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A 44-year-old female asked:

Tips to prevent bloating stomach?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Diet/meds: Flatulence ( gas) and bloating can be related to the ingestion of gas forming foods ( cabbagen cauliflour, onions. Scallions) or indigestion, avoidance is primary. To aleviate symtoms medicine containing simethicone ( phazyme, gasx, generic simethicone) will help reduce gas builldup as well as simple antacids.
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends whether this has been a life long issue which is usually a food allergy or intolerance. If this is a relatively new thing, a trip to the gastroenterologist might be advisable. Sometimes new onset bloating necessitates a colonoscopy to rule out colon pathology.

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Diet modification: Certain foods have a sugar called rafinose which we cannot metabolize and then bacteria in our gut use it for food and produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Beans are notorious for having high levels of rafinose. Try using Beano tablets and see if your symptoms go away.

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