The Condition"...The small intestine secretes sucrase (breaks sucrose into glucose and fructose); maltase (breaks maltose into glucose); and lactase (breaks lactose into glucose and galactose - lactase is missing in many people)..."
The Condition"...Food breaks down further in the small intestine after passing through the stomach, and the absorption of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat takes place..." Recommendation Low/Decreased Carbohydrate Diet"Avoid spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, white rice) so you won't oversecrete mucus and decrease your absorption..."
Recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus"...Acidophilus also promotes proper peristalsis - the normal movement of food through the small intestine..."
Recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus" Acidophilus is essential in the absorption of nutrients from our food..."
The Condition"...It also secretes petidase to split peptides (from protein) into amino acids, and lipase to break down fat into glycerol and fatty acids..."
The Condition"...Approximately 50% of the carbohydrate digestion is performed by amylase from the pancreas, 40% by amylase from saliva, and 10% by intestinal amylase..."
The Condition"...Goblet cells in the mucosa also produce mucus..."
The Condition"...Epithelial cells in the small intestine secrete over half a gallon of a neutral fluid daily to supply a watery substance to mix with the chyme and provide a substance to aid in electrolyte and vitamin absorption through the villi..."
The Condition"...Symptoms of Small Intestine Dysfunction ... General symptoms of small intestine dysfunction include abdominal bloating and pain, gas, diarrhea, nausea..."
The Condition"...The small intestine is the largest part of the gastrointestinal tract and is composed of the duodenum which is about one foot long, jejunum (5-8 feet long), and ileum (16-20 feet long)..."
The Condition"...Capillaries in the villi absorb amino acids, glucose, fructose, and galactose while lacteals absorb fatty acid and glycerol to travel through the lymphatic vessels..."
The Condition"...Lipase, amylase, trypsin, chymotrypsin and sodium bicarbonate are received from the pancreas upon hormonal signals from pancreozymin and other hormones (produced in the small intestine) and neural signals from the vagus nerve..."
The Condition"...As chyme enters the small intestine, its acidity causes secretion of the hormone secretin, which signals the pancreas to secrete alkaline juices to neutralize the chyme..."
The Condition"...Lack of HCl will contribute to this also..."