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Suffering from severe gas problems. Not cured by medicine. Looking for alternate treatment

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My husband is suffering from severe gas problems. No medicine is helpful for him, tried so many medicine, please tell me what to do?
he burp, as well pass excess flatus Any time through out the day ..sometimes after taking meals or if a huge gap between two meals ... and very rare he feels hungry ...he tried Rantac all type, omez all type XXXXXXX case and more other medicine.but no help..
Sending his Endoscopy Report with this ...
Posted Sat, 2 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 42 hours later
There are are main causes for excessive gas production.
One of the main causes is the gas that we swallow whenever
we eat are drink. The faster a person eats and drinks , more
air is swallowed. Also, gas is produced during digestive process.
Starches or carbohydrates can ferment and cause a lot of gas.
Some of the food including the bean family , cabbage family ,
and lentils such as urad dal and chana dal can cause more gas.
If a person has pancreas problems with repeated inflammation,
that can make the digestive enzymes to be less productive.
Your husband has to have tests to check the stool for fat
and he should have a small bowel X-ray series, and also have
blood tests for Celiac Disease. He should avoid chewing gum,
and carbonated drinks. Over the counter drugs like Phazyme,
or Gas-X may help some. Peppermint oil capsule taken three
times a day with meals may help. Charcoal capsules (Charcocap)
will reduce the amount of gas. The stool may turn black !
There is a product called "Beano" which is helpful in cutting
gas especially with lentils and beans.
Metoclopramide in small doses like 2.5-5 mg, doses three times
a day would help to expel gas also by increasing contractions
of the intestine.
I wish him well.
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