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Doctor insights on: Mineral Supplements Cause Bloating Difficulty Breathing Stools

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?

Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?

GET YOURSELF CHECKED: You are only 15 years old and have all these symptoms of difficulty in breathing,dizziness,fatigue,swollen ankle and weakness You should speak to your parents and they need to take you to your Pediatrician or Family Doctor to be checked as soon as possible We can not help you on this site as there are several possibilities for your multiple symptoms which can be serious Talk to your parents asap ...Read more

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Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Burping, chest tightness, bloating, difficulty breathing for 5 straight days. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Hard to tell: Need further info. How long does pain last? Does physical activity provoke or exacerbate the pain? How old are you? Do you smoke? Does heart disease run in your family? These questions should be answered to a health care professional, probably sooner than later. Don't presume to know what your problem is before you can have a doctor or extender. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with  gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

I am experiencing  high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

Have U tried to...: ...to change your diet (e.g. why are you eating a "high fat" one?) and to exercise with a weight loss goal in mind? Both are lifestyle changes that may go a long way to start improving the other symptoms you noted. ...Read more

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Bloating from post-workout, could it be the mineral supplements?

Use Common Sense: Could be, try stopping them for a week and see if it goes away. If it does then start them back and see if the bloating comes back. If it does then you have your answer. :). ...Read more

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Pressure/bloating 3" above belly button. Feels hard to breathe. Happens b4 i even eat. Feels like i'm gonna stop breathing. Anxiety?

Pressure/bloating 3" above belly button. Feels hard to breathe. Happens b4 i even eat. Feels like i'm gonna stop breathing. Anxiety?

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with as small hiatal hernia after endoscopy. Can this make me have bloating and breathing problems after a bowel movement?

I have been diagnosed with as small hiatal hernia after endoscopy.  Can this make me have bloating and breathing problems after a bowel movement?

GERD-related asthma?: About a third of chronic gerd suffers have an asthma-like presentation, and about a third of asthmatics have gerd. As such, many asthmatics show significant benefit from acid reducers when used over time. Shortness of breath however can result from many causes that have nothing to do with gerd, so get checked asap, especially if your breathing problem is progressive. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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I think i overdose on fiber supplement. i'm experiencing flatulence, bloating and mucoid stools. what should i do and how long will it last.

I think i overdose on fiber supplement. i'm experiencing flatulence, bloating and mucoid stools. what should i do and how long will it last.

2-3 days: hopefully you have stopped taking the supplement. It should be out of your system within 2-3 days, unless you are normally constipated. Drink lots of water, walk around, massage your belly clockwise, take warm baths. ...Read more

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Could taking a testosterone supplement in a recovery protein shake cause breathing problems? I had a shake like that twice a week for two months.

Could taking a testosterone supplement in a recovery protein shake cause breathing problems? I had a shake like that twice a week for two months.

Why: I would first ask why you are taking a testosterone supplement? Anabolic steroids have very bad side effects and can lead to serious and life threatening consequences. I would advise discontinuation of these kinds of remedies asap. Anything you buy at a gnc or food store is also typically a precursor and if the intent is to enhance testosterone you are wasting your money. ...Read more

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Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Does using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause certain symptoms like difficulty breathing?

Yes: It is a sedative antihistamine. Causes drowsiness, dryness of respiratory system & even impair breathing in elderly patient & otherr very affected ones. A high dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (over 150 mg) can cause depression of system & is compare to 0.08% of alcohol effect in the brain. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause difficulty breathing and pains in chest when running?

Do hydrocephalus cause difficulty breathing and pains in chest when running?

Not likely: Would check with your internist regarding possible lung or heart problems, as hydrocephalus, especially if already shunted, should not cause these issues. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blindness, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and stumbling?

What can cause sudden blindness, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and stumbling?

Symptoms: various kinds of poisoning can cause those symptoms including alcohol, combinations of causes also. Those things you mentioned all are bad and should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to try and determine causation ...Read more

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Can being pregnant cause you to have weird heart feelings? Like difficulty breathing

Can being pregnant cause you to have weird heart feelings? Like difficulty breathing

It could: Some young women notice occasional palpitations when pregnant, pregnancy can exacerbate mild mitral insufficiency too. You should absolutely report to your doctor when you see him/her next. ...Read more

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What could cause a spine to curve forward, leading to a compressed lung and causing difficulty breathing?

What could cause a spine to curve forward, leading to a compressed lung and causing difficulty breathing?

Kyphosis: Osteoporosis is the likely culprit. Brittle bones crack and fracture throwing the spine out of balance, resulting in increased pressure in an asymmetrical fashion, leading to more cracks and more bending in the same direction. Scoliosis is often also present. Chronic intake of certain medications such as steroids can cause or worsen the problem. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more