|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
HeLLo John, Yea during meal liquids usually creates problem in proper digestion but it effects only in long run, not in our daily routine, but can effect your digestive system in older age. i just want to explain the few problems arises from liquids during liquid, one is GASTRITIS and the other is ACHLOHYDRIA. Research suggestes that much of the gastritis is caused by bacterial infection of gastric mucosa but other common substance is alcohal. and water during meal also effect as when hydrogen ions when diffuse in the stomach epithilium, creating additional havoc and leading to a vicious cycle of progressive stomach mucosal damage and allotrophy. it also makes the mucosa susceptible to peptic digestion, thus frequently resulting in gastric ulcer. ACHLORHYDRIA means simply that the stomach fails to secrete HCL, and it is diagnosed when the pH of the gastric secretions fail to decerease below 6.5 after maximal stimulation. research shows that ACHLORHYDRIA can be happen by having increase ammount of water in diet.
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