Many of the acid reflux patients I work with don't simply deal with the basic heartburn symptoms. One symptom that is frequently mentioned is painful belly bloat. Not only is this bloat painful, but when you can't fit into your jeans it's downright annoying. Most of the reasons for belly bloat can be changed with some simple tweaks. Check out some of the tips below. Slow down while eating We are a fast-paced, fast-food society. If you are eating on the run, you are likely eating too fast. Quickly wolfing down some food may be good for productivity but not for your gut. Slow down, chew your food thoroughly and don't gulp, which causes you to swallow air, and you will improve your digestion. Reduce carbonated beverages Small amounts of carbonated beverages used sparingly can help you belch and relieve pressure from excess gas, but if you are downing more soda than water it could be having the opposite effect. Reduce the amount of carbona...
Many people with diabetes may also find that they have the additional issue of acid reflux. For some of these patients the reflux may be easily treated with dietary changes and PPI medications. Unfortunately there are some patients for which the standard treatment does not provide relief from the constant burning. The mechanisms for this hard to treat acid reflux are directly related to the diabetes. If diabetes has gone uncontrolled for a long period of time the resulting high blood sugars can cause nerve damage to many parts of the body including the vagus nerve that controls the stomach and intestines. When the vagus nerve is damaged or not working the muscles of the GI tract will not move food through efficiently and it will “back up” digestion and slow stomach emptying. This condition is called gastroparesis. Some of the additional symptoms of gastroparesis include: nausea, vomiting, feeling full quickly, bloating, weight loss, loss of appe...
Generic Name: BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE - ORAL Pronounced: (BIZ-muth SUB-sa-LIS-i-late) Stomach Relief Original Oral Interactions
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