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Distended abdomen, exercise regularly, good diet, no help. Advice?

As a 56 year old female, I have spent the last 6 years battling a chronic distended abdomen. I have had every test known to man and no one can pinpoint what is causing the constant swelling of my abdomen. My previous (retired) gastroenterologist diagnosed IBS , which I personally think is what they say when they don t know what the problem is. I eat very little and try to stick to fruits and veggies and lean meats. I eat small meals and avoid fried or fatty foods. I drink mostly water and either chamoille or peppermint tea to help with bloating and gas. I have recently been drinking protein shakes with fruit for 2 meals and eating one small meal. I try to walk regularly and do Zumba. I have to wear clothes two sizes too large to go around my waist . I am so tired of looking pregnant and being miserable. I told my allergist (who I went to for testing for food allergies ...of which I have none) that I was giving up after this summer. I have spent thousands of dollars and though different doctors have tried, I feel the medical profession has let me down. I teach school and during the summer my problem was, while not gone, better. I have been back in school now a week and and I came home today with a HUGE adomen. I am tired of crying every night with no solution. Any advice would be appreciated.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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thank you very much for asking query on health care magic
i really feel for your problem, 6 years suffering without any relief
i can suggest you some treatment which may be of some use to you
eat energy dense foods in less quantnty
take green coconut water regularly
take dimol 40mg tablets 3 times daily
avoid spicy foods, tea coffee and alcohol and smoking
take lactulose 15ml once in a week to keep your bowels clean
i hope this answer will serve your purpose
please take trouble to give me feed back
i shall be happy to answer any more queries regarding your problem
take care
dr mv subrahmanyam
Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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