Are you overweight?
Do you have sleeping problems?
Late night work and eating?
Alcohol and smoking history?
Have you undergone colonoscopy so far?
Any other medical history?
Hello Dr. Kumar,
Yes, I am overweight. I am 5' 10" and weigh 253 lbs. I was, however, 261 lbs. before this incident occurred on (F). 06-07-13. For some reason, my appetite has decreased. I am also feeling fuller after two small meals per day. While the day meal is fine, the night meal is the one that gives me gas, bloating, discomfort, inability to burp or pass wind, and constipation. Due to my work, I have to spend late nights on projects for clients. Before this incident, I still only ate around 2 meals per day, but they were bigger meals and I always used to go to the bathroom for motion without problems. I drink a lot of water daily as well (almost 3-5 Ozarka bottles - 16.9 fl oz).
I quit smoking back in 2000-2001. I also recently gave up drinking (red wine, beer, vodka). I used to drink moderately, then started drinking almost everyday for the last 4-5 months. I have been under a lot of stress due to work and financial related issues. My mother is also recovering from Uterus cancer as well, and it has been incredibly hectic for me. I never had a colonoscopy done. I only had 2 endoscopies done (one last Thursday and one almost 8-9 years ago).
I've had no other medical issues.
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Firstly your symptoms are just caused due to improper diet and lifestyle.
And you need to take some dietary and lifestyle modifications which may include
Eat fibre rich diet and take metamucil on regular basis.
Also start probiotics.
Continue GAS X rather than frequent use of Milk of Magnesia.
Do regular exercises like walking,jogging,swimming etc 5 days a week.
You should do deep breathing exercises and meditation to relieve stress due to work and financial related issues.
You should also take short breaks of rest while doing work.
Bloating,constipation,flatulence can be associated with Irritable Bowel syndrome(IBS) which is a functional disorder.
Eat night time meals at 8 pm and avoid late night eating and work.
Take a walk for 10-20 minutes after night time meals.
I understand your current job profile and work and mother's health related stress.
However you need to keep yourself motivated as everyone has up's and down's in their life.
You should continue Xanax-antianxiety medications for a while.
And you should ask your doctor for other medications like H-2-receptor blockersProkinetics.
If your symptoms'll persist then consult your Gastroenterologist for further evaluation and management.
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Thanks Dr. Kumar. I will definitely take your advice and hopefully I will be back to normal again. Many thanks for all your hard work helping people like myself who are facing these health issues and ailments. Take care.
You are most welcome.
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