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I get indigestion problem and lot of flatulence when my stomach is not completely empty and this increases 3 folds in presence of people around me?

I get indigestion problem and lot of flatulence when my stomach is not  completely empty and this increases 3 folds in presence of people around me?

Listen to your body: Generally when a problem increases in social situation the trigger is something happening in that situation. If increased use of alcohol is a factor when people are around pay attention to adverse effects of alcohol. If anxiety is increased around people learn relaxation techniques. The book the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal is very helpful for learninghow to make healthyful changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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I had a perforated appendix removed 2 years ago - was quite sick - have since suffered irregular painful periods, recurring ovarian cysts, bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort, indigestion and full feeling, flatulence - any connection?

I had a perforated appendix removed 2 years ago - was quite sick - have since suffered irregular painful periods, recurring ovarian cysts, bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort, indigestion and full feeling, flatulence - any connection?

It might: A gynecology condition like endometriosis can sometimes be found on an appendix. Check with surgical pathology report if endometriosis was found in the specimen. Endometriosis can be associated with some of your symptoms. However, given that are 50, you may be better served with a multidisciplinary approach--seeing your gyn, pcp and GI docs for counseling. Make sure you had a colonoscopy also. ...Read more

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Excess flatulence, bloating, feeling of indigestion, burping for a month... What could ite? I'm 24

Excess flatulence, bloating, feeling of indigestion, burping for a month... What could ite? I'm 24

B. infantis: Some studies suggest that probiotic supplements, especially those with a predominance of bifidobacterium infantis, alleviate ibs symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, and bowel movement irregularity. ...Read more

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I suffer from irregular heartbeats due to flatulence dyspepsia.Any remedies please?

I suffer from irregular heartbeats due to flatulence dyspepsia.Any remedies please?

Over-the-counter: Everybody has a few extra heartbeats, if that's what it is. Stress and caffeine can make them more frequent but usually not harmful. There are over-the-counter- remedies for flatulence and dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Isuffer from irregular heart rythm due to flatulence dyspepsia.Any remedies please?

Dyspepsia: If you know for sure flatulence/dyspepsia is something that causes your arrhythmia, then you should focus on treating this condition. Identify and avoid foods known to cause/aggravate your dyspepsia/flatulence. There are certain medications that may also help, such as simethicone. Eat smaller and more frequent meals and make sure you drink plenty of fluids, preferably water to flush yourself well. ...Read more

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Fatigue, queasy, feeling flushed, pressure feeling in lower right ab. passing gas, no appetite, Indigestion. no fever. ?

Fatigue, queasy, feeling flushed, pressure feeling in lower right ab. passing gas, no appetite, Indigestion. no fever. ?

Viral infection?: If this is something that just started suddenly it sounds most like a viral gastroenteritis. This can last for 5-10 days and resolves on its own. If it is a problem that has been going on for weeks then you should see your doctor for evaluation, tests and blood work. ...Read more

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Why I feel relief from heartburn after flatulence?

Pressure release: If you seem to consistently experience relief of heartburn after passing gas, there are a few possibilities. Most likely, the decrease in intra-abdominal pressure with flatulence may decrease compression on the stomach, decreasing reflux volume and acid exposure in the lower esophagus. This acidic reflux material causes the sensation of heartburn. Not a common correlation, but certainly plausible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

I am experiencing  passing gas, nausea (severity: mild) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) , abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance as well as a hiatus hernia with reflux.In the meantime keep note of what foods trigger symptoms, don't go to bed with food in your stomach, sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen, take prilosec,mylanta ...Read more

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What to stop pains; heartburn; belching & stomach cramps & farting?

What to stop pains; heartburn; belching & stomach cramps & farting?

Possible options: Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods, ...Read more

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Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I am having trouble digesting anything i eat lately. What food will make digesting OTC easier and cause less indigestion and gas pains?

I am having trouble digesting anything i eat lately. What food will make digesting OTC easier and cause less indigestion and gas pains?

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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Student in india.Have indigestion and gas problems.My body pains a lot everytime. I am 20 and 172 CM and 74 kgs.Plz some advice i can implement daily.

Go see your doctor: As an american trained doctor, I have no idea what is available with(out) prescription in india. Best that you chat w/your local doc. Start by looking here http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/indigestion/ds01141 and then looking in your grocery store (that's where we sell non-prescription medications). Or ask your pharmacist for options. Because you're already taking meds, best to talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Fizz makes you burp: A full stomach needs to empty. When its air that fills you up, esp. If soda is caffeinated, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes & allows you to burp. In so doing, other stomach contents including acid may get burped up as well. Read other healthtap answers regarding diet & behavior to minimize heartburn. If you belch a lot cut back on caffeinated & fizzy drinks, coffee, & avoid air swallowing. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

GERD home remedies: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your heartbeat from time to time.Especially when i'm really fully/have acid indigestion/gas/emptystomach/relaxing.

Is it normal to feel your heartbeat from time to time.Especially when i'm really fully/have acid indigestion/gas/emptystomach/relaxing.

Yes: It is not uncommon for a person tohear their own heart beat. This can occur more often at night when everything is usually quiet. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more