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Suggest Treatment For Abdominal Bloating And Indigestion

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hi, I'm getting really bad indigestion. I don't have a lot of heart burn but I get extremely bloated after I eat absolutely anything no matter how small or large and drinking water as well. I'm not constipated my poop looks normal not hard or clumpy but it just won't come out. What can I do to help it?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Vasudha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need expert's advise & life style changes

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for the query. I understand your concern.
* There are many causes for excessive bloating with sticky stools. But looking at your age.. I can think of-
- Faulty diet.. like fast food , less vegetables or vegetables & fruits in form of soups or juices with least fibers....this causes slowing of intestinal movements.. avoiding making the food lie in bowels in long time thus leading to more gas production/ food allergies causing lack of digestion & fermentation of food...
- Infection of intestines ( can be bacterial/ amoebic/ worms )which cause inflammation of bowel lining causing mucus secretion to make stools sticky... This also affects normal bacterial flora in intestines which in turn helps the pathogen to flourish & set in a vicious circle of symptoms.
- Food allergies ( gluten or lactose intolerance, food sugars) / eating foods causing more gas production ( starchy food like potato, sprouts, fermented food ) can lead to excessive gas & irritation of bowels to increase mucus secretion to cause sticky stools.
- sedentary life style/ over eating, frequent eating can lead to bloating.
- food eating habits like fast eating, drinking/ chewing gum leads to air swallowing & bloating
* In this context I would suggest a detailed evaluation of your problem by self observation & also a physician's ( Gastroenterologist's if needed ) help wold reveal the basic cause .
Doctor would advise few investigations to find infecting organism & give you advise & medicines to heal the infection/ combat food allergy/ to correct the disturbed intestinal flora ( Lacto bacillus preparation ) & help you in irradiating the pathology.
* Self care/ life style changes- Try to remove the causes due to faulty life styles like eating habits.
- Incorporate exercises in your routine ( yoga/ walking for 45 minutes)
- Have prescribed calories food in multiple small servings every 3 hours .
- Avoid more gas producing food
- Add more fibers & water in diet.
- Drink boiled water/ follow strict hygiene to avoid reinfection
- Be positive & consistent in efforts
Thus with expert advise & personal care you would definitely get rid of the nagging problem.
I hope this information helps you out very well. Any follow up query is welcome.
Thanks.

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Suggest Treatment For Abdominal Bloating And Indigestion

Brief Answer: Need expert's advise & life style changes Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. * There are many causes for excessive bloating with sticky stools. But looking at your age.. I can think of- - Faulty diet.. like fast food , less vegetables or vegetables & fruits in form of soups or juices with least fibers....this causes slowing of intestinal movements.. avoiding making the food lie in bowels in long time thus leading to more gas production/ food allergies causing lack of digestion & fermentation of food... - Infection of intestines ( can be bacterial/ amoebic/ worms )which cause inflammation of bowel lining causing mucus secretion to make stools sticky... This also affects normal bacterial flora in intestines which in turn helps the pathogen to flourish & set in a vicious circle of symptoms. - Food allergies ( gluten or lactose intolerance, food sugars) / eating foods causing more gas production ( starchy food like potato, sprouts, fermented food ) can lead to excessive gas & irritation of bowels to increase mucus secretion to cause sticky stools. - sedentary life style/ over eating, frequent eating can lead to bloating. - food eating habits like fast eating, drinking/ chewing gum leads to air swallowing & bloating * In this context I would suggest a detailed evaluation of your problem by self observation & also a physician's ( Gastroenterologist's if needed ) help wold reveal the basic cause . Doctor would advise few investigations to find infecting organism & give you advise & medicines to heal the infection/ combat food allergy/ to correct the disturbed intestinal flora ( Lacto bacillus preparation ) & help you in irradiating the pathology. * Self care/ life style changes- Try to remove the causes due to faulty life styles like eating habits. - Incorporate exercises in your routine ( yoga/ walking for 45 minutes) - Have prescribed calories food in multiple small servings every 3 hours . - Avoid more gas producing food - Add more fibers & water in diet. - Drink boiled water/ follow strict hygiene to avoid reinfection - Be positive & consistent in efforts Thus with expert advise & personal care you would definitely get rid of the nagging problem. I hope this information helps you out very well. Any follow up query is welcome. Thanks.