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What do abdominal bloating, flatulence and belching indicate?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Good Day, I have had intense bloating in my upper abdomen. It looks like I am pregnant (not possible) It can be very tight and hard to the touch and sometimes it can me more loose. Almost a constant situation. I've tried a colon cleanse diet - but it does not alleviate the bloating. Burping /belching, flatulence. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow the suggestions.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

As per query most likely you are having dyspepsia characterized by Abdominal bloating.

It usually gives you a sense of fullness in your stomach and can cause your abdomen to appear larger and swollen up.

Most likely due to diabetes, your nerves in the stomach and intestines are a week (gastroparesis mild) hence food stagnates and bloats.

When food stagnates in intestines its acted upon by a number of toxic bacteria releasing lots of gases which causes belching bloating and flatulence.

Few suggestions-

* Don't exceed fibres more than 25 gram per day.

* Take light easily digestible vegetarian food.

* Take Omeprazole twice daily for 2 weeks.

* This is an antibiotic and to be taken after consultation with a doctor.

* Take a probiotic like VSL#3 twice daily.

All are over the counter.

* Avoid meat and eggs.

* Avoid cabbage broccoli etc.

Follow up after a week.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Ramesh Kumar
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