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Gastric problems, stomach pressure, indigestion, bulging stomach, bloating. Treatment?

Hi Doctor, I am 29 years old and having gastric problem for more than 2 years. now a days it is severe and getting pressure generated in my stomach and indigestion. causing heavy disturbance in sleeping and couldnt sleep at night. feeling stomach is bulge and bloating . feeling gas creates pressure and doesnt releases. Please suggest me.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Hello Good Evening,

There are many causes of bloating, including: diet, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, re flux, and constipation and some more.

Gas and bloating is a sign that food is not being digested correctly by the body. An inadequate intake of water will cause excessive stomach bloating.

Water benefits the body by aiding with digestion because it supports a majority of the body's daily functions.

Fatty foods cause a formation of fat cells to develop throughout the body and contribute to bloating as well. A build up of fat cells slows down the body's ability to empty the stomach.

Dairy products also contribute to excessive cramps, gas, and bloating.
Persons who are intolerant to lactose products experience this effect more than others.

Following steps should follows to lessen the bloating:

-Walk after eating a meal.
-Avoid coffee and chocolates.
-Avoid Meals that are high in fat.
-Avoid extremely hot or cold food.
-Avoid bubble gum or bubbly beverages.

If needed then medication should be included antacids, PPI, digestive enzymes and some laxatives.


Dr. Naresh Jain.
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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