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Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Green tea has: Diuretic qualities ; ginger has anti-spasmotic qualities and can reduce nausea and GI upset. I would go with green tea for this one. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Can drinking ginger tea help with bloating? I just started drinking 2 to 3 cups a day

Can drinking ginger tea help with bloating? I just started drinking 2 to 3 cups a day

Sometimes: There are no research studies on ginger for bloating but it has a long history of use as a digestive tonic ; can speed the movement of food through the stomach ; small intestines. To what degree this may help your bloating can only be learned by trying it. If bloating persists, consider digestive enzymes, probiotics ; antimicrobial herbs like garlic ; oregano oil; consider seeing a holistic doc. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Depends on what you mean by bloated: "loading" peppermint tea relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, or the valve at the top of the stomach, and therefore allows you to belch more easily. ...Read more

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How many cups of ginger tea (yogi) would you need to drink a day to reek the benefits? Since drinking tea my bloating and gas has subsided a bit.

Hard to say but...: Herbal medicine is an inexact science. According to http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/ginger 1 gram (1000 mg/day) is a good dose to reap the benefits for digestive issues but I can't find out how much ginger is in a cup of yogi tea (ti varies on how long you steep it, how hot the water is). It's safe to take many cups a day so experiment. But other treatments may help too- see comment:. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Possibly: Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, bloating, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). However, you may have better effect with enteric coated capsules. ...Read more

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Will green tea and honey relieve bloating?

Will green tea and honey relieve bloating?

I haven't heard of: Honey doing the trick. But green tea does have diuretic qualities and may help with bloating. ...Read more

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I had rooibos tea for a month, and my breasts have grown, nipples swollen, gained 5 lbs, and bloating. Could tea cause hormonal problems? I'm virgin.

I had rooibos tea for a month, and my breasts have grown, nipples swollen, gained 5 lbs, and bloating. Could tea cause hormonal problems? I'm virgin.

Rooibos tea: Rooibos tea has some estrogen like effects usually it is considered negligible and less than soy products but depending on your receptors it may have a more pronounced effect. Would stop if for a 2 weeks and see if symptoms resolve. If not please f/u immediately with a doctor. Have there been other dietary changes or lifestyle changes? f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Extreme bloating and stomach pains. Should I drink dandelion root tea at night to poo in morning? How long can I take this? Can u get dependent? I'm 19

Extreme bloating and stomach pains. Should I drink dandelion root tea at night to poo in morning? How long can I take this? Can u get dependent? I'm 19

Stomache issues: I suggest you lower your gluten intake, try prune juice and avoid binding foods like rice and banana. If it doesn't improve after a week, please see your doctor to be sure it is not something more serious ...Read more

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What fruits are good for bloating?

What fruits are good for bloating?

Many,,,: It's likely many fruits are good for this, as they help move the bowels. Fruits like prunes, apples, and blueberries do this if you're able to have them. Others like cranberries are likely good for urination/ diuresis. Good luck. ...Read more

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42yr old male, eating a lot of beans as good nutrition causes bloating, is that harmful, can it be preventable?

42yr old male, eating a lot of beans as good nutrition causes bloating, is that harmful, can it be preventable?

Use beano...: Beans cause gas because of undigestable sugars like raffinose get fermented by intestinal bacteria. Beano is a digestive enzyme supplement you can take at the time of eating beans that will aid in the digestive process and might reduce your gas. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea and bloating for two weeks. I am 35 in good health and not eating the same thing everyday. What do I do?

I am experiencing nausea and bloating for two weeks. I am 35 in good health and not eating the same thing everyday. What do I do?

Well: Well many possibilities. First check a pregnancy test. If negative. Then time to see your doctor for a complete evaluation and possible testing ...Read more

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Are slight nausea and bloating good signs of ovulation?

Are slight nausea and bloating good signs of ovulation?

Can happen to some.: As ovulation approaches some women do experience bloating & nausea. ...Read more

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Why is Gaviscon good for abdominal bloating?

In a nutshell: The active ingredient in Gaviscon is simethacone. This is a surfactant that basically " breaks up gas bubbles" thus relieving bloating caused by "gas build up". ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

What are good ways to get rid of IBS bloating?

Individualized: Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of stomach bloating?

Is there a good way to get rid of stomach bloating?

Abdominal swelling: Clarification please: are you relating your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating, or do you feel pregnant? Hard to answer your question without further information and clarity. Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver disease, gut problems...)? ...Read more

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Does Activated Charcoal also adsorb nutrients and other positive things you don't want adsorbed? Its good for bloating but are there downsides?

Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal could absorb some nutrients, but if it is adminsitered for poisoning or a medical reason, like that, it is more improtant than any good thing it might absorb. ...Read more

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What are some good tips to reduce bloating after eating meals?

What are some good tips to reduce bloating after eating meals?

Bloating: 22 F with unknown medical Hx asks: What are some good tips to reduce bloating after eating meals? ANS: First find out the cause of the blowing. Keep food/bloating diary to see if a specific food is doing it. If you find a food that does it in u then stop it and see if that helps. May want to try eating smaller amounts. If you can't figure it out yourself see your Dr. ...Read more

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How can I avoid gas and bloating when I eat baked goods?

How can I avoid gas and bloating when I eat baked goods?

You can't: Bloating from baked goods represents either gluten insensitivity (celiac dz) or more common gas production from carbohydrates, wheat and sugar. All humans are probably allergic to wheat gluten. Only a few to the degree that they would get a celiac diagnosis. We all should avoid wheat and carbohydrates and eat a high fat, low carb diet. Read "why we get fat and what to do about it, " taubes. ...Read more

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I read that chlorella algae is good in helping bloating and your digestive system. Does it really help?

I read that chlorella algae is good in helping bloating and your digestive system. Does it really help?

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Good bacteria that are missing or low can re-grow. Peace and good health. Chlorella can also be used. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to get rid of my constipation and bloating after I just finished a diet?

What would be a good way for me to get rid of my constipation and bloating after I just finished a diet?

Poor diet and fluids: Not enough fiber and inadequate fluids. You need 20-25 grams of fiber and 80-100 ounces of alcohol free, caffeine free fluids every day, more if strenuous excercise is part of your daily routine. ...Read more

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I've heard that eating fruit during or after the main meal is not good for digestion. Ferments then causes gas and bloating.

Fruit may cause gas: There are some fruits/vegetables that are complex and can lead to gas/bloating. They are called FODMAP; examples are apples, pears... also broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts. You can look up the diet and avoid those if they bother your stomach. Otherwise the rest are ok to eat. ...Read more

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Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. No other symptoms. Diet is good. Others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. Sometimes doesn't help?

Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. No other symptoms. Diet is good. Others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. Sometimes doesn't help?

Find symptoms' cause: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, &even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause. ...Read more

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Chronic diarhea, bloating abdo pain, I had normal blood and stool results, now gastro exspert involved, but is normal blood results a good sign thanks?

Lab data: Normal is always good but may not have anything to do with your gastrointestinal issues. Labs taken out of the context of clinical illnesses are not relevant. Stick with your current doctors and let them continue your assessment. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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My dr. Suggest I should drink kefir smoothie with probiotic. Is this good for stomach bloating?

My dr. Suggest I should drink kefir smoothie with probiotic. Is this good for stomach bloating?

Won't hurt: You will need to see if it helps since there is no definite treatment for your condition. Certainly there is no harm from trying them out. ...Read more