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I have liver disease and miss eating beans. (canned) is it

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Hi, I have liver disease and miss eating beans. (canned) is it safe for me to take Beano
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Customer: I do not score high enough for a transplant, am in process of finding live donor. I have emesis from time to time but due to the enlargement of both my liver and spleen, it's become difficult to do perform. I need to know what's safe for me to eat that will not cause me gas or bloat.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Yes Beano is safe to take even in liver disease.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Google said it wasn't. On several sources. Also, you did not address the other question I asked. I think this is a great idea, but it'd like to know if this is even real.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Using Beano at recommended dosage daily will not usually cause liver problem --it is very rare side effect -ultimately it is just an enzyme nothing else.

To prevent bloating, you will need to follow a low FODMAP diet.

Please go to this link for detailed information:
http://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet.pdf

Best wishes