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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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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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

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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.

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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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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I have bloating, indigestion, and squeezing near center of chest/below chest near the stomach? It is making me feel breathless and anxious.

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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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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more