I have no ear discharge. The last time i had blood taken was in July and it came back fine but the pains in my body feel worse. I do often feel bloated and get heartburn. I also get a lot of wind. I pass wind more than 15 times a day. I do feel anxious as a result of constant misdiagnosis from the GP's in my local doctors. I have had tests blood tests before and nothing has ever shown up but the problems are still there. I havent been in yet about the problem with my ear and throat.
The reasons for excessive wind / intestinal gas formation can be;
1) excessive air swallowing.
Anxious people swallow air when they are stressed or anxiety supervenes.
2) increased intraluminal (inside the intestine) production from mal absorbed (improperly absorbed) nutrients,
3) decreased gas absorption due to some pathological condition of intestines like diverticulitis
4) expansion of intestinal gas due to changes in atmospheric pressure
A solitary reason or combination can be responsible for the excessive gas.
Following may help you;
2) This may help;
a) Bismuth subsalicylate
b) Activated charcoal
c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.
d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates.
All are available without prescription.
Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.
3) Investigations by your physician;
a) Healthy people pass gas up to 15 times per day. If the frequency of passage of flatus is more than 20 times per day, gas chromatographic analysis of flatus collected via a rectal tube can differentiate air swallowing (which is nitrogen predominantly) from intestinal production of gas (which is hydrogen and carbon dioxide).
b) Colonic transit time.
Discontinue the following if you do them;
1) gum chewing,
3) drinking carbonated beverages, and
4) gulping food and liquids.
The gas formation and mild discomfort in your age would need to look for the following causes also;
1) Gallbladder disease (gallstones)
2) Irritable bowel syndrome
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Thanks for the information. I was hoping you might be able to help me more with the pains in my urinary tract and bladder as a result of ketamine abuse. Also i have been blowing what looks like small strips of skin or soft tissue out of my nose and coughing them up when i sniff hard to clear my nose.
1) Barium esophagography
2) Ambulatory 24-hour pharyngoesophageal pH monitoring
3) ENT specialist exam
Following measures are helpful:
1) Small 5-6 meals a day.
2) Last meal should be eaten 3 hours before lying down.
3) Avoid; fried or fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, coffee, carbonated beverages, citrus fruits or juices, tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, vinegar.
4) Eat slowly so air is not swallowed.
5) Lose weight if obese or overweight.
6) Elevate the head of the bed by 6 inches.
7) Avoid tight clothing.
8) Stop smoking, if you do.