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I've heard that eating fruit during or after the main meal is not good for digestion. Ferments then causes gas and bloating.

I've heard that eating fruit during or after the main meal is not good for digestion. Ferments then causes gas and bloating.

Fruit may cause gas: There are some fruits/vegetables that are complex and can lead to gas/bloating. They are called FODMAP; examples are apples, pears... also broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts. You can look up the diet and avoid those if they bother your stomach. Otherwise the rest are ok to eat. ...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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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. ...Read more

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What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Pressure: The intestines are located all around the uterus and ovaries. So it's possible if there are fibroids or ovarian cysts, there can be pressure on the bowels interfering with digestion. ...Read more

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What causes gas and bloating?

What causes gas and bloating?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Low acid: Both low acid and high acid cause similar symptoms. Try apple cider vinegar or sauerkraut with each meal . Change diet to only foods from a plant and not made in a plant(no processed foods). Each green leafy and squashy vegetables. Avoid gluten protein containing foods like wheat, rye and barley based. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon. If you need Zantac (ranitidine) the food was not right for you. ...Read more

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Can stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Can stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

How to tell if abdominal bloating (lower stomach) is due to gas or fluid buildup? Causes? No other symptoms

Probably gas: At this age fluid build up is unlikely unless you have some serious illness. See your local pharmacist something for gas. If symptoms persist see your doctor.I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

I'm a 35 yo female, 5'1, 128lb. I've gained 10lb in the last 6mo with abdominal bloating and gas. No change in diet. What could have caused this?

Diet and Thyroid: Gas and bloating has many causes1excessive swallowed air2 certain foods like carbonated beverages, spicy fried or fatty foods, broccoli, cabbage, onions, beans, apple or prune juice, fried food , sorbitol, manitol, in many low carb/sugar free foods.Certain behaviors like talking while chewing, chewing gum, . .Medical causes lactose intolerance . Check thyroid for weight gain/consult a nutritionist for diet. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely: You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching. ...Read more

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Can frequent gas & stomach bloating (with 'Orofer XT') cause weight loss (~1kg monthly) for 57+ yr female ?

Can frequent gas & stomach bloating (with 'Orofer XT') cause weight loss (~1kg monthly) for 57+ yr female ?

Orofer XT effects: Orofer XT is ¬¬iron and Folic acid supplement. It can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Even these side effects will not cause weight loss. frequent gas & stomach bloating will not cause weight loss. See Physician for possible diagnosis of symptoms due to food, Gastroenteritis, Giardia, or Coeliac disease. Weight loss can be due to stress causing Depression. See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more