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How do I relieve bloating and gas? Does simethicone prevent or release gas?

How do I relieve bloating and gas? Does simethicone prevent or release gas?

Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & 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 gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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Bloating/ gas constant over last month. diangosis gastroenteritis. Still uncomfortable. Could it be something more? Ibs? Celiac? Taking lots of simethicone

Bloating/ gas constant over last month. diangosis gastroenteritis. Still uncomfortable. Could it be something more?  Ibs? Celiac? Taking lots of simethicone

Many causes: Abdominal bloating can have many causes including ibs, celiac, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, c. Difficile or other pathogen, lactose intolerance, gallstones, ovarian cancer, pancreatic problems, an obstructive problem w/ the colon, inflammation anywhere in the abdomen or urinary tract leading to an ileus(slow down in the contractility of the colon), etc..Go back to ur doc for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating , gas & indigestion.Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating , gas & indigestion.Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

IBS care: Treating your ibs starts with adequate fiber in your diet in natural or supplement form. Then you should add some probiotics - lactobacillus/acidophilus in whatever form is available. You should keep a diary of foods that are more irritating to you. Consider having your doctor test you for food allergies. Manage your stress and consider checking with your doctor about other prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can gas-x help relieve bloating after eating?

Yes: Simethicone is a great treatment for digestive "gas" symptoms. Try chewing food very thoroughly and eating slowly. There are some foods that are famous for being "gassy" like broccoli, cabbage and beans. ...Read more

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I get gas and flatulence that builds throughout the day and by my bed time (10pm) I have lots of bloating and discomfort OTC gas remedies, such as gas-x and the like only offer minimal and temporary relief. I am a 53 y/o male with a history of pre-cancer

I get gas and flatulence that builds throughout the day and by my bed time (10pm) I have lots of bloating and discomfort OTC gas remedies, such as gas-x and the like only offer minimal and temporary relief.  I am a 53 y/o male with a history of pre-cancer

Fecal transplant: I'm sure you've tried everything available, including yoghurt cultures. It sounds like you have irritable bowel syndrome. Some GI doctors are experimenting with "fecal transplants" -- attempt to substitute normal gut bacteria for the ones that are causing your problem. Talk to one of these. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

If it helps: There are many over the counter treatments that are formulated to help with menstrual symptoms, if they work for you then you can certainly use them and if gas x works the same logic applies. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive and I have a lot of gas and bloating. I am currently 5 days past ovulation. Is it ok to take gas x while trying to conceive?

Yes u can. : Simethicone which is the active medication in gas-x is not absorbed. Just don't take it beyond the maximum advised as it can cause diarrhoea. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Every time I take gas x, I end up constipated. What else could I take or do to eliminate gas and bloating?

Every time I take gas x, I end up constipated. What else could I take or do to eliminate gas and bloating?

Stop chewing: Sugarless gum and stop drinking diet soda. Do not eat beans, broccoli, or cauliflower. Avoid peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and cherries. Bloating, gas, and constipation are all part of IBS. The gas x didn't cause the constipation. ...Read more

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