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Doctor insights on: Treating Gas Bloating

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Best remedy for gas/ bloating?

Best remedy for gas/ bloating?

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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

How long after having a colonoscopy does the gas & bloating last?

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

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What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

What might lead to gas, bloating, and constipation?

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

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda). Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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32 yr old female. Excessive gas, bloating. ARNP says it could be gluten foods. I think otherwise. Second opinion?

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

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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.

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.

Many possibilities: This could be due to food intolerances or could even be a sign of gallbladder disease. You may want to keep a food diary to track food intake. However, you should schedule a consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant fullness better when standing up or laying down , gas bloating belching, going on for a while, no insurance help soooo annoying?

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

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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?

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

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Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

No: That's the wrong tract: GI (gastrointestinal) as opposed to gu (genitourinary). ...Read more

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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.

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

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Does cimicifuga racemosa gives constipation or gas bloating.As I have been started taking homeopathic med which contains this ingrediant. ?

Does cimicifuga racemosa gives constipation or gas bloating.As I have been started taking homeopathic med which contains this ingrediant.
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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 more

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I have been diagnosed with gastritis. Took Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for 8 weeks, no help. Now I have gas/bloating and occasional diahrrea. Need some advice.

I have been diagnosed with gastritis. Took Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for 8 weeks, no help. Now I have gas/bloating and occasional diahrrea. Need some advice.

Helicobacter?: You have been treated with an H2 blocker but do not know what type of testing was done. Gastritis is often due to infection with H. pylori and requires a combination of two antibiotics with an H2 blocker for some time. See a GI doctor if you have not already. ...Read more

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Could taking digestive enzymes help with gas bloating and constipation?

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

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What should I do? My symptoms are: constipation, gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

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

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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