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Suggest treatment for flatulence and abdominal bloating

For the last seven days I ve been experiencing gas and bloating without any breaks. At night I cant fall asleep because of the related minor cramps and discomfort. I take Pepto to alleviate the symptoms at night but the symptoms return the next day. What s going on?
Tue, 4 Apr 2017
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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.
d. Certain degree of bloating is normal but in case of excessive bloating it may be sign of food allergy, hatal hernia ,IBS or inflammatory bowel diseases. So you should do gastroenterologic work up but first try to change your dietary habits, it means: First you need to avoid food that makes you gassy such as bean, cabbage corn or asspragaus or firied food, eat smaller meals but more frequently, avoid spicy food, take menta tea, avoid alcohol and coffee, eat probiotics and milk products, boiled food and vegetables. Also, there are medications such as Flobian,Magnesium oxide or certain laxatives which may relieve such symptoms if there is associated opstipation.
I hope I have answered your query. Wish you good health.
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Suggest treatment for flatulence and abdominal bloating

Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. d. Certain degree of bloating is normal but in case of excessive bloating it may be sign of food allergy, hatal hernia ,IBS or inflammatory bowel diseases. So you should do gastroenterologic work up but first try to change your dietary habits, it means: First you need to avoid food that makes you gassy such as bean, cabbage corn or asspragaus or firied food, eat smaller meals but more frequently, avoid spicy food, take menta tea, avoid alcohol and coffee, eat probiotics and milk products, boiled food and vegetables. Also, there are medications such as Flobian,Magnesium oxide or certain laxatives which may relieve such symptoms if there is associated opstipation. I hope I have answered your query. Wish you good health.