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Excessive intestinal flatulence. Tried probiotics, medicines. Previous endoscopy showed stomach erosion. Suggestions?

I experience excessive intestinal flatulence daily. I start the day with no gas and as the day progresses so does the gas. There is no pain with the gas and usually no odor. Certain foods such as nuts will produce an odor. I eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables but I am not a vegetarian and eat meats and fish and/or cheese 3 times a day. I have tried eliminating various foods and nothing seems to make a difference. This has been going on for about 6 years. I have tried courses of different probiotics and prilosec ... again not much difference. I associate this with about the time I had my first colonoscopy at age 61. An endoscopy showed stomach erosion and the recommendation was the Prilosec which I do not care to take on an extended basis.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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What you have is a simple gas problem - the cause may be hyper acidity, indigestion, excessive intake of gas forming diet. Endoscopy - stomach erosion - for which you are prescribed with probiotic and prilosec for hyper acidity.
Your gas problem has to be treated with a combined effort.
The Doctors part - Antacids, Antispasmodics, Anti flautulents - "Mainly Charcoal Tabs"
On your part Frequent bland diet, avoiding gas forming diets, fast foods, oil fried items. Take plenty of hygienic water and regular exercise.
Tension and stress free life
With this you will be alright
Best wishes
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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