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See previous answers: Gas has no good tx. Try simethicone 40-80 mg several times a day (or maalox plus, mylanta ii, )vegetable charcoal tablets, phazyme, gas x, beno. Do not dring soda, chew well your food, eat slowly, do not swallow air, avoid foods you know produce gas...Beans, eggs, cauliflower, broccoli, etc, fatty foods, dairy with fat, certain sugars, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sodium in your diet: Premenstrual bloating is a common and bothersome feature of ovulation and periods. It helps to lower you dietary sodium. No just salt. Sodium is present in all sorts of prepackaged food. Read the labels when you do your grocery shopping . Candy, carbonated drinks and baked foods may be high in sodium regardless of their taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating and PMS: If the symptom of bloating occurs in the setting of pms(premenstrual syndrome), adding a magnesium supplement may provide some relief. Alternatively, taking an oral contraceptive pill that prevents ovulation may be helpful as well. The efficacy of diuretics is unclear. Also, one could consider the possibility of a functional bowel disorder i.e., ibs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is available for very freguent and very odorous gas it is so bad I cancel appts so as not to be embarrased?
Diet mostly: Most of the time, symptoms of excessive "gas" are related to the diet. The top 3 dietary exceses, in order: 1) simple dairy, milk and soft cheeses, because of the milk sugar lactose. This is lactose intolerance 2) wheat products, i.e. Gluten intolerance 3) vitamin a foods, green, yellow orange fruits + veges. A simple 1 week withdrawal diet off each should clear up the symptoms. Then you'll know. ...Read more
IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more
Please advise on treatment for perimenopause particularly symptoms related to extreme gas and bloating.
Consider other cause: When you state "peri-menopause", the gamut of symptoms is actually quite large. I would not list changes in bowel habits as high on this list (related to extreme gas and bloating). "extreme" gas and bloating needs to be evaluated by a physician who should perform and abdominal and pelvic exam. Visit www.Nams.Org for menopause info. To learn more from my personal page, please visit www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read more
Are there any medications or treatment options to help with bloating and discomfort during an IBS flare up ?
What is Treatment for Heavy Bloating persistent for 4 months also sometime lead to little undigest stool? Thanks
Bowel issues: If food is not digested then you have rapid transit issue it would be prudent to start a work up you can start with your primary and or gi doc for an investigation I wouldn't wait especially it has been. For 4 months ...Read more