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abdomen..things going on inside, but the belly swelling is getting

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Another wife question. What causes distended abdomen? Got lots of things going on inside, but the belly swelling is getting worse. She has diabetes among other things. Did a upper GI that indicated some minor problems, but nothing that should cause the swelling.

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Welcome to JustAnswer Health...and thank you for your question. I am a verified Expert and am delighted to help you today.

Customer:

Ok, my wife has many health issue as previously documented on this site, but the stomach issues are getting bad.

CamilleRN :

She may have something called Irritable bowel syndrome( IBS) IBS is a term given to A FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDER THAT CAUSES ALTERNATING DIARRHEA AND CONSTIPATION, ABDOMINAL discomfort AND BLOATING. Try this, drink least 8 glasses of water per day. Purchase Bio- K ( available in the cold case of health food stores) , which is an excellent probiotic that will not only help with regularity but also improve your immune system, also purchase Benefiber..( Over the counter) and take it per package directions. This combined with Bio K will promote regular, productive, well formed, easy to pass stools and help eliminate abdominal bloating..



Here is a link to read about IBS to compare her symptoms:




http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs_ez/


Customer:

Ok, thanks we will look at the site you provided and get back to you.

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