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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
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
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
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
I have over gas(flatulence) production that can leak that detects by others but i don't feel it w/c disturb me psychologically.Wat is its treatment?
I get gas in my stomach/intestines and if it doesn't get out the usual way it comes up through my nasal passage. Is there treatment?
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
Can H pylori cause gas and acidity.What test to find if it is there and what is the treatment.Thanks.
Helicobacter pylori: The simple answer to your question is yes. There are several blood tests for the bacterial infection. There is also a urease breath test. If you end up seeing a GI doctor and endoscopy performed, a biopsy can also be taken. No single drug cures H. pylori infection. Treatment involves taking several medications for 7 to 14 days. Treatment includes an acid inhibitor and 2 antibiotics. ...Read more
Is there any possible treatment to get rid of gas problem? Right now I am taking homeopathy medicines but its not beneficial.
Address the causes: Usually gas occurs because we don't fully digest our foods & the undigested food is fermented by microbes in our intestines. Avoiding foods you can't digest (possibly beans, gluten, cabbage, lactose from dairy etc.), taking digestive enzymes & correcting imbalances in flora often helps (check for candida ¶sites). Homeopathy can help too; if it hasn't helped consider trying different remedies! ...Read more
I have gotten gas after h pylori treatment(which ended 4 months ago) will this ever end? If so how can I speed up the process ?
Have a distended gallbladder with no stones. Also have a lot of gas in abdomen. Is it related and what is treatment for distended gallbladder?
IT DEPENDS: Not all diseased gallbladders have stones. About 10% of gallbladders removed, due to symptoms , have no stones. They just fail to empty appropriately, leading to pain, bloating, increased gas, and nausea. A functional test (hida scan) of the gallbladder can be ordered, and if the gallbladder is not emptying appropriately, removal will usually improve symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?
Did 2 month treatment of omeprazole for reflux. Burning went away and 3 weeks later it's back with burning in upper ab and bloating. What should I do?
Continue omeprazole: First, restart the omeprazole. Also try to avoid the triggers for the GERD. Go online, and look at the suggestions for GERD and you will find a number of foods, drugs, life habits to avoid. Your GERD will prob be a lifetime intermittent problem, so try to look for ways to control it without meds. ...Read more
Have had trapped gas for going on 2 weeks. Serious bloating. Constant belches and flatulance that relieves momentarily. What's the cause & treatment?
Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more