18th November 2019


How long do you have to wait to lay down after you eat?

Share: Follow these tips to minimize the pain and discomfort associated with GERD, also called acid reflux or heartburn. If you're prone to acid reflux, it's important that you don't lie flat for a minimum of two hours after you've eaten a meal or snack.

How long does it take for food to get out of your stomach?

50% of stomach contents emptied2.5 to 3 hours
Total emptying of the stomach4 to 5 hours
50% emptying of the small intestine2.5 to 3 hours
Transit through the colon30 to 40 hours
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