Let me start this week's blog by admitting that I love pork - pork chops, pork roast, pork spare ribs, you name it if it's pork I like it. And since I haven't been able to eat beef (without big, bad repercussions) for nearly 10 years, pork helps to put some variety in my mainly chicken and fish diet. But, for the past few months I've been noticing that when I eat pork I tend to feel very bloated and gassy within an hour of eating it. Bloating and gas have never been problem symptoms for me with my IBD , so when this started I was surprised and confounded.
At first, I didn't connect my physical feelings with the pork. For a couple of months I played around with the other things I was eating like pasta, potatoes, wheat, nuts, and lentils. I even went so far as to cut-out from my diet all wheat products for a couple of weeks.
These measures seemed to help, a bit. If anything it made me realize that I was eating too many flour-based products in a 24-hour period. But some nigh...
Bloating is the feeling of a full, swollen belly area, usually due to gas in the intestines. Some women have bloating before or during their period (menstrual cycle).
See also: Abdominal bloating
Menstrual periods and bloating
If you have bloating associated with your menstrual cycle, exercise to sweat out excess fluids and eat more high-fiber foods to help prevent constipation .
See also: PMS
Generic Name: SIMETHICONE - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-METH-i-cone) Gas-X Ultra-Strength Oral Uses
This product is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such
as belching, bloating, and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut.
Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut.
How To Use Gas-X Ultra-Strength Oral
Take this product by mouth, usually after meals and at
bedtime or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush
or chew the capsules. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are
uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or
If you are self-treating with simethicone, the usual
maximum amount for adults is 500 milligrams daily.
If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you
may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical
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