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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

Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Bloating Or Fullness (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and not have much appetite. ...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