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Does the amount of butter in food make people gassy?

Does the amount of butter in food make people gassy?

Possibly: Depending on the butter... Yes. If you are also having the same response to other dairy products, then you may have lactose intolerance. If you are not using real butter, then it may be related to a specific product. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?

Can bed rest and eating fatty and sugary foods for a few days to a week cause GI stress like pain and stomach upset and gassiness?

Fatty and sugary: food are bad for health unless it's good fat such as coconut oil or olive oil. Please see your doc about your GI symptoms. Consider taking a good probiotic. Doctor Ohira brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do about gassiness?

What to do about gassiness?

Foods: look long and hard at what diet changes you have made, there are definitely some foods which cause more gas than others ...Read more

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Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

Is excessive gassiness due to illness?

Gas: It can be, or from food intolerance or lactose intolerance. After a GI bug such as an entero or norwalk virus, it may take a week or 2 to regain the lactase enzyme denuded off the bowel villi in the gut. Taking in dairy during this healing period can give you lots of gas and bloating, even diarrhea . It is temporary. There are other causes for gas. Consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

Is there a good way to reduce gassiness?

Avoid gassy foods: Most intestinal gas is produced by bacteria that break down our food. Foods that contain undigestible fiber or carbs (including many fruits & vegetables) will increase gas. Avoid sweets, flour, doughy foods, bread, pasta, chips, creamy &dairy products. Activated charcoal caplets is one way to help temporarily. Some patients have more specific problems & should consider checking with a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause nausea, feeling cold and gassiness?

What could cause nausea, feeling cold and gassiness?

See your doctor: That's a general stimulation of the GI tract. If it continues beyond a day or two, i'd see my doctor and get a work up to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I believe i may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

I believe i may have IBS alternating type. Would this cause extreme gassiness?

Perhaps: Excess gas can certainly be seen with ibs. Foods high in fiber can lead to excessive gas as well (beans, broccoli , cabbage, etc). ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate headaches, stomach pain, and gassiness?

How can I alleviate headaches, stomach pain, and gassiness?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The first thing i would try is tylenol (acetaminophen) and pepcid, mylanta, or pepto bismo. At age 50 you should have a colonoscopy, and this is especially true if you are having stomach symptoms or changes in your bowel habits. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing while walking, heartburn, nausea, gassiness, what to do? What is this?

Trouble breathing while walking, heartburn, nausea, gassiness, what to do? What is this?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath while walking (exertion), GI complaints could be equivalent to angina (heart pain) like symptoms. You need consult your physicians. Other non-cardiac causes also could cause similar symptoms. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Are dates similar to prunes? Will they have same effect as prunes as far as gassiness, etc?

Dates: Dates are a great source of fiber and will help with increasing bulk in the stool. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help things move along. Prunes do not have any other special gas production or alleviation effects that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Anxiety: Thru increased adrenaline, it can affect any organ system, such as gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous system, renal, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Is there any relationship between menstruation and either gassiness or diarrhea?

Yes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel type symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

Whats the cause of too much borborygmi, gassiness and low bp?

Fodmapa: gas (air) taken in either from swallowing or from fermentation of sugars in the diet. The stomach and large intestine overlap in the vicinity you are referring to. Google low FODMAP diet ( fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols). The most well known is lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the sugars and create gas and fluid. gas distends the colon (sigmoid) and causes pain. ...Read more

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How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

Gas prevention: Have you tried taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals before the gas builds up? Drinking hottish water tends to break down gas bubbles. Man's digestion system was not designed to deal well with large amounts of fiber unlike a cows system. ...Read more

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Can changing COCs (or being on a COC, in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Can changing COCs (or being on a COC,  in general) cause bloating? Where bloating means gassiness, not necessarily water retention?

Possibly: Some patients complain of a bloating sensation. Changing from one brand to another should not make such difference unless the dose and type of Progesterone were different. Bloating/ gassiness is more often related to diet and weight changes. ...Read more

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Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Can gassiness and loose stools with no other symptoms mean gluten problem?

Yes: Gluten sensitivy and allergy (celiac disease) can cause a host of problems including GI symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating), rashes, headaches, blood in the stools, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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Can a bad case of gassiness/bloating cause physical (visible) effects? I seriously look like I am 2 months pregnant with this belly I got over 2 days

Can a bad case of gassiness/bloating cause physical (visible) effects? I seriously look like I am 2 months pregnant with this belly I got over 2 days

Obstructed gut?: 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 doctor now for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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