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How To Prevent Stomach Bloating
Diet modification: Certain foods have a sugar called rafinose which we cannot metabolize and then bacteria in our gut use it for food and produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Beans are notorious for having high levels of rafinose. Try using Beano tablets and see if your symptoms go away. ...Read more
How do I prevent bloating, stomach cramps, swelling and tenderness of the breasts two weeks before my period?
Depends: Depends whether this has been a life long issue which is usually a food allergy or intolerance. If this is a relatively new thing, a trip to the gastroenterologist might be advisable. Sometimes new onset bloating necessitates a colonoscopy to rule out colon pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything i can take to prevent a bloated stomach, are there certain foods that cause bloating?
Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My urinary hesitancy & stomach bloating seems to occur in cycles. Menopausal symptoms? Any way to prevent, relief or treat?
Want to eat more fruits and veggies but always get bloating, stomach cramps and loose bowels afterwards. What can I do to prevent this?
For 57+ yr female, is it ok to take 'Orofer XT' & 'Pantocid 20' alternate days along with 'Ecod Plus' daily to prevent gas & stomach bloating ?
Which med is more effective against G.I, reflux stomach rumble and bloating problems, Rabeloc 20 or Facid 40? Thank you..
Depends on the cause: Bloating usually means excess gas or stool in the intestines. Sometimes it means slow emptying of the stomach. Avoiding, or getting rid of, constipation is important. This can be done with lifestyle changes, dietary improvements, otc laxatives, and prescription meds. Lactose intolerance and eating excessive fiber both cause more gas. The doctor can make sure there's not a tumor blocking things. ...Read more
IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more
Probably not related: A person who often feels bloated (in the tummy) is not normal, especially if bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to look for the cause. Problems can be from constipation or eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Open or laparoscopic surgery? Gas from laparoscopic surgery, even though it is removed, leaves a full bloated feeling & resolves in a few days. If open surgery then eat small light foods, more liquids than sold foods, minimize narcotic pain medications, take a mild laxative if constipated. Walk around more. Try warm heat on the abdomen. ...Read more
Unusual: If the urinary bladder is abnormally distended, the lower abdomen or suprarpubic area would be distended before but not after urination unless the bladder is incompletely emptied. Abdominal distension only after urination would be difficult to explain. Some other causes of a distended abdomen include gastrointestinal gas accumulation, free fluid in the abdominal cavity, enlargement of organs,aneu ...Read more
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