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What Is The Shortest Possible Transit Time For Food To Pass Completely Through The Digestive System
In a normal person: without any prior surgeries or GI diseases, about 60 90 minutes from the mouth thru the small intestine to reach the colon and then another 24-36 hours thru the colon or large intestine to the anus. Of course food that cause diarrhea or constipation can change this in either direction ...Read more
What could cause food to pass through the digestive system in 3-4hours usually with a greenish or yellow/orange color looking partly undigested?
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Parts of GI system: The GI system start with the mouth and teeth. This is where digestion begins. The food is the swallowed and taken to the stomach via the esophagus. In the stomach food is exposed to acid and mechanical grinding. Food then passes into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum where nutrients are absorbed. The liquid then enters the colon where water is absorbed and then out through the anus. ...Read more
Food route: chew in mouth, stomach mixes and meters out into duodenum and then into small intestine for absorption. The residual makes it into the right part of the colon within an hour or less in most people. then over the next 1-4 days it slowly moves toward the rectum where it is slowly dehydrated (no digestion takes place in the colon, except bacterial degradation), eventually expelled ...Read more
Variable: Amount of time between eating food and processing entirely to defecation varies between people a lot. It takes 6-8 hours for food to through stomach and small intestine. From there it goes to large intestine for more digestion, absorption of water, and then elimination of waste. Studies have shown between 33 - 53 hours total. Kids might be faster than adults -- and medications can affect it too. ...Read more
My 4 year old nephew has loose motion since he born 10-15 times a day and his digestive system does not stop any food longer and everything goes out.
If you eat something, does the material have to pass through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream?
Need more info: What signs are you noticing that lead you to the conclusion that you are not digesting food? Whole food in your stools (bowel movements), such as corn, raisins, etc are relatively common if you don't chew your food completely. This is not necessarily a bad sign. If you are having lots of undigested food in your stool, particularly if it's running quickly through your body, may be other issues. ...Read more
I have very poor digestive system.My stomach couldn't digest food properly. My age 23 and weight is 45 kg. ?
You might try...: 1st,see a Doctor.It sounds like you have a malabsorbtion syndrome which could be parasites, infections,dietary intolerances,or inflammatory diseases.You need stool studies, and blood work.In the mean time I suggest an elimination diet.Eliminating all dairy&all gluten, then reintroduce if you are feeling better. this leaves potatoes, rice, corn, meat, fruits, and vegetables.Try to cook all u eat. ...Read more
Activia: As above or similar.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Lack of fiber is bad for your digestive system. Fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. Juices do not typically contain fiber. If you suddenly increase fiber content, that can make gas worse, especially if you chose to eat beans which are high in fiber & protein (great combination!). ...Read more
Easy to digest: Rice toast or saltine crackers bananas chicken green leafy vegetables gelatin fresh fruit including cantaloupe, squash or apricots scrambled eggs mashed potatoes fermented foods including yogurt and sauerkraut. ...Read more
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