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you have to find out why you have this
small bowel overgrowth
Liver, gallbladder or stomach and pancreas problems.
You have not mentioned any exam or diagnosis.
Exam is first, then testing.
If you have not had a clean colonoscopy in the last 10 years, this should be arranged.
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Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Viral infection and food intolerance are the most common causes of bloating.
Excessive gas formation causes this from undigested food particles.
You should consider following low fermentable sugar diet ( FODMAP diet) to reduce your symptoms.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.pdfPlease also include prebiotics like Inulin daily to keep your colon acidic which prevent gas producing bacteria.Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli, bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.Culturelle 30 Counts twice daily should be fine.Simethicone and activated charcoal can be taken before meals to reduce gas and bloating.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
We can not examine you, so we can not diagnose you, and we can not treat you.
The possibilities I mentioned are very real in many cases, and you need to see your doctor.
Do not try to self treat first.
Do that only in conjunction with your doctors advice.
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You should get tested for celiac disease.
Low FODMAP diet as I mentioned above should help.
Besides simethicone ( GasX) and activated charcoal, boiled anise seed and peppermint tea also may help with bloating.
Digestive enzyme supplement ( Puritan) also will help.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/