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Tomato Soup And Digestion
I had tomato soup two days ago and have had at least one BM in between. Today, there is red in the BM. Could this be soup or should I worry?
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
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
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. ?
Why do certain foods increase heart rate?For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..
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
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?
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
Wisdom teeth removed 45hrs ago. Been taking ani bibiotic + panadine fort + anti nausea. Keep vomiting. ONLY thing I won't vomit is tomato soup. Why??
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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