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How can someone continue to eat and digest after removal of stomach?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Many small meals

The stomach functions like a washing machine, mixing the food with acid and digestive enzymes to prepare the food for further digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.
A person who has required stomach removal can compensate for this loss by eating 6 small meals a day, taking vitamin supplements, and eating foods that are easier to digest.

In brief: Many small meals

The stomach functions like a washing machine, mixing the food with acid and digestive enzymes to prepare the food for further digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.
A person who has required stomach removal can compensate for this loss by eating 6 small meals a day, taking vitamin supplements, and eating foods that are easier to digest.
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