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For a week I have had gas/bloating that slowly increases through the day and by night causes bloating/pain in upper abs/gas. No diet changes.

For a week I have had gas/bloating that slowly increases through the day and by night causes bloating/pain in upper abs/gas. No diet changes.

Many possibilities: This could be due to food intolerances or could even be a sign of gallbladder disease. You may want to keep a food diary to track food intake. However, you should schedule a consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way. I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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What are some foods such as beans and potatoes cause gas, but is there a food that gets rid of gas?

What are some foods such as beans and potatoes cause gas, but is there a food that gets rid of gas?

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the protein rich food that cannot cause gas for a GERD patient?

Can you please discuss the protein rich food that cannot cause gas for a GERD patient?

Lean meats: Perhaps try lean proteins such as chicken and fish. They can be prepared many ways, and you can determine whether different sauces or cooking methods aggravate you or not. For sure i would not fry them, but would suggest baking, broiling, or grilling. ...Read more

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What foods and diet changes help with knee pain?

What foods and diet changes help with knee pain?

Lots: 1.Control your weight reducing load on the knee is very important. Your knee sees 4-6 times your body weight. 2. Keep hydrated, cartilage is mostly water and dehydration affects the knee. 3. Avoid lots of caffeine and acidic liquids, this affects the joints as well. 4. Many natural anti-inflammatories exist at the health food store (tumeric, boswellia, glucosamine, msm are some) good luck ! ...Read more

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Could diet changes like salads be the cause of more flatulence?

Could diet changes like salads be the cause of more flatulence?

Yes: The high fiber content of salads promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which can cause flatulance. Most of the time, that problem resolves with time. Changing your diet slowly may help solve the problem. ...Read more

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Do diet changes cause mood swings?

Do diet changes cause mood swings?

It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormones generated from our gut that feed back to our brain that could generate a whole host of emotional responses. It comes down to balance. Doing anything to the extreme, including exercise, extreme dieting, etc has consequences..Such as mood swings. ...Read more

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Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

Lot of possibilities: Diet changes would be the most common cause, other possibilities would be lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, problems with your pancreas, or an intestinal infection. Give it some time and notice any pattern with your diet or any exposures to others with diarrhea, if it doesn't get better in a week or so, or if you have fever, pain, or dizziness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Thrown up almost every day for a year. In sept I was diagnosed W/ gastroparesis. What else could cause this? Diet changes and meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) no help

Thrown up almost every day for a year. In sept I was diagnosed W/ gastroparesis. What else could cause this? Diet changes and meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) no help

Many things: can cause gastroparesis. It can be from anything that can affect the innervation(nerve system) of the stomach. That can range from hormonal problems like diabetes or thyroid disease, infections, autoimmune diseases, nutritional disease and more. ...Read more

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My weight bounces >5% with no particular causes. I went from 76kg to 68 in 3 months and another 4 months later my weight is 82 kg? No diet changes?

My weight bounces >5% with no particular causes.  I went from 76kg to 68 in 3 months and another 4 months later my weight is 82 kg? No diet changes?

Diary and Specifics: Please keep a food diary (there are many online sites to help you do this) for one week and then come back to us with the specifics. It would be even better if you include your exercise diary with resting and at exercise heart rate and the length of time you are keeping your heart rate at its peak during exercise. ...Read more

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Occasionally feel acid reflux and food has "stuck" feeling. Any diet changes i can try to see if that helps first- before having to get major tests?

Occasionally feel acid reflux and food has "stuck" feeling. Any diet changes i can try to see if that helps first- before having to get major tests?

Yes: Chew food real well, so that it is in the smallest pieces possible. If it is in liquid form, it shouldn't feel like it is getting stuck on the way down or if refluxed. ...Read more

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On TB 4drug therapy,vegetarian. Plz suggest diet changes to help reduce side effects and help in fighting TB.Is there anything that should be avoided?

On TB 4drug therapy,vegetarian. Plz suggest diet changes to help reduce side effects and help in fighting TB.Is there anything that should be avoided?

Most importantly,: protect your gut! Meaning the antibiotics of any kind can kill friendly flora that need to be avaiable to protect your immune system through the gut and also reduce stress levels. Two things that will help you! You can't avoid taking your anti TB antibiotics, but you can supplement, so that you can make sure to stay healthy, repair and replace good bacteria in your gut, and start feeling better! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.

GERD & Infections: The number one cause of ulcers and heartburn in many cultures is infection with a bug known as h. Pylori. Your doctor should be testing you for this infection. ...Read more

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Can diet changes, not drastic but higher than usual sugar intake, cause a late menstrual cycle?

Can diet changes, not drastic but higher than usual sugar intake, cause a late menstrual cycle?

Unlikely: Dietary changes can cause a late menstrual cycle, but these are usually extreme changes in the diet with very low calorie intake. Some variation in menstrual cycle is normal with a normal menstrual cycle being anywhere from 21-35 days. ...Read more

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My son is 10 weeks old, what would cause his bowel movements to be grey in color? Hes formula fed and no recent diet changes.

My son is 10 weeks old, what would cause his bowel movements to be grey in color? Hes formula fed and no recent diet changes.

Digestion changes: Off color stools is not uncommon in formula fed infants. The whole system is getting used to being on line. Generally the only colors to be concerned about are black as tar, red or white. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/diapering-a-baby-13/baby-bowel-movements ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more