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How Do I Get Rid Of My Bloated Stomach
Try a stool softener: Hi, thanks for the question. There are over-the-counter options to help alleviate constipation. Three common ones are miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senna tabs, or colace. Each one is slightly different so be sure to read the dosing instructions and see which one might be right for you. If you are still feeling your symptoms despite treatment, schedule an appointment to visit your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Avoid carbonated and caffienated beverages.Try maalox or gasex.If symptoms still persist see your doctor. ...Read more
I feel bloated immediately after consuming about a handful of cashews on an empty stomach. If that is the cause, how do I get rid of bloating?
A Handful of Dust: Forgive me for being rather simplistic but if you become bloated after eating a handful of cashews, then try half a handful and if that doesn't work,move on to another nut.I realize that cashews are delicious and incomparable but you might just have to get used to the fact that your body doesn't like them.By the way, I assume you mean roasted and not raw cashews.The raw ones are rougher on the gut ...Read more
Few suggstions...: Bloating may be caused by excessive air or gas in the gut. Simethicone or charcoal containing supplements may offer fast relief. Probiotics are another class of supplements that may be helpful. Prevention of gas and bloating with a low-fodmaps diet (ibsfree.Net), elimination of carbonated drinks, and avoiding gum chewing and hard candies all can help. ...Read more
We need to know more: Bloated stomach could many different things. Is it a big swollen belly due to fluid colelction or just a bloated feeling due to gas or indigestion. You need to see and ask your doctor to find out if it is a stomach probleme, e.g., hyperacidity or nausea or is it a liver disease like hepatitis or cirrhosis which can cause fluid accumation (ascites). The treatment will depend on finding exact cause. ...Read more
Gas: Significant percentage of gas is related to intake. Many adults are lactose intolerant. A "diet dairy" may help to identify specific food triggers for you to avoid. Gluten(wheat) intolerance is another sensitivity. Blood test can assess this. Altered bowel habits(constipation) may give rise to more gas. Although roughage overall is beneficial, many foods(esp vegetables) may increase gas. ...Read more
I ate a large breakfast at a buffet and it's been five and a half hours since. I'm bloated, my stomach has expanded. How can I get rid of this feeling?
It will pass: If you are constipated a laxative may help. If you ate foods high in lactose (dairy products) this may be a sign of lactose intolerance. Exercise may help pass or mobilize the gas through your colon but certainly avoiding further intake of foods containing lactose will help prevent it from happening again. Take careful not of what you ate that causes this and avoid in future ...Read more
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