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What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Abdominal bloating?

What can lead to, or is associated with Abdominal bloating?

The following cause or are associated with Abdominal bloating:: Celiac Disease, Diverticulosis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gastroparesis, Hairy cell leukemia, Infant feeding disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, Jet lag, Premenstrual syndrome, Scleroderma, Silent thyroiditis, Tropical sprue, Fibroid, Colonic diseases, Diverticulitis, Gluten insensitivity, Leaky gut syndrome, Dysautonomia, Gas, Flatulence, Esophagitis, Mesothelioma, Alpha thalassemia, Thalassemia, Enlarged spleen, Gallbladder diseases. ...Read more

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Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

Does a change in sleep position cause abdominal bloating?

It can: Sleeping in certain positions, namely stomach can increase likelihood of swallowing air because the esophagus (tube leading to stomach) remains opened. On back the airway and gravity mostly collapse this tube. ...Read more

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I'm having *severe* abdominal bloating how should I address this?

I'm having *severe* abdominal bloating how should I address this?

Bloating: Don't drink fluids while eating, don't eat fast, avoid dairy products & wheat, avoid fizzy drinks & too much sugar/salt, don't chew gum, avoid apples/peaches/pears, avoid gasy foods such as beans/cabbage/onions/broccoli/asparagus/brussel sprouts, eat more fiber. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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Cure for functional abdominal bloating? Developed after put and discontinued anti psychotics, never had before and abdominal always tight

Cure for functional abdominal bloating? Developed after put and discontinued anti psychotics, never had before and abdominal always tight

Try gaviscon: Or peptobismol.Have a regular bowel movement /daily if possible. Drink lots of water and avoid soda and caffeinated drinks. If you're constipated, stool softeners ;/or laxatives would help. Follow up with GI if symptoms worsen.Hope this would work. http://www.m.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/tc/gas-bloating-and-burping-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of prolonged abdominal bloating in teenagers?

Bloating: Eat slower, chew your food better. Don't drink too much liquid when you eat and these don't work try an otc digestive aid and acidophilus and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Been having abdominal bloating. Not being able to pass gas or burp. Feels like I have to throw up. Plus have a sore throat . Please help?

Been having abdominal bloating. Not being able to pass gas or burp. Feels like I have to throw up. Plus have a sore throat . Please help?

Gas: If you feel that gaseous buildup in your stomach or intestinal tract is a problem, drinking warm water and/or applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it down for passing. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. The sore throat may well be part of a viral infection, but if it worsens have a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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Is it a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? After consuming gluten (5-10 minutes) i get abdominal bloating, gas, dumping and rash on arms.

Is it a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? After consuming gluten (5-10 minutes) i get abdominal bloating, gas, dumping and rash on arms.

Could be: See doc; get tested. Start with history, physical exam, and screening blood tests re: celiac sprue. May need endoscopic biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Hla (genetic) testing can help exclude the diagnosis in questionable cases. Symptoms may be caused by other conditions as well. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

Depends: Bloating may be the result of hormones when it happens just before your menses. It can be related to your diet. Some people develop diet allergies later in life. Allergy to dairy is a good example. Some women talk a lot during eating and the air is swallowed and it causes bloating. If bloating becomes constant and persistent it should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal bloating?

Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause severe abdominal bloating?

Diet: Carbonated drinks, beans, pain pills, valium type drugs, and irritable bowels cause this. The gut releases hormones and sends them to the brain, work on coping with problems, avoiding drama, and ask for help with insight, meditation, and find out if you are anxious. Get help with these issues. If this is a one time problem see your doctor for an infection. Diarrhea may also occur. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Abdominal bloating?

The following cause or are associated with Abdominal bloating:: Celiac Disease, Diverticulosis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gastroparesis, Hairy cell leukemia, Infant feeding disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, Jet lag, Premenstrual syndrome, Scleroderma, Silent thyroiditis, Tropical sprue, Fibroid, Colonic diseases, Diverticulitis, Gluten insensitivity, Leaky gut syndrome, Dysautonomia, Gas, Flatulence, Esophagitis, Mesothelioma, Alpha thalassemia, Thalassemia, Enlarged spleen, Gallbladder diseases. ...Read more

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I'm having *severe* abdominal bloating how should I address this?

Bloating: Don't drink fluids while eating, don't eat fast, avoid dairy products & wheat, avoid fizzy drinks & too much sugar/salt, don't chew gum, avoid apples/peaches/pears, avoid gasy foods such as beans/cabbage/onions/broccoli/asparagus/brussel sprouts, eat more fiber. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing abdominal bloating for a week now..What could be the possible problem?

I have been experiencing abdominal bloating for a week now..What could be the possible problem?

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more