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Do Caraway Seeds Help Bloating
Will someone please do a study to find out if taking caraway seed for gas/bloating several times a day will cause a false positive for opiates?
Caraway seeds: Poppy seeds taken in quantity can give you a false positive for opiates. It's possible that caraway seeds can do the same thing. ...Read more
Can u plz suggest me a gud med for G.I prob (acidity, reflux, bloating). Is Rabeloc 20 effective or Facid 40? Thank you.
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
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
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.
•avoid drinking through a straw.
•lose weight if you are overweight.
•use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Needs evaluation: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) all the time is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read more