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Suffering with chronic heart disease, have excessive bloating, metallic taste. Any thoughts?

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My dad has chronic heart disease and on numerour meds.
Has had excessive bloating and a metallic taste in his mouth - the doctor sent him away with powers for constipation - he is not constipated! Can you let me have your thoughts?
Posted Sun, 26 May 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 35 minutes later

Thanks for writing in

The symptoms you have mentioned point to dyspepsia and/or collitis

It can also be induced by medications

It would be better if you give him a good antacid and a probiotic

Consitpation medicines for a cardiac patient are always helpful as they reduce physical strain while defecating

Hope this helps
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