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Can u plz suggest me a gud med for G.I prob (acidity, reflux, bloating). Is Rabeloc 20 effective or Facid 40? Thank you.
PPI therapy: All PPI therapy can help with GERD; however, get checked for H. pylori infection. ...Read more
I have bloating and digestive discomfort. What are facts re: g.I. Cleanse products? Safe? If so which one is recommended and how often can it be done?
C GI specialist: B4 u self treat. Get a firm diagnosis and follow the recommendations of the examining specialist. There can b many causes and some self rx may b dangerous. ...Read more
Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: A person who feels bloated (in the tummy) all the time is not normal, especially if the bloating is new. A doctor can evaluate to figure out the cause. Problems can be due to eating things the person cannot digest. Some parasites cause bloating. More serious causes of bloating include a build-up of fluid in the abdomen due to kidney disease, liver problems, heart failure, abdominal cancers, etc... ...Read more
See a doctor : More information than this will be needed to parse out what is causing your symptoms. See a physician, answer their questions, tell them your story and follow up with recommended tests and interventions. Then you will hopefully have a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more