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Indigestion and gas problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi I was chatting with Dr XXXX
User :   Hi xxxx
User :   Is it Dr
User :   No.
User :   You can log out and relogin.
User :   He is here.
User :   He will be chatting with you.
User :   I am Dr XXXX
User :   Are you there?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXX here
User :   Like I said I am having problems with smelly gas being passed
Doctor :   this seems that you must be having indigestion and also, not having proper bowel movements
User :   Hi doctor r u there
Doctor :   presence of stools in the colon can present as your current issues
User :   Yes, do you suggest something
Doctor :   try to have more fruits and fibre in diet, drink more water and fluids
Doctor :   also, to get good stools, try Isabgul in water or milk at night
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid fatty & oily foods
Doctor :   have bananas at night, & milk as well, they will improve the bowel motility
User :   Do you recommend any medication initially to give temporary releief
Doctor :   papaya is a natural laxative, you can have that as well
Doctor :   medications are the last resort
Doctor :   try these natural remedies first
Doctor :   if you dont have any benefit, then medications can help you
Doctor :   Are you following me?
User :   yes
User :   Should I start with Isabgul right away
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   they will be helpful
User :   Ok, how long should I try with natural remedies before coming back for medication
User :   Actually it become quite embarrassing at work with this problem
Doctor :   i dont think this thing will last long if yoiu follow a healthy diet and good lifestyle
User :   No this is not a regular problem, I have just been having it for last 5-6 days
Doctor :   physical exercise, will improve the bowel motility
Doctor :   and then completely solve the issue
Doctor :   follow a good healthy lifestyle
Doctor :   I guess, the festival season brings carb rich diet and these are side effects that people have
User :   Ok,
Doctor :   theres nothing to worry about
User :   Do you think any antacid will give me immediate relief so that I am not conscious at work
Doctor :   follow the steps i have discussed here
Doctor :   and you will find relief
User :   I have been trying Yakult as well since yesterday
Doctor :   these are probiotics, and may not be helpful in your case
User :   ok
User :   Thanks doctor thats all from me
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now and take care.
User :   Bye
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