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Facing severe abdominal pain, stomach bloats and feel heavy. Suggest?

Jun 2015
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Hello Doctor,

I am aged 27 years. Off late by evening, i have been facing severe abdominal pain. Basically the stomach bloats, amd i feel heavy. This usually stays for a couple of hours and subcedes.
Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Antacid + anti spasmodics + diet & lifestyle

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to increased gas formation in the stomach secondary to excess acid production.
Causes can be many such as:
1. Stress
2. Dietary factors
3. Prolonged intake of certain medications like analgesics, etc.
4. Smoking & Alcohol.

Symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of antacids like Pantoprazole (to be taken half an hour before food) & anti spasmodics like Dicyclomine preparation (to be taken after food).

And it is also needed that you take certain precautions regarding your diet & lifestyle, such as:
1. Take soft, plain, non-spicy foods
2. Drink lots of water to maintain adequate hydration
3. Avoid fast foods & gas producing food products like cabbage, etc.
4. Avoid smoking & alcohol.
5. Keep away stress, think positive.
6. Exercise regularly & practice meditation.

If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult a Gastroenterologist & get a proper physical examination done to find out the exact cause.
Investigations like Endoscopy of upper gastrointestinal tract & Ultrasound scan of abdomen will be helpful in detecting any pathological cause for the symptoms.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Please let me know if I can clarify further.
Wishing a good health.
Take care.
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