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Am I burning more calories when I am constipated or when I have a bad case of diarrhea?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Neither in most case

Neither constipation not diarrhea affect calorie consumption.
In some cases an infectious diarrhea may lead to poor absorption of calories and decreased intake and chronic inflammatory diarrhea may increase metabolic demands in some cases but a significant difference would only be seen in very sick patients.

In brief: Neither in most case

Neither constipation not diarrhea affect calorie consumption.
In some cases an infectious diarrhea may lead to poor absorption of calories and decreased intake and chronic inflammatory diarrhea may increase metabolic demands in some cases but a significant difference would only be seen in very sick patients.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Neither

Constipation nor diarrhea have minimal effect on calorie consumption.

In brief: Neither

Constipation nor diarrhea have minimal effect on calorie consumption.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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