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Suggest treatment for excessive abdominal gas

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Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: hello. My mum has been having an issue with her stomach for around 3 weeks. She is 60 years old ans had her menopause 7 years back. She tends to get this sudden gas in her stomach and gets a hollow feeling along with that as if her stomach is empty. ( she had this some years back and we treated it successfully) She also gets a bit of GERD. Sometimes there is no gas for 2 or 3 days whatsoever but she again complains the next day. She has no loss of appetite, no weight loss, no constipation, and no issue with stools. She is very active although she is a bit of an anxious person and tends to overworry. Could you just let us know what this could be and how we can treat it?
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Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi looks like not much to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM
Thank you for your query
I understand your concern
Well possibly she has gas problem compounded by a sensitive stomach
I would start her on antacid like pantoprazole 40mg once a day along with Domperidone 10mg thrice a day which is freely available over the counter
In addition its worthwhile getting some basic investigation like complete blood count thyroid function tests stool examination
Also try following things which are likely to help her in long run
Eating on time
Ensure adequate water intake
Ensure adequate sleep
Go for regular walk
Exercise regularly
Avoid sleeping two hours after meals
Shed weight if overweight
Avoid excess tea coffee aerated drinks and addiction if any
Avoid stress
Hope this answers your questions
Wish her a speedy recovery
Happy to help
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