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How Can I Stop Gas From Broccoli
Please ask your OB: For my pts i recommend beeno or gasx or mylecon. ...Read more
Gas: I recommend taking the over the counter medication called simethicone for gas issues. This is in many products such as gas-x or mylicon. Ask the pharmacist to help locate them. Seek the attention of a medical provider if symptoms continue despite these over the counter medications. ...Read more
It's common: Most of us have more gas when we're pregnant. I'd recommend you learn to laugh at yourself, and maybe try Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid. I'm not sure why it happens: a bit of lactose intolerance? The constipation that comes with the slowing of the smooth muscle of the gut? Be kind to yourself. We all have this issue when we're pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
?irritable bowel?: Many things can cause your stomach to "growl" such as hunger. Ingestion of certain foods that are not so agreeable to your stomach can do that. Often, growling without other symptoms can be normal for a person. Irritable bowel syndrome is quite common and 'growling" can be one of its symptom. Other symptoms such as cramps, constipation/diarrhea, frequent bm, or easy full etc..May suggest ibs. ...Read more
Healthy choices: Controlling what you eat is tough. The only way is be ready for cravings by substituting healthy foods. I bring bags of carrots, nuts, protein drinks to keep me from being hungry throughout day which in past has caused me to binge on sugary foods if i didn't eat. The worst thing you can do is avoid eating at all. Avoiding food will only make the situation worse. Try bringing small foods w/ u. ...Read more
Fungus or sweat?: Or both? You need to find the cause first. If your feet sweat more than most, using a deodorant and antiperspirant stick on them may help. If the cause is athlete's foot, you may need an anti fungal cream or other medication. Either way, wear clean cotton socks and change your shoes daily to air things out. ...Read more
Eat! But eat smart.: It's not just number of calories but also composition of those calories. Carbohydrates tend to get burned up quickest, although you can choose healthier low glycemic carbs w/lots of fiber. Protein is more filling & sticks around longer & delays hunger. Choose lean meats, fish, chicken, even beans. Don't forget healthy fats & oils like fish & vegetable. Both will also help fill you up. ...Read more
How do I stop from being constipated from my prescription opiates? What can I do to help the constipation?
Stool softeners: Prescription opiates frequently cause constipation. Fortunately, gentle over the counter laxatives such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) along with stool softener such as docusate (colace) will frequently resolve your constipation. You must remember to drink plenty of water each day as well. Try and get off of the opiates as soon as medically possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I avoid having diarrhea and stomach pain from antibiotic?
How often and when can I take a probiotic?
Probiotics & yogurt: believe it not, regular yogurt has been shown to be just as good...but supplement companies have nothing to get by testing regular yogurt ...Read more
I have terrible bloating/burping from vegetables. They make me look preggo. I would love to eat broccoli, cauliflower, etc. How can I improve digestion?
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