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No one can prove that quitting smoking doesn't cause frequent bowel movements in a particular individual, but it's not a symptom generally associated with quitting smoking. The usual symptoms are: Nicotine cravings. Anger, frustration, and irritability. Anxiety. Depression. Weight gain. As a former smoker, I would add increased appetite and difficulty ...


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Increased levels of stomach acid aren't actually listed as causes for GERD anywhere I could find. It is listed as a cause for ulcers, but not GERD: Increased levels of gastrin can cause increased release of acid and may lead to ulcers (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) [Stomach acid test - What Abnormal Results Mean] Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs ...


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Before we discuss safety, I wouldn't agree that these two work 'equally well'. While ranitidine (a histamine 2-receptor antagonist - H2A) is a medicine with good efficacy, studies have shown that proton pump inhibitors - PPI (such as omeprasole) are more efficient. (1, 2) One of these studies concludes: Maintenance treatment with omeprazole (20 or 10 mg ...


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I cannot answer your question directly, but explaining some general considerations might help to clarify what would be a sound choosing approach. When you say: In my opinion it is better to use capsule since it will protect the bacteria from the acid environment in the stomach. bear in mind that this applies to gastro-resistant capsules only: Gastro-...


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Well, you eat a number of things - protein, carbohydrates, fats, water, alcohol (at times), etc. Digestion begins in the mouth.The stomach muscles contract periodically, churning food to enhance digestion, breaking it into tiny particles called "chyme", which can indeed be an emulsion. The stomach doesn't act as a beaker; it has input and shakes things up. ...


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TL;DR: The only time you should induce vomiting is if the patient is showing no signs or symptoms and you are directed to by poison control or EMS dispatch. If you have a pill overdose situation and there are any complications such as altered level of consciousness, difficulty breathing, etc., then you want to get emergency medical (EMS) involved ...


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This page from the NIH has a lot of relevant information about lactose intolerance. There are several standard diagnostic tests for lactose intolerance, but your physician might ask you to try eliminating dairy from your diet before you receive any of those tests. If avoiding lactose alleviates your symptoms, you've potentially treated your primary lactose ...


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Stomach rumbles, or to give them their proper name of boborygmus, are the movement of gas and fluid in the intestines. This is a normal thing. Most of the time they are not loud enough to be audible, but they can occasionally be heard without the aid of a stethoscope. It can also occur with incomplete digestion causing excess gas, excess swallowing of air, ...


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Yes, you should be looking into getting help. Nausea during chemotherapy is very common, and should be treated. But nausea in the morning 9 years after chemotherapy? That is not at all normal. There are a great many medical problems that can cause nausea, including, unfortunately, a possible recurrence of her cancer. These should be ruled out by her doctor(...


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Sleeping in a prone position is not bad. However there are some complications of it that can be negative. A simple example is drooling. A more important problem with sleeping in a prone position is poor posture. Most people don't have a bed like a chiropractic table that allows them to breathe with their face straight down while maintaining a neutral spine. ...


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Not sure if I answered this right: leaflady.org The system begins in the mouth, where the pH of saliva is 5.7 – 7.0. In the esophagus the pH is 7.0. The stomach pH is 1.5 – 3.0. In the Duodenum (upper part of the small intestine) pH is 4.0 – 5.0, and in the lower part of the small intestine (jejunum and ileum), pH 6.5 – 7.5 The reason for it: ...


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As you mentioned in the side note, it really depends on the type of pill. Because there are chemical interactions between the food and the pill e.g. tetracycline and milk (tetracycline and calcium form complexes, thus inactivating the antibiotic). Generally the gastric pH is not so important for the drug uptake, as it happens in the small intestine. ...


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Recent research results point to serious adverse health risks with the long term use of PPIs. These medicines increase the risk of heart disease, increase the risk of dementia and chronic kidney disease. These adverse effects have only recently been found. The association with heart disease used to be controversial, but recently obtained evidence points to a ...


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More stuff = More time The stomach has sensory capabilities that help determine the nutritional content of what it receives. This allows it to "taste" and decide what it needs to add to the "stirring pot" to get cooking. When the stomach receives traditional foods like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, it adds protein-digesting enzymes such as pepsin and ...


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Stomach acid does not react with foods in the way that it would form harmful chemical complexes. The acid affects pepsinogen - it helps to convert it in its active form pepsin, which is the enzyme that breaks down proteins. https://www.reference.com/science/pepsinogen-converted-pepsin-3f6a6755935d1c0f If your question is about acid reflux and how to ...


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Yes, of course. Helycobacter Pylorii is a gram- bacteria which live is acid envronment, like stomach or duodenum. Common thoughts are that since stomach is acid, HP should die during time. This is not true, because this bacteria has different "weapons" to survive: -urease: this enzyme uses urea in the stomach to produce ammonia and HCO3-(bicarbonate), ...


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According to the Mayo Clinic, the following can turn your stool red: Red food coloring, beets, cranberries, tomato juice or soup, red gelatin or drink mixes. A quick google search for "pomegranate red stool" shows several anecdotal results, but nothing that looks like a reputable source. Anyone who is concerned about blood in their stool should see a ...


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An EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) with biopsy has a sensitivity of 95% for diagnosing Peptic Ulcers. That means less than 5% are missed. Remember, this is on average. That doesn't sound amazing, but it's actually pretty good. This article talks about clinical predictors for ulcers, which are also very important in diagnosis. If someone has symptoms, ...


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If they both contain the exact same substance, then powder form may be easier to measure more precisely. However, I cannot find any studies indicating any significant difference between capsule and powder form. Additionally, I would like to give you this link containing an interview with Dr. Stefano Guandalini, MD, Section Chief of Pediatric ...


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People tend to gain weight around the abdomen and hips because we generally have many more millions out fat cells in those areas and very few in the hands. It is possible to gain weight in your hands, but it is not possible to target weight gain in only your hands. Weight gain and weight loss happens systemically; that is, that your entire body gains and ...


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The food normally goes from the gullet (esophagus) through the stomach (gaster) into the bowel (intestine). After the stomach removal (gastrectomy), the surgeon connects the gullet and the bowel, so the food will then go directly from the gullet into the bowel. The spleen is not a part of the gut (gastrointestinal tract) and is not involved in the digestion ...


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There is convincing evidence that measures, like crushing the tablets before use, taking them with food or water, lower doses and temporary discontinuation of use, are associated with the lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to interfere with any drug regime prescribed by a doctor. How NSAIDs cause ...


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Do the antimicrobial properties of honey counteract the probiotic properties of yogurt? It appears not to. Studies using 5% (w/w) clover honey had no effect on Steptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus delbrukeii subsp bulgaricus and probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. You are correct that honey has been found to have ...


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Yes, there is a big difference, it differs in our metabolism, the number of enzymes and the time of digestion. Why? Let's break it down. Stomach acid is a digestive fluid, formed in the stomach and is composed of hydrochloric acid (HCl) .05–0.1 M (roughly 5,000–10,000 parts per million or 0.5-1%)2 potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl). The ...


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Exercise helps move the gas out of your body: the study found that walking helped move food through the stomach much more quickly. When the stomach empties faster, gas is able to move more quickly into your small intestine and cause less distress. "Simply lying down often provides relief from bloating," Palmer says. "But the thing about gas and ...


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The mode of transmission of helicobacter is unknown but studies show that people with helicobacter infections may have it also in their saliva. So, in this study, 75% had helicobacter identified by molecular Probes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC502720/ This has lead to some people saying that transmission by saliva is common. https://...


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You can neutralize bile by bile acid sequestrants, such as cholestyramine or colestipol. However, these and other medications, such as H2 blockers and metoclopramide, may not be very effective (Drugs.com, UpToDate, PubMed). The following may prevent bile reflux symptoms: Lifestyle modifications: avoiding large meals, lying down after meals, eating before ...


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You said you went to google and found nothing. I find that puzzling because I went to google, typed in "stomach cancer" and found a wealth of info. Here's a sampling: https://www.cancer.gov/types/stomach http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stomach-cancer/home/ovc-2020232 http://www.webmd.com/cancer/stomach-gastric-cancer#1 http://www....


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Yes, an abdominal CT scan can reveal abnormal mucous lining in the small intestine, for example, in Crohn's disease (PubMed Central), lymphoma, etc. Additional investigations, such as capsule endoscopy and biopsy with histological examination, are usually needed to establish the exact diagnosis.


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They are referring to taking them with a meal (so in a real world sense you'd take them right after you sit down to eat). I'd suggest taking them as prescribed. Not taking your medicine with food can affect the bioavailability / absorption of your medicine. Can get a sick feeling too if taken on an empty stomach.


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