes are known to be high in histamine. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets blood in his stool after eating tomato based foods such as spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. Is there anything that can be done?

My boyfriend gets blood in his stool after eating tomato based foods such as spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. Is there anything that can be done?

Food in stool: Boyfriend is likely seeing red from the tomato sauce and tomato bits that are in the stool. If it occurs when he is not having spaghetti sauce and tomatoes then he should see a doctor and check it out. If it is inside the stool then it is probably bleeding from the intestine. If blood is outside the stool and around it is likely from hemorrhoids. Ask pharmacist for card to test stool for blood. ...Read more

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Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

See GI: If gastric ulcer is suspected, you should see a gastroenterologist, schedule an endoscopy. He will look down your stomach with a camera, this will confirm or exclude upper gastrointestinal ulcer. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup.Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery(same day)?Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site?When can I eat it?

Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup.Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery(same day)?Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site?When can I eat it?

Post op: While not recommended to eat hot and spicy food the same day as an extraction, nothing terrible is going to happen from that. The dentist who treated you should have given you oral and/or written instructions and would be the best one to answer your questions. The better you comply with instructions the quicker and easier healing will occur. ...Read more

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I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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How can I improve my digestion?

How can I improve my digestion?

What are you asking?: What are you experiencing that suggests "mal"-digestion is present? You question will be better answered if we can hear from you: 1) your bowel habits (have these changed)?; 2) food intolerances noted; 3) unwanted weight loss/gain?; 4) co-morbidties (are you diabetic, on medications that alter digestion)?; 5) appetite/fullness; 6) bleeding; 7) symptoms that cause you to feel digestion is impaired? ...Read more

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Help, what things can help digestion?

Help, what things can help digestion?

A good diet.: For best digestion, you should have a well-rounded diet, relatively low and bad fats, and high in fiber. Lots of fluids is important. The Mediterranean diet seems to be a good one. This will encourage the best digestion. ...Read more

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What should I eat to help my digestion?

What should I eat to help my digestion?

Probiotics.: Recommend foods that not overly greasy or spicy. Consider probiotics. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, bifantis, lactobacillus gg, bacillus coagulans, bacillus subtilis, lactobacillus salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems. ...Read more

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How many servings of tomatoes can you have a day?

How many servings of tomatoes can you have a day?

Tomatoes: As many as you can eat but your skin may turn yellow from the carotenes in them. But eyes will not turn yellow. ...Read more

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Can help help me in defining the benefits of tomato?

Can help help me in defining the benefits of tomato?

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant. They also contain a high amount of vitamins c, k and a, and contain dietary fiber. They provide many nutrients that aid cardiovascular health, and they are low in sodium, fat and calories, and have been shown to aid bone health. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to solve digestion problems?

What is the fastest way to solve digestion problems?

First define problem: Happy to help, but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. ...Read more

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What are some substitutes to tomatoes for allergic people?

What are some substitutes to tomatoes for allergic people?

Not nightshade : Any food that is not in the nightshade family. Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and as such, there is a chance of cross reactions to other foods in the nightshade family such as potatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. ...Read more

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Are red hots good for digestion?

Are red hots good for digestion?

Why would U think so: Ingesting hot peppers of any type can cause indigestion, particularly if you do not usually have them in your diet. The burning sensation that you experience in your mouth from eating hot peppers also can occur in your stomach during digestion. Ref. http://www.livestrong.com/article/458957-the-side-effects-of-hot-peppers/ ...Read more

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What are the food to aid digestion ?

What are the food to aid digestion ?

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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What can I do to speed digestion up?

What can I do to speed digestion up?

Sure we can help...: ...but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. Further, what is your therapeutic goal--more rapid GI transit, the ability to eat larger quantities, faster metabolism??? ...Read more

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Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

Are tomatoes a good fruit substitute?

Fruit or veg.: From a botanic standpoint, a tomato is a fruit (ovary of a flowering plant). However from a culinary standpoint it is considered a vegetable. Tomatoes have many health benefits to include being a good source of vitamin c. When heated lycopene is produced (antioxidant that can help reduce risk of prostate cancer). It is low in calories. It can help strengthen bones and reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

No relationship: Saw palmetto has been suggested for the improving of urinary outflow related to prostate enlargement. It does not change digestion in any known way. ...Read more

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What is the effect of stress on digestion?

What is the effect of stress on digestion?

Stress can....: ... Increase stomach acid, leading to heartburn (gastric reflux); cause nausea or vomiting if severe; cause diarrhea or constipation, or both. Stress increases the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the parasympathetic system. Digestion requires the opposite for best functioning. ...Read more

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Should II take HCl to help with digestion?

Should II take HCl to help with digestion?

No: A normal stomach makes large amounts of acid, at the correct time, in regulated quantities, and stops acid release when acid is no longer needed. A person taking tiny amounts of acid would find no extra benefit, but a person taking larger amounts of acid would burn his mouth, throat, and esophagus (bad things!). Someone with achlorhydria (lack of acid) can ask his gastroenterologist for advice. ...Read more

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What is the effect of lycopene in tomatoes?

What is the effect of lycopene in tomatoes?

Several food ones: Lycopene is a good antioxidant, but may also have direct anti-proliferative effects in cancer too. These cellular effects may make it a helpful partner (not by itself) in cancer treatment. Some of its metabolites could have anti-cancer effects as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21615277. ...Read more

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Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

No: The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate the bile that is created by the liver and secreted into your intestines. Its presence is not necessary for digestion. ...Read more