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A 71-year-old male asked:

have chronic wind after food and through the night?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Gas: Gas is formed from swallowing air, bacterial production or fermentation. Changing your diet and adding good bacteria( probiotics) can help. Simethicone is a medicine used for gas.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Gut issues: You may have indigestion issues - possible poor absorption of certain ingredients (lactose, fat). Have you have a colonoscopy at your age? Have you discussed it with your doc? Try elimination diet where you avoid one product at a time such as dairy, then fatty foods, then gluten and see if that relieves your problem. The other way around - try some gas relievers - simethicone for example.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Food allergy?: You should try an elimination diet. The most common food allergens are gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs. But you might be allergic to any food. Eliminate one at a time and stay off each food for two weeks. You might also benefit from taking a probiotic supplement.
Dr. Charles Foulks
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Aerophagia: Sounds like you may be air swallowing as you eat. Recommend to eat in small bites, chew slowly and thoroughly and avoid carbonated beverages. Sometime activated charcoal capsules can help but these can interfere with certain medications. Discuss with your doctor.

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