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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes abdominal distention and shortness of breath?

I’m having stomach distention, limb swelling, shortness of breath, joint pain and a constant feeling that I’m full, but am hungry often. Tired and sleepy often too. General feeling like my stomach isn’t digesting my food. I’m on vacation where the altitude is high, and did over exert the first day here, but curious what is going on.
Tue, 22 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

For your indigestion problem and constipation rule out organic cause by USG abdomen scan.

If no organic cause present than it can be functional constipation for which Dulcolax tablet can be prescribed.

Psyllium husk with milk also relieve constipation.

Include fiber more diet
Fruits taken more
Avoid sedentary life style

Provide history of diarrhea, stress, abdominal pain and fever, etc.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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