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A 34-year-old male asked:

I am 34 and have a hiatal hernia. i drink alcohol occasionally. i watch my diet and exercise gas and bloating have increased. why? soothing remedies?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your doctor: Increased gas and bloating are symptoms of malabsorption, generally. This can be multifactorial, i.e. Related to diet, stomach, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, or a host of other issues. Sometimes over the counter products containing mylicon can be of some help, but i would recommend a thorough evaluation with your primary doctor and perhaps upper endoscopy (egd).
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Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 31 years experience
Worsening hiatal her: The symptoms you describe of gas and bloating may indicate that you are swallowing more air (not under your control). If the stomach is sitting in a certain position it may make it difficult for it to empty out and thus the symptoms of gas and bloating. Try not to eat anything at night about 2 hrs prior to going to sleep, this may help.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2016

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