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What is the treatment for severe stomach bloating?

I m a 42 yr old female. I am experiancing extreme stomach bloating after eating and drinking. I am in good physical shape even at 5 ft 7 in and 182 lbs. I am a bodybuilder therefore the bulk of my weight is muscle not fat. I am on a strict diet 6 small meals a day and only drink water. Even with just drinking around 10 oz of water my stomach swells to the point that my ab muscles hurt and my skin pulls extremely tight. Bowl movements are regular. I have had my gallbladder removed 10 yrs ago and uterus removed 5 yrs ago. ???
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
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Hi,
Stomach bloating is caused mainly because of air swallowing known as erophagia.Other causes are irritable bowel syndrome,dyspepsia, constipation ,celiac disease,sprue,bowel obstruction etc
If you do regular exercises and still having abdominal bloating or distension then u should start some medication like proton pump inhibitors,avoid excess carbohydrates and fatty foods, avoid oily and spicy foods.
If you still have these problems then u should go to gastroenterologist to treat underlying cause.
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