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I have bloating and digestive discomfort. What are facts re: g.I. Cleanse products? Safe? If so which one is recommended and how often can it be done?

I have bloating and digestive discomfort. What are facts re: g.I. Cleanse products? Safe? If so which one is recommended and how often can it be done?

C GI specialist: B4 u self treat. Get a firm diagnosis and follow the recommendations of the examining specialist. There can b many causes and some self rx may b dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent bloating?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bloating?

What are the causes of bloating?

Multiple: Abdominal bloating is a common, non-specific symptom with multiple causes. Typically this is from benign causes such as gas or spasm. However, this may be caused by serious problems such as cancer and should be evaluated carefully by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to avoid bloating?

See below: The following measures may be helpful: •don’t chew gum. Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra air, which in turn can lead to bloating. •limit your intake of carbonated drinks. •avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils. •eat slowly. •avoid drinking through a straw. •lose weight if you are overweight. •use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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How could I best remove bloating?

MEDICAL QUESTION: There are many possible causes. It should be evaluated medically with dr. If it doesn't seem right to you, get help finding the answer. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my bloating?

What can I do to ease my bloating?

Depends: "Bloating" is a very common, but completely non-specific symptom that some people complain of. The causes are numerous and take a systematic approach by a doctor to try to narrow down the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive bloating?

What can cause excessive bloating?

Bloating: Bloating can occur for several reasons. Consider doing a diet diary and seeing of there is an association with certain foods. Often the case in most of my patients is that there is not enough fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet which results in poor bowel movements. ...Read more

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What could cause constant bloating?

Numerous things: Many things can cause one to feel bloated. Bloating is normal process that in some can become uncomfortable. I would start a probiotic, simethicone with meals and treat constipation with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have to. Then go see a md. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bloating?

What does it mean if I have bloating?

Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more

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How could I best remove bloating fast?

Menstrual bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do for really bad bloating?

Low-FODMAPs diet: Bloating and gas is often caused by eating foods that contain fermentable carbohydrates. By restricting fermentable foods you might find you have less bloating and gas. See ibsfree. Net for more info on the diet. Also, you might try taking a probiotic supplement which may help mitigate your gas and bloating symptoms as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bloating?

How much should I worry about bloating?

Not much: Reasons to be worried: blood in your stool, paun that awakens you, change in the shape of your stool, weight loss, nausea & vomiting. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of bloating?

What could cause a feeling of bloating?

Just about anything: Constipation, gas, tumor, ulcer, irritable bowel, lactose intolerance, gluten enteropathy, food allergy, pregnancy, stress, splenomegaly ascites, etc. Bloatingis very vague and needs more qualifiers to limit the possibilities. ...Read more

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Having very much bloating with isabagol?

Change laxative: Hi, psyllium which is the ingredient in isabagol is a fiber laxative and retains fluid in the colon to prevent constipation. It can cause bloating. Per the fda it should be used with caution in pts with esophageal strictures, ulcers, stenosis, intestinal adhesions or difficulty swallowing. You can change to a different laxative like a stimulant laxative if you have no contraindications. ...Read more

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What types of foods do not cause bloating?

What types of foods do not cause bloating?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. Also sodium intake should be reduced to 2000 mg per day. Most foods have labels with sodium amount. ...Read more

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How to reduce bloating while still eating?

How to reduce bloating while still eating?

Tried simethicone?: The perceptions of satiety (fullness after eating) +/-nausea are complex processes that involve the brain, stomach, hormones, &the composition of food. A persistent problem raises concern for gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) due to neurologic &/or structural problems of stomach &surrounding organs, small bowel problems, &even an issue involving the emesis center of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the "anti-bloating" types of food?

Low fiber: Foods that commonly cause bloating include high fiber foods which have gas as a by product of their breakdown. These included: onions, cabbage, broccoli and garlic. However things like soda and gum can also cause bloating. ...Read more