Questions tagged [digestion]

the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.

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I want to repair my digestive system [closed]

I've been experiencing diarrhea every morning for the past 8 months. What should I do?
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Can Helicobacter pylori affect the body outside of the digestive system?

I had a discussion with a friend who's going through some medical issues as of lately. She underwent a few tests and met a few doctors which inquired about her medical history. She has frequent ...
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How To Get Rid Of Bloated Stomach? [closed]

I am a 27 year old male(75 kg 1.78 tall) and I do weight training for 7 years already. I do always have problem about eating. The main problem is bloating and sometimes I even feel that I have an ...
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When, if ever, should one use a laxative?

I'm in my mid-twenties and have never taken a laxative or used prune juice. I've experienced constipation and general discomfort before, but it never occurred to me that a laxative would be useful and ...
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What is the mechanism of heartburn?

My father recently forwarded me a factoid saying: most of us believe that heartburn is caused by excess production of gastric acid. In fact, in most cases it is caused by improper functioning of ...
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What is the mechanism of eczema?

I'm trying to link the signs and symptoms of eczema (especially atopic dermatitis) to its causes. In short, what is the mechanism of the disease? In an answer of another question about eczema, @...
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Can the body be shocked into a faster metabolism?

It seems to be a relatively well-known fact that sudden extended periods of caloric restriction will cause a severe drop in metabolism. But I can't seem to find much research about the reverse process....
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Why does my girlfriend have such smaller stools when we eat the same food?

My girlfriend and I have a fairly well-rounded diet. We eat a lot of vegetables, beans, and grains, some dairy and a moderate amount of meat (maybe one serving per day). I would assume our diet to be ...
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Is stomach acid an emulsion?

It occurred to me that oils float on water, and the stomach is always full of aqueous solution. The stomach empties at the bottom, meaning that oils would only ever pass out of the stomach when it is ...