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I am suffering from severe bloatedness on a daily basis. any treatment for this

I suffer from severe bloatedness on a daily basis some days are worse then others. I go to sleep bloated and wake up bloated. I have tightness lower abdomen which goes hand in hand with this swelling. I have been like this for the last 7 months or so and have been to the doctors and prescribed this that and the other and quite frankly I have no faith in them. Tried meds and natural herbs, acupuncture , manuka honey, etc etc etc and NOTHING HELPS. One thing I am grateful for is that I am in no pain just total discomfort and somehow have gained a lot in weight. This also affects my energy levels. The other worrying issue is that all this affects my neck - I have these lumps left side of my neck that seem to come and then disappear later on in the day when the bloatedness eases off a bit - not a nice feeling - my face also seems to swell as well so I guess it all goes hand in hand. I am 53 and weight is 80 kg. My weight has skyrocketed since I have been suffering with this bloatedness. I have been told its due to gas but I do not have flatulence. Real desperate for help. Thanks
Sun, 1 May 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
THE ONLY ANSWER FOR ALMOST ALL YOUR PROBLEMS IS EXERCISE. IT WILL REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT , RAISE YOUR ENERGY LEVEL BY RELEASING ENDORPHINE , AND WILL HELP TO IMPROVE MOTILITY OF YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM THEREBY REDUCING YOUR BLOATEDNESS. IN MORNING AEROBIC EXERCISE UNDER GUIDANCE OF PROFESSONALS AND IN EVENING WALKING FOR HALF AN HOUR IS ALL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR YOU.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
From your symptoms it requires following investigations,
Routine urine and blood check up,
Ultra sound of kidney,liver,intestine,prostate,
You have 80 kg wt,which is high so there may be fat collection in the abdomen may give rise to this sensation.
Swelling of face indicates some thing wrong in kidney.
We should rule out possibility of Cirrhosis of liver and enlarge prostate.
So by above mentioned tests we can some clue about your problem.
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