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What causes bloating after having food? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Sep-2014
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User:for the past 1 month
User:after a lot of meals...
User:my stomach feels bloated
User:its not exactly upset
User:but i have trouble sitting down
User:when i walk or stand it feels fine
User:but the discomfort stays for a few hours after the meal
User:it is irrespective of the fact if i have a veg or non veg meal
User:please advice
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising
User:please go ahead
Doctor:Do you usually have home food or hotel food?
User:home made food
User:through and through
Doctor:Do you have it at regular intervals or you skip meals in between?
User:no, regularly and meal times are mostly fixed
Doctor:Do you usually have spicy and oily food?
User:yes, but not everyday
User:and i believe food is not too spicy, especially the vegetarian meals
Doctor:How about your water consumption?
User:fair intake of water
User:not too much or too less
Doctor:approx how many glasses a day?
User:probably 1-2ltrs
Doctor:From your description, I feel that you are suffering with flatulence dyspepsia.
User:ok...i feel gassy as well....
Doctor:Its a condition where there is decrease in digestion leading to slow digestion of the food and production of the gas
Doctor:You can follow these instructions
User:go ahead
Doctor:1. Syp Tricaine Gel 2tsp in 20ml water three times a day
Doctor:2. Avoid spicy and oily food.
Doctor:3. Have meals at regular interval
Doctor:4. Have a water bottle on your desk. Keep having on and off water as you feel.
Doctor:5. One glass of water an hour before and after meals everyday.
Doctor:this is make sure that you are adequate amount of water.
User:anything else
Doctor:6. Tablets like ranitidine or pantoprazole might be required.
User:what are these tablets for?
Doctor:These are antacids.
Doctor:they will reduce the gas production and improve the digestion.
Doctor:But I feel the gel should do.
User:ok...will start with gel right away
Doctor:Follow regular physical exercises and have plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User:any advice on water intake? how much to consume a day?
Doctor:It is usually 2 to 3 lts a day.
Doctor:that is why i have suggested you to take a glass of water an hour before and after food.
User:any other advice?
Doctor:These should do.
User:right then... thank you...
Doctor:follow them and if required we will plan for antacids tablets.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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