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Gastric Problems - How To Avert It?

Dr. Reema Kashiva 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Pune
Gastric Problems - How To Avert It?

Excessive gas can be defined as bloating, belching, flatulence and burping. It does not matter what you call it but what matters is how you treat it and get relieved from the embarrassing symptoms. 

Here are some ways in which you can avoid gastric problems:

-  Avoid eating foods that can cause gas or acidity. The vegetables which are known to cause acidity are Brussels, onions, garlic and broccoli; dairy products like cheese, milk, ice cream and whole grains can cause acidity. The reason is that these products have fiber, starch and sugar which cannot be digested easily thus causing pain in the intestines. Fruit which contain sorbitol and aerated drinks should also be avoided. Eat everything but in moderation.

-  Avoid drinking before meals as the stomach acids are lost and the food cannot be digested well. Water and liquids should be had half an hour after a meal for a better digestion.

- Food should be eaten slowly. Eating and drinking fast allows a lot of air to go in the stomach with the food. This in turn can cause a stomach pain.

- Over the counter drugs can be taken for immediate help in digestion. These medicines contain enzymes which aid in digestion. The enzyme works to dissolve the sugar that is found in many vegetable and fruit.

- Do not fill air in the stomach. Some habits like chewing gum, drinking from a straw, smoking causes the air to fill in the stomach, thereby, leading to gas.

- Artificial sweeteners such as Sorbitol should be avoided as these are difficult to digest and can easily lead to a feeling of bloating. 

However, all the pains might not be due to gas and could be a sign of something serious. These could be:

-  Lactose intolerance: This is the inability to digest milk and milk products. The sugar in the milk known as lactose and cannot be digested easily. 

-  Irritable bowel syndrome: People who suffer with pain in the lower abdomen constantly might be suffering from IBS.

-  Colon cancer: If the pain lasts too long then getting a screening done is a good idea to rule out if one is suffering from colon cancer or not.

-  Upper gastrointestinal disorders: If one gets belching occasionally then it is alright but a constant belching might be a sign of gastrointestinal disorder in the upper tract.

These could be gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastroparesis, or peptic ulcers.
 

Gastroparesis - Know Signs Of It!

Dr. Sanjoy Basu 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Gastroenterology, FRCP
Gastroenterologist, Kolkata
Gastroparesis - Know Signs Of It!

Gastroparesis is a condition when your stomach feels full and heavy even after it has been more than a couple of hours after a meal. Generally, it takes maximum 1 & ½ hours for the stomach to feel empty, but if the time taken for it is more, then this is a condition of gastroparesis. It means there is some change in your normal digestion process.

In this circumstance, the food in your stomach doesn’t digest easily and creates a lump. As a result, you have a hard time digesting your food. It also means the nerves connected to the stomach are not functioning well. There are a number of reasons for which you can get gastroparesis.

  1. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of making you feel fuller.
  2. Disorders in the nervous system, mainly Parkinson’s disease or cerebral attack can create this problem.
  3. Some medicines, especially antidepressants or anti-inflammatory in nature and certain painkillers can cause this problem.

Gastroparesis shows a number of symptoms:

  1. Occasional vomiting as you feel unnecessarily fuller. When you vomit, it gives out chunks of undigested food
  2. A feeling of nausea
  3. You feel full after you have eaten very little
  4. Bloating and pain in your abdomen
  5. There is an alteration in the blood sugar level
  6. You don’t feel like eating due to loss of appetite
  7. You lose considerable weight as you don’t eat much
  8. A possibility of suffering from malnutrition, again due to lack of appetite

How it can be treated?

When you identify the reason for gastroparesis, then treating it becomes easier. If diabetes or nerve disorder is creating the problem, leave it to your doctor to treat. For other causes like lack of appetite, there are some natural ways of treating it.

  1. Have frequent smaller meals. This way you don’t push yourself to eat much and at the same time, the body doesn’t lack nutrition and energy
  2. Avoid fibrous fruits
  3. Avoid high carbohydrate and high-fat foods, which takes time to digest
  4. Intake foods which you can swallow, like soups or stew. They are healthy and are also easy to digest

If the problem still persists, consult your doctor who may prescribe some medicines to stimulate the stomach muscles. They generally have no side-effects. There are some medicines which can control your vomiting and nausea. There are some surgical treatments for gastroparesis, where the doctors place a feeding tube in your small intestine. A gastric venting channel is another option, which helps you to get relief from excessive gas formation in your stomach, thus accelerating the process of digestion.

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I am hearing a rumbling sound in my stomach for the last couple of days and it occurs mostly during morning and evening what could be the cause.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (29270 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
It is due to rumbling of gas in the stomach. Sometimes it occurs in empty stomach or sometime after food due to bloating. I can help you in this matter with homoeopathic medicine without side effects. You can consult me through Lybrate.
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HI, Quetiapine tapper in 50 days I have gastronomic problems some nasal congestion and stomach pain how many days will be recovery.

Dr. Ambadi Kumar 94% (9173 ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
HI, Quetiapine tapper in 50 days I have gastronomic problems some nasal congestion and stomach pain how many days wil...
Recovery with complete change id diet and lifestyle which may not possible with your Dr. in CBE or India because it needs advice from a lifestyle and wellness trained physician like me otherwise you will land up with your earlier problem and again medication dependence so take a consult if you r serious about your health.
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HI, Which one of the following is a long tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach?

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 87% (5406 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
The mouth is the first digestive organ that food enters, and the saliva starts the digestion of the food. The esophagus is the long narrow tube that carries food from the oral cavity to the stomach. The stomach stores the food until the small intestine is empty.
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I had change in my bowel habits. It started with mucus every time while urinating and stools from last 6 months. After that Sometimes, I feel like loose motions and sometimes it is hard to pass stools with pain in lower abdomen. Took trifgol, Amal pitt, akik pishti and lavan Bhaskar but no result found. Please suggest.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68071 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Its dysentery. U need to do this Take home cooked, fresh light food. Take a lot of green vegetables Drink boiled water. Maintain active life style Curd is good for u. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods For details you can contact me.
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Gastroparesis - 8 Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

Dr. Gurwant Singh Lamba 88% (14 ratings)
DM, MD, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Gastroparesis - 8 Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

Gastroparesis is a condition when your stomach feels full and heavy even after it has been more than a couple of hours after meal. Generally, it takes maximum 1 & ½ hours for the stomach to feel empty, but if the time taken for it is more, then this is a condition of gastroparesis. It means there is some change in your normal digestion process.

In this circumstance, the food in your stomach doesn’t digest easily and creates a lump. As a result, you have hard time digesting your food. It also means the nerves connected to the stomach are not functioning well. There are a number of reasons for which you can get gastroparesis.

  1. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of making you feel fuller.
  2. Disorders in the nervous system, mainly Parkinson’s disease or cerebral attack can create this problem.
  3. Some medicines, especially antidepressants or anti-inflammatory in nature and certain painkillers can cause this problem.

Gastroparesis shows a number of symptoms:

  1. Occasional vomiting as you feel unnecessarily fuller. When you vomit, it gives out chunks of undigested food
  2. A feeling of nausea
  3. You feel full after you have eaten very little
  4. Bloating and pain in your abdomen
  5. There is alteration in the blood sugar level
  6. You don’t feel like eating due to loss of appetite
  7. You lose considerable weight as you don’t eat much
  8. A possibility of suffering from malnutrition, again due to lack of appetite

How it can be treated?
When you identify the reason for gastroparesis, then treating it becomes easier. If diabetes or nerve disorder is creating the problem, leave it to your doctor to treat. For other causes like lack of appetite, there are some natural ways of treating it.

  1. Have frequent smaller meals. This way you don’t push yourself to eat much and at the same time, the body doesn’t lack nutrition and energy
  2. Avoid fibrous fruits
  3. Avoid high carbohydrate and high fat foods, which takes time to digest
  4. Intake foods which you can swallow, like soups or stew. They are healthy and are also easy to digest

If the problem still persists, consult your doctor who may prescribe some medicines to stimulate the stomach muscles. They generally have no side-effects. There are some medicines which can control your vomiting and nausea. There are some surgical treatments for gastroparesis, where the doctors place a feeding tube in your small intestine. A gastric venting channel is another option, which helps you to get relief from excessive gas formation in your stomach, thus accelerating the process of digestion.

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Hi, Belching Is it bad? Does it depend on age? Is too much or continuously belching effect health?

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (6220 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - Belching can be due to acidity or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or any other gastrointestinal disorder - follow some dietary precautions: - chew your food well, have meals on time, do not skip meals, restrict fried, spicy & processed foods, take a walk for 5-10 min after meals - have plenty of oral fluids including 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion - take an antacid 25-20 min after meals - could be due to medication if you are taking any - avoid more than 1-2 cups of tea, coffee if you take more - do regular walking for proper digestion.
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HI, After drinking water I am getting sudden burping Even I drink small quantity of water then also I started burping please help me I am suffering this from more than a year.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (9057 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Wake up early and go for walking or jogging,,take amla juice and alovera juice in the morning,,take food in every 3-4 hrs interval,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment,,have to do usg whole abdomen
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I am suggering form Stomach gurgling throughout the day and stomach making noises. Suggest Home remedies or an ayurvedic medicine.

Dr. Jayprakash Balasheb Borase 87% (224 ratings)
BAMS , M.B.B.S, d y patil college and hospital nerul,
Ayurveda, Thane
I am suggering form Stomach gurgling throughout the day and stomach making noises. Suggest Home remedies or an ayurve...
Use himcocid syp. And tab gasex for 19 days if you have any questions or queries please contact me on this app or you can do private conversation on this app thanks.
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