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Raw Garlic Bloating
Garlic: Unlikely garlic alone is giving you those symptoms. ...Read more
Can eating too much garlic, ginger, bottled & packaged seasonings cause painful periods and excess bloating? Make them earlier?
No: No it will have no affect on the periods and will not make them earlier ...Read more
Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu I'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges
Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way.
I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer.
Good luck! ...Read more
I have lower abdominal bloating and I feel a little cold. I do not have s fever. I did accidentally eat a 1/2 cup of raw edamame this afternoon. It was thawed in the fridge. I thought it had been cooked.?
Raw edamame=bloating: Your problem is likely the consumption of raw edamame, a food that typically causes bloating when eaten raw. It should resolve in a day or so. Also there are many effective anti-gas OTC agents, e.g.Bean-O. ...Read more
Ate raw, rinsed lettuce. After 2 hours began feeling sweaty and clammy. Also have abdominal cramping and bloating. Could this be food poisoning?
Can't diagnose...: Based on what little information you describe, it's hard to conclude that the lettuce you at resulted in food poisoning, especially if your symptoms are limited to what you described. You probably ate something else with the lettuce, touched many objects without washing your hands, and were in contact with other people over the past few days... Resulting in an 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
The following measures may be helpful:
•don’t chew gum. Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra air, which in turn can lead to bloating.
•limit your intake of carbonated drinks.
•avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils.
•avoid drinking through a straw.
•lose weight if you are overweight.
•use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more
Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more
Low-FODMAPs diet: Bloating and gas is often caused by eating foods that contain fermentable carbohydrates. By restricting fermentable foods you might find you have less bloating and gas. See ibsfree. Net for more info on the diet. Also, you might try taking a probiotic supplement which may help mitigate your gas and bloating symptoms as well. Good luck! ...Read more
Change laxative: Hi, psyllium which is the ingredient in isabagol is a fiber laxative and retains fluid in the colon to prevent constipation. It can cause bloating. Per the fda it should be used with caution in pts with esophageal strictures, ulcers, stenosis, intestinal adhesions or difficulty swallowing. You can change to a different laxative like a stimulant laxative if you have no contraindications. ...Read more
Tried simethicone?: The perceptions of satiety (fullness after eating) +/-nausea are complex processes that involve the brain, stomach, hormones, &the composition of food. A persistent problem raises concern for gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) due to neurologic &/or structural problems of stomach &surrounding organs, small bowel problems, &even an issue involving the emesis center of the brain. ...Read more