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what's the best thing for boating, cause from ibs and soda consumption?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Bloating: You may try to treat gas with over the counter anti gas medicine. Also the diet must be targeted. Look up the low fodmap diet and try to use it as a guide for your diet.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sorry to say this: BUT, if soda is contributing to your bloating - recommend you quit the soda. If it is caffeinated it may also be exacerbating your anxiety disorder.

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