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    What causes abdominal bloating, breathing difficulty, lightheadedness and post nasal drip?

Posted on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: stomach bloated, difficulty taking a deep breath, a bit light headed, post nasal drip

I have noticed that when I stand up or lie down my breathing is easier than when seated
Answered by Dr. Sunil 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
can be dyspepsia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,

I've gone through all your details and appreciate your concern.

Most likely, the problem you are having is called Dyspepsia.

Dyspepsia, in layman's language is known as indigestion. It is a term that describes discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. However, it's not a disease in itself. Dyspepsia is a group of symptoms which often include bloating, nausea and heartburn.Our gut consists of hundreds of species of bacteria which lives in our intestinal tract intestinal tract.These bacterias and yeast are responsible for proper digestion and fermentation of food. If this microbiota is disturbed food is improperly fermented causing production of large amount of gases.This increase the pressure in abdominal organs hence causing mild breathing difficulty also.
Most likely cause of indigestion is due to either overeating or taking over oily or fatty food. Anxiety or intake of alcohol or aerated beverages can also cause the symptoms.
Initially go for an ultrasound abdomen.
Take a proton pump inhibitor like Rabeprazole 40 mg twice daily along with a prokinetic drug (eg.Domperidone) for 7 days. This will provide you symptomatic relief from symptoms of dyspepsia (you may need to obtain prescription for this from your local physician).
Antacid like Mucaine gel can be taken for few days along with it.
Any over counter probiotic like econorm should be taken for few days to provide relief in symptoms of indigestion.

Apart from this, some dietary restrictions are to be followed-

- Avoid alcohol or smoking.
- No aerated beverages.
- Take light non spicy easily digestible food for few days.
- No Fast food like pizza or burger should be taken.
- Drink a cup of cold milk daily.
- Avoid fatty foods.

If not relieved in 5 days, an endoscopy may be planned to rule out any peptic ulcers or H.pylori infection(Very unlikely) after visiting your Physician.
Bloating and acid can be caused by any kind of food. In most of the cases, it's fatty foods which cause these symptoms. Any food whether it's fat or protein or complex carbohydrate when can not be properly digested, releases large amount of gases like hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide which causes burping.
Hope I've answered your query.
Feel free to ask any follow up questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Sunil 3 hours later
Thanks, it wasn't clear
Answered by Dr. Sunil 10 hours later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
please ask your doubts mam.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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