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Will the digestive system weaken with inactivity?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Define inactivity

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Are you not eating? If so, the GI tract is not doing its job & the muscles surrounding the entire track may become atrophic (weaker).
Digestion, absorption, and production of chemicals may not be weakened however. If inactivity came first, then a functional GI work-up is in order. By this I do not mean scoping, but a much more thorough look molecularly.

In brief: Define inactivity

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Are you not eating? If so, the GI tract is not doing its job & the muscles surrounding the entire track may become atrophic (weaker).
Digestion, absorption, and production of chemicals may not be weakened however. If inactivity came first, then a functional GI work-up is in order. By this I do not mean scoping, but a much more thorough look molecularly.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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