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Is it healthy to only eat once a day? For as long as i can remember i've only eaten once a day. It's not that i don't want to eat, it's just that if i eat three meals, or even two, i feel extremely bloated and full, even if the meals weren't anything big.

Is it healthy to only eat once a day? For as long as i can remember i've only eaten once a day. It's not that i don't want to eat, it's just that if i eat three meals, or even two, i feel extremely bloated and full, even if the meals weren't anything big.

As : As a board certified physician nutrition specialist, i can state that there is no good evidence that your eating pattern is bad for you. You may be interested in my blog post below on eating multiple times a day. If you feel well and are at healthy weight no problem. I am a bit concerned about your abdominal symptoms though. You should get checked for celiac disease which can cause bloating as the only symptom. Only a blood test is needed. ...Read more

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I feel super bloated 24/7. I drink a lot of water and eat decent. Doesn't matter if I have a small snack or a full meal I will feel bloated. This can go on for hours after hours. Going to the bathroom sometimes helps for like 10-15 mins. I've taken out m

I feel super bloated 24/7. I drink a lot of water and eat decent. Doesn't matter if I have a small snack or a full meal I will feel bloated.  This can go on for hours after hours. Going to the bathroom sometimes helps for like 10-15 mins. I've taken out m

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Given age over 50 you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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I have fatigue for last two weeks along with bloating and heartburn... Even when I'm hungry I eat a meal it's burns then I feel overly full and bloat ?

I have fatigue for last two weeks along with bloating and heartburn... Even when I'm hungry I eat a meal it's burns then I feel overly full and bloat ?

See GI: Sounds like you may have some form of GERD possibly. See the GI doctor as they will be able to help diagnose and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach and getting bigger though i eat 3x a day small meals.

Bloated stomach and getting bigger though i eat 3x a day small meals.

No short answer: You don't mention pain, nausea, vomiting or constipation. There all a lot of different "small meals". If it contains several rolls, or dips of ice cream you may be getting too many calories, or not exercising. I trust you have done a pregnancy test. I have noticed that 45-50 yrs old is a time that women have more trouble with weight.
You should see a physician as there are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel full? My stomach allways feels like i've just eaten a thanksgiving meal even if i just have a cup of milk. My digestion appears to be fine (to me anyway), I have regular bm, but i always feel full and bloated. I've been this way for 6

Why do I always feel full? My stomach allways feels like i've just eaten a thanksgiving meal even if i just have a cup of milk. My digestion appears to be fine (to me anyway), I have regular bm, but i always feel full and bloated. I've been this way for 6

The : The most important thing you left out in your post is if you have seen a medical professional for this problem. If not that needs to be done asap. The easy simple answer here would be gas. Try over the counter beabo or gas-x. Also, you could be dealing with lactose intolerance, try a week with no dairy products and monitor for improvement.
To answer your question, "is it anything serious" is very difficult. The most worrisome thing would be a tumor (benign or cancerous) but that is not very likely. However, in order to get to the bottom of this you need a medical work up.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can you help me? I feel full when i'm hungry and can only finish eating a 1/4 of a meal. I constantly feel bloated.

Can you help me? I feel full when i'm hungry and can only finish eating a 1/4 of a meal. I constantly feel bloated.

Possibilities:: May be a gastrointestinal issue, food allergy, irritable bowel syndrome, or - if you are a woman - then ovarian cancer has to be ruled out as well. It can cause early satiety and bloating taht you describe. ...Read more

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On period. Feel so bloated, I have gone 3 days without eating a full meal - only lightly snacking. Feel sick. Why is that? Is there any way to fix it?

On period. Feel so bloated, I have gone 3 days without eating a full meal - only lightly snacking. Feel sick. Why is that? Is there any way to fix it?

Periods: You're just having the common reactions a woman goes through during her period. I would suggest taking an anti-inflammatory like Pamperin. This can be purchased over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What causes one to feel bloated after a meal?

Many things: Eating too fast, high fat meals, dairy, beans, and other foods cause bloating. If this is a problem see your doctor to ferret out the cause ...Read more

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After every meal i feel bloated, as if my tummy was pushing from the inside or its full of air what can this be?

After every meal i feel bloated, as if my tummy was pushing from the inside or its full of air what can this be?

Probiotic: If you took antibiotics to deal w/flu it is good that you are now taking probiotics to replace the good bacteria that was killed off. If the probiotics you are taking are not the kind you need to keep in the fridg i suggest you use that kind because they are more alive than the ones on the shelf. Alternatively, l-glutamine powder is a pre-biotic which prompts the body to create probiotics. ...Read more

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I get bloated about 2 hours after a meal but not right after i eat what could be the cause?

I get bloated about 2 hours after a meal but not right after i eat what could be the cause?

Lots of things...: could be what you eat, delayed stomach emptying from a variety of causes, e.g. ulcer, gas, diabetes, meds, etc. , sluggish bowel, celiac disease, parasites, iinflammatory bowel disease, adhesions from old surgery, tumor (uncommon at age 34), gyn issues in women, other. See MD ...Read more

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I have very inconsistent bowel habits. Feel very bloated sometimea even after a bowel movement. Also feeling off fullness even after a light meal.?

I have very inconsistent bowel habits. Feel very bloated sometimea even after a bowel movement. Also feeling off fullness even after a light meal.?

Maybe not just gas!: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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Hi, i feel and look bloated but I have only eaten one meal today and i take Prilosec for frequent heart burn and imodeum for loose stole. What canido?

Hi, i feel and look bloated but I have only eaten one meal today and i take Prilosec for frequent heart burn and imodeum for loose stole. What canido?

Stop all. Start over: One meal a day is unhealthy. Your metabolic rate slows. You get fat. Long-term use of Prilosec stops proper digestion and is not approved. And can cause diarrhea! Imodium (loperamide) binds you up. Stop all self therapy and give yourself a break... ...Read more

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Had weight loss surgery over 2 yrs ago. The past week when I eat a small meal my stomach gets bloated and hurts! Help me and why now? Longer digesting

Had weight loss surgery over 2 yrs ago. The past week when I eat a small meal my stomach gets bloated and hurts! Help me and why now? Longer digesting

What type of Surgery: This sound like anastamotic stenosis (narrowing of a gastrojejunal roux en Y) bypass and will probably need dilitation. See your original surgeon ...Read more

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Does sibo cause slow transit in small intestine? My small intestine seems still full and bloated after a meal for 12 hrs giving me rumblings in legs.

Does sibo cause slow transit in small intestine? My small intestine seems still  full and bloated after a meal for 12 hrs giving me rumblings in legs.

?other way around...: There's no standard symptoms, but SIBO may result from altered gut motility. Breath testing is usually diagnostic in identifying SIBO. For others, symptom response to empiric antibiotics aimed at treating suspected SIBO may be helpful. Assessing & treating why your gut may be sluggish should reduce your risk of post-treatment SIBO recurrence however. ...Read more

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Hi :) the last few weeks i have been feeling horrible all bloted no appapite and full after small meals also really weak and iam also 5 days late for my period but have done a test and has come up negative and iam also on the pill.. have any ideas?

Hi :) the last few weeks i have been feeling horrible all bloted no appapite and full after small meals also really weak and iam also 5 days late for my period but have done a test and has come up negative and iam also on the pill.. have any ideas?

Bloating: Bloating and no appetite sounds like a gastrointestinal problem. It is not rare to miss a period when taking birth control.You did the right thing and checked a pregnancy test. Since it is negative we know you are not pregnant. I would see a primary care doctor to evaluate your digestive system ...Read more

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I bloat so much no matter what I eat or how much. Usually my stomach is so flat except after a meal. Could it be a gluten allergy ? Any ideas ?

I bloat so much no matter what I eat or how much. Usually my stomach is so flat except after a meal. Could it be a gluten allergy ? Any ideas ?

Gluten or not: Could be related to gluten, other carbohydrates that aren't well digested, e.g. Lactose, fructose; swallowed air, gum chewing, irritable bowel, other bowel conditions, hormonal, gyn conditions.
See your doc. Blood tests can screen for gluten problems; bring a diet diary, annotated with symptoms, to the doctor's appt. ...Read more

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Why do I feel bloated every other day? I'll go out, have a meal, then for 2 days I'm really bloated and insecure. Any solutions?

Why do I feel bloated every other day? I'll go out, have a meal, then for 2 days I'm really bloated and insecure. Any solutions?

See your physician: You need to see your physician and find the cause. Your description suggests problems such as lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. If so, you will need to modify your diet to avoid those food components. But first, you need to find the correct answer. ...Read more

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If I have a cheat meal/day will it cause me to bloat and will it last for a few days? My focus is on toning my belly so i don't want to look bloated?

If I have a cheat meal/day will it cause me to bloat and will it last for a few days? My focus is on toning my belly so i don't want to look bloated?

Depends: It truly depends on what you are eating and how you eat it. If you eat too quickly you will likely take in more air than usual and this can cause bloating. Anything like soda or anything carbonated will cause bloating. Chewing gum can cause bloating. There is truly a lot of things that can cause bloating and i would say enjoy your cheat meal, you totally deserve it :]. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated with in 5 months. I get burps all day. I am using omeprazole, but still i get lot of gas after meals.

Possibly gallbladder: What is your doctor treating? Your symptoms don't sound like typical reflux symptoms and wouldn't respond to omeprazole. It might be your gallbladder - you should get an ultrasound to see if you have gallstones. ...Read more

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I am always bloated after every meal. What is wrong?

I am always bloated after every meal. What is wrong?

Dyspepsia.: We may generally term this "dyspepsia". Some possibilities for you specifically may include reflux, gastritis, stomach ulcer, duodenitis, duodenal ulcer or an issue with your gallbladder or pancreas. ...Read more

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I find my self constantly bloated after meals?

I find my self constantly bloated  after meals?

Lactose intolerance: Two things can do this often, lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance. First, remove all lactose from your diet and see how you feel. If that has no effect, remove all gluten from your diet and see how you feel. If that does not work, then go see your md.
Cj glueck md. ...Read more

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I constanly feel bloated after i have eating meals even light healthy meals, i am sometimes very loose when going to the toilet, i am very regular?

I constanly feel bloated after i have eating meals even light healthy meals, i  am sometimes very loose when going to the toilet, i am very regular?

Celiac?: I think you should ask to be tested for celiac disease. I also think that you should stop eating gluten and dairy immediately and see if that helps. Stop for at least a month. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a little bloated after eating a large meal?

Is it normal to feel a little bloated after eating a large meal?

How Much eat?: Large can mean different things to different people., but it can cause bloating as can taking carbonated beverages with the meal or having a lactose intolerance. Try eating smaller meals and consider the possibility of lactose intolerance. Small bowel overgrowth of bacteria can also cause bloating. If it persists, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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After two meals on my plant based diet I noticed I was severely bloated and I became nauseous and started to vomit! Why?

After two meals on my plant based diet I noticed I was severely bloated and I became nauseous and started to vomit! Why?

Plant-based diet: Raw fruits and vegetables are harder to digest than cooked ones. Please see your doc to rule out any medical conditions. Consider at least par-cooking some of what you eat. Start w/simple diet and add additional produce until you can identify the offending food(s). Peace and good health. ...Read more