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How quickly does stomach lining replace itself

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tissue in the body regenerates at different rates.. how quickly does stomach tissue regenerate
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 8 years ago.

It is considered that the lining of the stomach is replaced every 5 -10 days due to the highly acidic nature of stomach contents and the need to protect against damage.

The process is continual with respect to shedding of cell layers, and there are multiple protective measures to look after the vulnerable surface.

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