A 43-year-old female asked:
I have scoliosis and svt i notice when i eat fiber foods my intestine and stomach bloat up and causes more fast heartbeats till i expel gas. why?
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Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Distension: Some patients do notice more heart rhythm disturbance after eating,which is attributed to stomach distension affecting the vagus nerve. The same thing can occur with gaseous distension of the stomach. To prevent gas buildup, take simethicone 1/2 hour after meals to see if it helps. Drinking hot water helps break down gas and expedites its passage through the intestinal tract.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2020
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