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Intestinal Bloating Treatment
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
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Please advise on treatment for perimenopause particularly symptoms related to extreme gas and bloating.
Consider other cause: When you state "peri-menopause", the gamut of symptoms is actually quite large. I would not list changes in bowel habits as high on this list (related to extreme gas and bloating). "extreme" gas and bloating needs to be evaluated by a physician who should perform and abdominal and pelvic exam. Visit www.Nams.Org for menopause info. To learn more from my personal page, please visit www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read more
Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?
What is Treatment for Heavy Bloating persistent for 4 months also sometime lead to little undigest stool? Thanks
Bowel issues: If food is not digested then you have rapid transit issue it would be prudent to start a work up you can start with your primary and or gi doc for an investigation I wouldn't wait especially it has been. For 4 months ...Read more
Sodium in your diet: Premenstrual bloating is a common and bothersome feature of ovulation and periods. It helps to lower you dietary sodium. No just salt. Sodium is present in all sorts of prepackaged food. Read the labels when you do your grocery shopping . Candy, carbonated drinks and baked foods may be high in sodium regardless of their taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating and PMS: If the symptom of bloating occurs in the setting of pms(premenstrual syndrome), adding a magnesium supplement may provide some relief. Alternatively, taking an oral contraceptive pill that prevents ovulation may be helpful as well. The efficacy of diuretics is unclear. Also, one could consider the possibility of a functional bowel disorder i.e., ibs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?
Have had trapped gas for going on 2 weeks. Serious bloating. Constant belches and flatulance that relieves momentarily. What's the cause & treatment?
Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more
Did 2 month treatment of omeprazole for reflux. Burning went away and 3 weeks later it's back with burning in upper ab and bloating. What should I do?
Continue omeprazole: First, restart the omeprazole. Also try to avoid the triggers for the GERD. Go online, and look at the suggestions for GERD and you will find a number of foods, drugs, life habits to avoid. Your GERD will prob be a lifetime intermittent problem, so try to look for ways to control it without meds. ...Read more
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