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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bloating?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bloating?

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 more

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

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 more

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What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

What is the treatment for abdominal bloating?

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

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Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?

Yes: Try to avoid foods that tend to produce gas (beans, wheat germ, bagels, etc), be sure to get enough fiber (even if you have to take supplements) and as a last resort see a physician for a prescription for an antispasmodic agent (bentyl or another agent). ...Read more

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Do probiotics relieve bloating from prevpac treatment? If so, which brand should I take?

Do probiotics relieve bloating from prevpac treatment? If so, which brand should I take?

Worth a try...: Probiotics are generally effective at treating annoying gas and bloating symptoms from food intolerance or ibs. There are no studies to suggest how they might work taken with Prevpac but its worth a try. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had trapped gas for going on 2 weeks. Serious bloating. Constant belches and flatulance that relieves momentarily. What's the cause & treatment?

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

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Please advise on treatment for perimenopause particularly symptoms related to extreme gas and bloating.

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

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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?

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?

Not specifically: The only predictable symptom of this parasite is the anal itching in those who react to the glue like material the eggs are laid in at your anus. It is a parasite specific to humans, you have no need to worry about your dog. ...Read more

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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?

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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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more