How to tell if your stomach is not digesting food

Do you have a creeping suspicion that your stomach is not digesting your food normally? There could be several different reasons for this, including poor diet, lack of physical activity or an underlying medical condition affecting your digestive process. If you think you might be dealing with poor digestion, there are a few telltale signs. To learn more about how you can tell if your food isn’t digesting properly, keep reading below.

How do I know if my stomach is not digesting food as it should be?

You can reference the list below as an indication that your stomach is not digesting food properly. These are symptoms that your stomach may not be breaking down its contents fully or even at all. 

  • Vomiting — If you’re throwing up after eating, this could potentially be a sign that your stomach isn’t breaking down food or that the stomach muscles are malfunctioning.
  • Acid refluxRegular acid reflux or heartburn is another sign that your food isn’t going in the proper direction and isn’t being processed by the stomach.
  • Diarrhea — If you’re experiencing diarrhea, your digestive system may be cycling your food through your body too quickly and not absorbing enough nutrients.
  • ConstipationConstipation can be a sign of poor nutrition and not enough water in your bowels.
  • Fluctuating blood sugarBlood sugar levels that rise or fall too quickly may also indicate that your stomach isn’t processing foods correctly.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Center for Digestive Health with any further questions!

Still wondering what other things you should know about digestive health services? Are you not sure why you might need care, or maybe you are looking for more information or have other digestive health questions? Please don’t wait to reach out to one of our team members for help. Our team of GI specialists has the training and experience to answer any questions you may have. They can also help you find the most effective treatments for your conditions and for common GI issues.

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