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Best foods to help with gas, bloating and abdominal pain?

Best foods to help with gas, bloating and abdominal pain?

Don't: over dose self on fiber as excess fiber beyond 20-25 grams will cause your symptoms. Eat the proper foods and drink 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and don't waste money on fiber supplements. Dont do carbonated or use straws both of which add gas to your system ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What can I take to relive constipation and lower abdominal bloating ?

What can I take to relive constipation and lower abdominal bloating ?

A few things: For constipation, i suggest two regimens: for acute treatment you can try magnesium oxide or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) (over the counter). For chronic treatment, higher fiber sources (psyllium husk, flax seed or chia seed powder, konjac starch) & green/leafy vegetables help. Drink plenty of water & adequate amount of probiotics (yogurt or the capsules) to avoid bloating. For treatment of bloating, try gasx. ...Read more

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How to relieve abdominal gas?

Mylicon: Mylicon is simethicone which works fairly well. There are several other brand names such as Gas-EX. Bean-O is used for prevention. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/mylicon.html ...Read more

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Can beano help with my bloating and gas?

Yes: it supposed to decrease gas inside GI tract. Also, avoid carbonated drinks and do not use straw while drinking. ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so i'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

Take hyosciamine: Take hyosciamine, reduce solid food intake, drink plenty of fluids - pedialyte or gatoraid. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

How can I alleviate abdominal bloating?

Depends: Bloating may be the result of hormones when it happens just before your menses. It can be related to your diet. Some people develop diet allergies later in life. Allergy to dairy is a good example. Some women talk a lot during eating and the air is swallowed and it causes bloating. If bloating becomes constant and persistent it should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate gas and bloating?

Here's some ideas: Usually there are foods that incite this. The best thing to do is to take a stepwise approach to figuring out which foods are the culprits and avoiding them. Be sure you rule out dairy products, as you may be lactose intolerant. Avoid carbonated drinks as well. Of course, there are a variety of over-the-counter products that are designed to reduce intestinal gas (ie beano). ...Read more

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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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How long will anxiety-related stomach gas and bloating last?

Treat the anxiety: If you are certain it is anxiety related then the best remedy is to treat the anxiety through self care. Good sleep, good nutrition (avoid gassy foods) and exercise all help to reduce anxiety. In addition, cognitive and behavioral changes as well as mindfulness have been proven effective strategies for resolving anxiety. Psychotherapy can be helpful in reducing anxiety and symptoms. ...Read more

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How to deal with stomach pain and heartburn?

How to deal with stomach pain and heartburn?

Antacid.: Take otc antacids at double the recommended otc dose for immidiate releif. Consult your doc to short out, gastritis, gerd, pu, du, h. Pylori.........Relevant for your age. ...Read more

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How can you help me stop bloating and gas?

See doctor: First we have to find the cause. You may be lactose intolerant, for instance, or for some other reason. Keep a diet diary for two weeks to see if you can come up with an answer.In the meantime schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How to relieve cramping and bloating kidney stone?

How to relieve cramping and bloating kidney stone?

laxatives: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to bloating and distention. Drinking lots of fluids, eating your fruits and veggies and even trying an over-the-counter laxative may help. ...Read more

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How to relieve stomach gas?

A few methods: There is no easy answer here but a few suggestions: 1. Swallow less air. This is best achieved by eating slower, not talking when eating, and eating less temperature hot foods (when food is hot we inhale a lot of air to cool it down) 2. If this doesn't help, simethicone (gas-x) can help dissolve gas particles and make gas easier to pass 3. If still a problem see a GI doctor or pcp. ...Read more

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What to do for bloating and constipation?

What to do for bloating and constipation?

OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more

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What can you do for bloating and trapped gas in your belly and sides?

Bloating ; gas?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...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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What can you take to relieve stomach cramps and loss of appetite?

What can you take to relieve stomach cramps and loss of appetite?

Depends: If it is upper gastrointestinal problems then one would take as prescribed a proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec; for lower abdomen the prescription for Bentyl (dicyclomine) and/or a probiotic may be an option. ...Read more