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What could be the cause of inefficient digestion of food?

Hello , I have been dealing with stomach problems since I turned 18 so almost 3 years now. I get extremely bloated to the point where I look pregnant and have not had a regular bowel movement since then. My stomach also makes extremely loud noises to the point of embarrassment. No matter what it always seems like I cannot digest food properly.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

You may be suffering from acute gastritis or food intolerance or infection or irritable bowel syndrome or leaking gut syndrome.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.

Avoid spicy food and alcohol, l avoid smoking and caffeine drinks.

Use tablet pantoprazole. Avoid gluten and lactose contain food.

If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What could be the cause of inefficient digestion of food?

Hello, You may be suffering from acute gastritis or food intolerance or infection or irritable bowel syndrome or leaking gut syndrome. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid spicy food and alcohol, l avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Use tablet pantoprazole. Avoid gluten and lactose contain food. If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist