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What are some of the chemicals like HCl that regulate digestion?

What are some of the chemicals like HCl that regulate digestion?

Not a simple answer: First of all, hcl doesn't regulate digestion, it just facilitates conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin.
However, regulation of digestion is incredibly complex as mediated by nerve signal interplay locally within the gut, centrally with the brain, along with neurotransmitters, hormones, a multitude of chemical signaling and feedback loops that all interact with immune system, food, environment, etc. ...Read more

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Why am I so tired after eating? Is it because my blood is going towards digestion and not as much to my organs?

Why am I so tired after eating? Is it because my blood is going towards digestion and not as much to my organs?

Yes: Though be extremely tired is dependent upon overeating and eating heavy carbohydrate diet or sugary beverages and heavy fatty food. Healthy living and exercise will decrease post meal tiredness ...Read more

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Where is the epigastric region and what organs associated with digestion are located in that area?

Where is the epigastric region and what organs associated with digestion are located in that area?

The epigastric. ..: Region is the upper abdomen between the bottom of the chest/ribcage and the bellybutton. The main gastrointestinal organs associated with digestion there are the stomach and first part of the small bowel (duodenum). The transverse colon also runs across the epigastric region. The liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas are also located there and assist in digestion. ...Read more

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My wife often has major headaches, that she thinks are related to digestion problems. She's intolerant to dairy products. Could that be the reason?

My wife often has major headaches, that she thinks are related to digestion problems. She's intolerant to dairy products. Could that be the reason?

Food intolerance: Some people can get headaches triggered by certain foods. Keeping a headache and diet diary may show a pattern. Aged cheeses, wines and pickled foods are well known for causing migraines. ...Read more

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Hi, There seems to be a lot of confusing info in regards to digestion after GB removal I don't have stones or attacks but mine is twisted My main problem is major bloating after just about any food, and I mean organic home prepared healthy food. I am wond

Hi, There seems to be a lot of confusing info in regards to digestion after GB removal I don't have stones or attacks but mine is twisted My main problem is major bloating after just about any food, and I mean organic home prepared healthy food. I am wond

Bloating, pain: After meals is very common with GB issues. I'm not sure what you mean by a "twisted" GB however. With the symptoms you mentioned, it would be worth seeing a surgeon to explore whether surgery would be beneficial for you. Sounds like it might be. Good luck! ...Read more

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My digestion is usually healthy, but I always feel constipated for the first few days of my period. Even laxatives don't seem to help. What can I do?

My digestion is usually healthy, but I always feel constipated for the first few days of my period. Even laxatives don't seem to help. What can I do?

Check out this link: Drinking lots of water with prune juice and daily exercise may help. See GI if it persists for further work up. Take care! Http://www. Henriettes-herb. Com/faqs/medi-3-13-constipation. Html. ...Read more

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My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

Tmj: There are people who can get along with only their back teeth touching and have no problems. The "normal" bite would have anterior contacts also with the cuspids (canine teeth) guiding your bite. If that's how things felt before, you should talk to your dentist about adjusting it back. That alone would not typically affect digestion. Your back teeth still grind the food up fine. ...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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How do salts help with digestion?

How do salts help with digestion?

What salts please?: Digestion is predominantly dependent on the activity of pancreatic enzymes and bile salts (is this what you mean?), the mechanical action on food of the stomach, and the integrity of the mucosal surface of the intestine thru which nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

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How can I best improve digestion?

How can I best improve digestion?

Various: Avoid coffee, excess alcohol, excess fats (fried) overeating, anxiety, & fear. Make meal times unhurried and relaxing. My own theory is that more than minimal liquids dilute intestinal enzymes, which depend upon concentrated milieu for effective chemical food digestion. A small amount of alcohol at inception of meal is reputed to stimulate gastric juices; I cannot recount medical evidence however. ...Read more

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Does gingerale help with digestion?

Does gingerale help with digestion?

Unknown: Although ginger remains a popular remedy for an upset stomach, there is not substantial clinical evidence to suggest that it helps with digestion. ...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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I'm having digestion troubles and gagging?

I'm having digestion troubles and gagging?

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. ...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 other tips can you give me to improve digestion?

What other tips can you give me to improve digestion?

Increase fiber.: In our society, one of the most glaring deficiencies in her diet is adequate dietary fiber. Increasing a whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and even perhaps adding a fiber supplements such as Metamucil, often helps digestion. Drink plenty of fluids also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey what kind of food good for strong digestion? Thanks

Hey what kind of food good for strong digestion? Thanks

Try ginger: Like perhaps ginger tea. Peppermint tea also works. Preferably without added caffeine. A balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables void of fast foods will also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Plz tell me which medicine is used for digestion problem?

Plz tell me which medicine is used for digestion problem?

Depends: First: determine what is meant by "digestive problem"
second: determine the cause of this digestive problem.
Third: sometimes it can be as simple as gastroesophageal reflux and sometimes medications such as proton pump inhibitors could be used. All of course, under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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I wish to know how does the body system work for digestion?

Biochemistry: Acid in the stomach and enzymes in the small intestine break down food into small molecules that can be absorbed through the intestinal lining. This takes the combined work of the GI tract, the liver and the pancreas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to recover digestion problem please help?

Can you tell me how to recover digestion problem please help?

Sure we can...: ...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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Digestion problem: what are some prescribed medicines for this?

Digestion problem: what are some prescribed medicines for this?

Depends: First: determine what is meant by "digestive problem"
second: determine the cause of this digestive problem.
Third: sometimes it can be as simple as gastroesophageal reflux and sometimes medications such as proton pump inhibitors could be used. All of course, under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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I had always problems with my digestion. ...So please give advice?

I had always problems with my digestion. ...So please give advice?

Work with doctor: Work with your own doctor on any problems with digestion. You will need to give your entire history and be examined, because "problems with digestion" can mean so many different things. Your doctor will also need to check some lab work with you, and possibly suggest changes with the food you're eating. ...Read more