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Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Gluten Sensitivity: It may be that you have a sensitive stomach but it could mean that you have a sensitivity to the rye in beer. Some people actually posess an allergy to gluten and have GI sensitivity to types of wheat or barley. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist if you want a real work-up performed, particularly if you are sensative to other types of breads and carb laden foods. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I've had severe abdominal bloating and indigestion for three days, what should I do and what could be causes?

I've had severe abdominal bloating and indigestion for three days, what should I do and what could be causes?

Most common: Cause at your age is constipation defined by round, hard poiod or straining, not frequency. You can even have diarrhea and be constipated. Are you eating enough fruits and veggies and drinking enough water? Gould be reflux but does not usually cause bloating. You could try a fiber supplement along with your diet and be sure to get enough exercise ! ...Read more

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Can coffee cause digestive problems? I have experienced bloating and indigestion and my routine morning cup of coffee recently

Can coffee cause digestive problems? I have experienced bloating and indigestion and my routine morning cup of coffee recently

Frequently.: caffeine, and in particular, coffee, very frequently causes acid reflux, which can feel like heartburn or indigestion. You might try switching to decaf initially, but you may have to stop coffee altogether if the symptoms persist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had severe reflux/heartburn for months, Dr put me on pantoprazole twice a day, reflux/heartburn are gone but I have bad indigestion/bloating?

I had severe reflux/heartburn for months, Dr put me on pantoprazole twice a day, reflux/heartburn are gone but I have bad indigestion/bloating?

Pantoprazole: Use over longer periods of time can predispose one for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Diagnosed by breath testing, treated with particular antibiotics. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Have a knot like feeling right under the sternum.. I get a severe spasm if bend down. Bloating indigestion and constipation.

Ulcer/hiatal hernia: These are symptoms that point to your stomach or lower esophagus and could be from an ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux disease. A hiatal hernia (where some of the stomach rises above the diaphragm into the chest) can also contribute to the symptoms you describe. An upper endoscopy or UGI contrast study would be useful if the symptoms persist despite treatment with antacids. ...Read more

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I quit eating dairy and am no longer getting indigestion and bloating. So was that the cause?

I quit eating dairy and am no longer getting indigestion and bloating. So was that the cause?

Dairy intolerance: Dairy intolerance may reflect problems with any component of milk--lactose, multiple milk proteins, calcium (stimulates gastrin-associated acid output), fat (delays stomach emptying). Alternatively, may have an intrinsic delay in stomach emptying, problems with biliary &/or pancreatic disease, small bowel pathology with resulting malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth, more. Retry milk in small dose. ...Read more

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I have been suffering increasingly common bloating, indigestion, acid and inconsistent stools. Seem to have large defined swelling on abdomen. Causes?

I have been suffering increasingly common bloating, indigestion, acid and inconsistent stools. Seem to have large defined swelling on abdomen. Causes?

Many things: Symptoms of gallbladder disease: bloating, pain in abdomen, indigestion. Symptoms of acid reflux: indigestion bloating, burning in upper abdomen. Symptoms of colon problem: inconsistent stools, abdominal swelling. So, it is best to check with your physician who can dissect the problem for you. ...Read more

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Hi! This past weekend I drank excessively  (7-12 drinks) 2 nights and woke up Sun vomiting. Since then I've had bad nausea/bloating/indigestion. Pls help!

Hi! This past weekend I drank excessively  (7-12 drinks) 2 nights and woke up Sun vomiting. Since then I've had bad nausea/bloating/indigestion. Pls help!

Gastritis: That amount of alcohol excess is enough to cause inflammation of the stomach lining. Follow a bland diet without alcohol or caffeine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. The inflammation should heal in a few days. If symptoms persist or worsen, call your physician. ...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 have bloating, indigestion, and squeezing near center of chest/below chest near the stomach? It is making me feel breathless and anxious.

Anxiety: Check with your primary care doctor to find out what medical issues may be causing your nervous reactions. If cleared try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website. If nervous feeling continues consult with a mental health professional who can help lessen your tension. My best. ...Read more

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Im having lots of indigestion, bloating, nausea & gas. Are these all symptoms of IBS & if so what can I take?

Yes and no.: While these symptoms could be consistent with IBS, they could also be seen in other digestive conditions, those involving the gallbladder, stomach, small intestines and pancreas to name a few. Processes in other areas should be sought and ruled out before we settle on a diagnosis of IBS. Some testing may be in order. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing bad groin pain associated with abdominal bloating, nausea and indigestion. What could be causing this pain?

I have been experiencing bad groin pain associated with abdominal bloating, nausea and indigestion.  What could be causing this pain?

See a doctor: This is not something to be casually diagnosed on the internet. You need to be seen and examined, and frankly would not wait. Do this soon and hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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I been having these symptoms even though I still take omeprezole 40mg Indigestion bloating icy/hot feeling belching no gas upper abdominal area ?

I been having these symptoms even though I still take omeprezole 40mg Indigestion bloating icy/hot feeling belching no gas upper abdominal area ?

Get checked: Sometimes your doctor will prescribe different acid reflux medications. Should symptoms persist an endoscope may be recommended to make sure you do not have ulcers or bacteria causing your symptoms. The other red flag is whether you are having heart symptoms mimicking acid reflux. I would recommend seeing a doctor immediately or going to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when i had gallstones,also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion ?

Reflux: You may still be experiencing gastric reflux. Many people think you need to feel a burning sensation to have acid reflux but many times you may just have a cough or a bloating sensation like yourself. However, it's best that you see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more

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I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?

Reflux: It may... Consider modifying your diet as well: stay away from spicy foods, tomato based foods, greasy/fried foods, caffeine, and chocolate and alcohol too ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more