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Doctor insights on: Will Digestive Enzymes Help You Lose Weight

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

No: If anything, they would increase caloric absorption and weight, but probably woun't do either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Whaat are digestive enzymes and what does it mean to have low digestive enzymes? What can I do to fix it?

Whaat are digestive enzymes and what does it mean to have low digestive enzymes? What can I do to fix it?

Enzymes are catalyst: Digestive enzymes help with the digestion ; absorption of food and other things, we eat. They are mainly present in the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, etc. Having low enzymes mean having less amounts of enzymes than needed for digestion and absorption. Enzymes are available in the form of pills or capsules. Finding and treating the cause of low enzymes is most important. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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What does it indicate if digestive enzymes is helping my acid reflux ?

Adrenal issue: Reflux has many causes, but often it's related to not producing enough digestive enzymes naturally to digest your food, and this is often linked to adrenal fatigue. You can research more about this on the web. Other causes of reflux can be related to poor dietary habits, excess caffeine or alcohol, yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to ingest digestive enzymes if there is no need for me to ingest digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes: If you don't need them probably not. Things like Bromelain and Papain do absorb into your body but are not harmful. However primitive man got along without them ...Read more

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What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, i ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

What are the natural sources of digestive enzymes, i ve no appetite or very low one since a long time, cd this be due enzyme deficiency?

COULD BE: There are myriad reasons for poor appetite. This would be at least a 2 hour visit investigating clues, symptoms, etc.. I see you have respiratory problems. Do you smoke? That's a big one. You are young, and sound like you have sxs of anxiety, which in and of itself is classic for loss of appetite. See a good, comprehensive doctor and ask questions, go through all your symptoms, how long, etc. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more