Reasons for flatulence - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
User : Hello
Doctor : how can i help u?
User : I have a quick question
User : My mother is suffering from severe bloating for over 2 weeks now
Doctor : proceed
User : what could be the cause of this, and what can we do to releive it
Doctor : k
User : we tryed gas-x, tums, rolaids nothign seems to work
Doctor : pl ex[lain
User : i am very worried and concered for her as her test is scheduled in one week and after test will take some time for results
User : she feels no pain, just mostly discomfort
Doctor : is it coz of more gas?
User : it is very bloated and pressure in the stomach area
Doctor : her age
User : her age is 42
User : She burps more then usual
Doctor : Do she have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User : nothing
Doctor : its called flatulence
User : except thyroid, but nothing serious doctor told us to keep close watch if it gets bigger but had it for over 5 years
User : flatulence?
Doctor : is she in to any mediactiion
User : nothing
User : we waiting for tests to be done, but im afraid we wait too long might be serious
Doctor : Flatulence is the presence of excess wind or gas in the digestive tract.
Doctor : It is natural to pass gas 12-14 times in a day, both as burping (or belching) and as flatus.
User : so why is gas-x medication not working
Doctor : there can be many reasons: User : is there something u can recommend i could let her tryy?
Doctor : Normal breakdown of certain undigested foods by harmless bacteria naturally present in the large intestines.
Doctor : Air swallowing
Doctor : Other causes are: Doctor : # Eating large amounts of non-digestible foods such as fibre.
# Eating foods that are not tolerated, as in lactose intolerance.
# Acute pancreatitis
# Irritable bowel syndrome
Doctor : Malabsorption or inadequate absorption of nutrients
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