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What To Eat To Absorb Bile In Stomach
Digestion 101: Stomach acid doesn't regulate digestion but facilitates conversion of pepsinogen. Most digestion & absorption occurs beyond the stomach with regulation mediated by nerve signal interplay locally within the gut, centrally with the brain, along with neurotransmitters, hormones, chemical signaling & feedback loops that help mediate secretion, release of bile & pancreatic juice, gut motility, etc. ...Read more
why aren't the proteins we eat denatured in the acidic stomach? how are enzymes able to connect to the proteins, low stomach PH doesnt denature them?
Thoughtful question!: Enzymatic digestion occurs predominantly in the small bowel due to the action of "pancreatic juice" which contains many enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases & amylase. The pancreas also expresses bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize stomach acid, thereby promoting enzymatic action. ...Read more
Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Stomachs can "growl" regardless of the amount of acid in the stomach. If there are new symptoms such as reflux of stomach contents up the esophagus, stomach pains, too much "growling", getting abdominal bloating, changes in stool (too constipated or too loose), one's primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure there is not a medical problem going on. ...Read more
Intestine IQ?: Intestines have enzymes that help transport/absorb the nutrients. If one lacks specific enzymes that particular nutrient is not absorbed properly. ...Read more
How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?
Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for a healthy gut that is working as it should, and being treated to food it should see. Transit time may be decreased with too much red meat, sugar, wheat, potato, and pain medication. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more
Avoid carbs: The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes is called non-alcoholic fatty liver. It helps to avoid carbs. Avoid sugars (especially fruit juice, baked goods, sodas) and starches (like flour, rice, potatoes) and see if you can walk 20-30 minutes a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do b complex supplements need gastric acid to be absorbed in the body or passes the stomach, without any kind of digesting?
NEED FOR B12: Vitamin B12 needs intrinsic factor which is produced by parietal cells in your stomach which also produces hydrochloric acid two steps are required for body to absorp vit B12 from food.First hydrocloric acid in stomach separates vit B12 from protein to which B12 is attached in food. After that B12 combines with protein produced in stomach called intrinsic factor and is absorped by the body. ...Read more
Rehydration: In the strictest sense, you want to put the stomach to rest. However, simple fluids are best to keep from dehydrating. Children have less tolerance and reserves for fluid and electrolyte loss, so i recommend pedialyte for kids. Adults can tolerate vomiting better, so i recommend water, or mild, sweetened tea. I also use ginger ale or flat coke to control nausea. Foods should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Queasy?: Consider light and bland.Get a more detailed answer ›
U mean to defecate?: The addition of fiber supplementation (either in the form of commercial product or dietary fruits/vegetables/whole grains may result in a few days with increased morning stool bulk. Stool softeners may have additive benefit. What however are your goals--changing your bowel pattern to AM, achieving a complete spontaneous defecation, reduce bloating, etc? Please share your complete concern here. ...Read more
No food will : Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more
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