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Treating Gas Bloating
What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.
First find cause: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles. Need however to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility & infection before treatment. ...Read more
It should go away in: No more than one or two days. If it persists go see your doctor for another cause for it. ...Read more
For a week I have had gas/bloating that slowly increases through the day and by night causes bloating/pain in upper abs/gas. No diet changes.
OK: This is constipation! a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-`100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. Excess fiber in the face if inadequate fluids will cause bloating and constipation. ...Read more
32 yr old female. Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise. Second opinion?
FODMAPs: Stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are compounds in food that bacteria in your intestine can ferment. This can cause gas, pain and diarrhea. Try a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks and see what happens. https://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf ...Read more
Upper right quadrant fullness better when standing up or laying down , gas bloating belching, going on for a while, no insurance help soooo annoying?
Gallbladder: These symptoms can just be intestinal gas or constipation, but can be gallbladder problems. That organ is in the RUQ of abdomen. Need to stay on very low fat diet, avoid greasy/fried foods. If develop fever, worsening pain, vomiting- need to go to hospital emergency room. Seek out a clinic system associated with a hospital that has a financial aid program for people without insurance. Mine does. ...Read more
Will someone please do a study to find out if taking caraway seed for gas/bloating several times a day will cause a false positive for opiates?
Hi , I am 35 y.o men . For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color . I feel weaker , and has problem with gas bloating.
Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation also. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more
I was taking a probiotic with great results, which seemed to have diminished. I increased the dosage and now have gas/bloating. How long can I expect?
Flora rebalancing: Probiotics are dietary supplements and foods that contain "beneficial" bacteria. They are promoted to improve digestion by rebalancing the normal microflora in the large intestine. Perhaps this rebalancing occurred and resulted in initial benefit for you, but further flora adaptation has occurred and lessened the favorable effect. More is not better. Just stop, or try another brand/bacteria. ...Read more
Does hpylori cause nausea, gas, bloating ? Ever since i've been diagnosed i've been suffering from chronic nausea (very bad!)
Diagnosed, treated?: Did you copleted the treatment for h. Pylori? If did and still have symptoms see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Have noticed when I eat wheat products, I often get gas, bloating & fluid retention, but not when I eat other grains. Could that indicate intolerance?
Possible.: Worth a try. Other thoughts would be to use simethicone for the bloating then a stool softener for the constipation. Sounds like you might have irritable bowel syndrome which is too complicated to treat here but generally responds to a progressive program of fiber / diet mods / bowel agents. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you haven't seen your primary doctor yet, see him/her. If you have and are still with questions, then up the ante and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Coffee gives me cramps, gas, bloating and a has a laxative effect. Could i be allergic or just intolerant?
Not allergic: Coffee, even decaff, contains organic acids that can be irritating to the gut. Some people ate more sensitive than others. Can also aggravate inflammation of esophagus (esophagitis), stomach (gastritis). May aggravate other GI issues. See md if ongoing, severe, bleed, fever, weight loss, nighttime symptoms, etc. ...Read more
Does cimicifuga racemosa gives constipation or gas bloating.As I have been started taking homeopathic med which contains this ingrediant.
Homeopathic remedies: Homeopathic remedies (including cimcifuga racemosa) do not cause side effects. They may stimulate what's innate to your healing system though. Homeopaths prescribe remedies according to very specific symptoms and experiences in the patient; they look for a close or exact match to your symptoms & the way they trouble you. It's important to tell your homeopath what's happening so this is followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?
Gas/constipation : This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more