(Closed) Constant bloating!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Kandykane:  I would look further into your diet.  Totally agree that cutting salt and alcohol can do wonders.  Do you eat close to bed time?  If you sleep with a full stomach that might contribute to waking up feeling that way.  If you have a lot of beans or other ‘bloaty’ foods, that might also contribute.  And not to be all Too Much Information here, but do you find that other digerstive issues are out of whack?  Could be a sign of IBS or something similar if connected to other not so pretty symptoms.  It’s definitely worth a chat with your doc.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Kandykane:  I would Continue with cutting out salt, and when you do use salt, try and stick to only sea salt. Do you eat a lot of carbs? I’d cut back on a lot of those as well if you do. How much water do you drink in a day? There are a lot of factors, and like a PP said IBS could be possible too. I know my cousin went through that. 

Sometimes when I’m having a really bad bloated day, I’ll take a midol to help take down the bloating. Not something I do every day, but for special occasions and such it helps me feel better. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Gluten! Try cutting that out… I know it sounds so trendy but I’ve been gluten free for almost 2 years and the bloat is gone! Also I don’t chew gum and watch my Splenda/ sugar free product intake since it’s all artificial sweetners. I use to load up on crystal light and sugar free gum and couldn’t figure out why my stomach was always hanging out with such few calories in there! Maltodextrin yuck. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Kandykane:  Try focusing mainly on protein and veggies, see how you feel with that. I’m not sure about meds for IBS, but my cousin cut out almost all dairy. She said it was hard but she feels so much better and doesn’t bloat. She suggested I do it to help lose weight as well. Push the water, it’ll help push out a lot of sodium. If you weigh 125, try to drink at least 63 oz of water a day. 

Also, do you drink pop or any carbonated/sugary drinks? That could be an issue too! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Before you give up gluten, investigate FODMAPs – for a lot of people with IBS symptoms, the problem is not simply gluten, but the number and combination of certain kinds of sugars and fibers you eat.  Work through an elimination diet, and you might find you can tolerate your bao no problem, but then have to go light on other FODMAPs during the rest of the day to prevent bloating.  Things like onions, garlic, apples, honey, etc. can all be culprits if eaten in combination.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

When I chew gum for a long time and when I drink soda I always get so bloated bc of the extra air I swallow. If you don’t really drink soda or chew gum and if you’ve reduced your sodium intake to no avail, you may really ask your doc about it. Is it just your tummy that gets bloaged or do you notice like swelling in your hands and feet?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Kandykane:  IBS sufferer here.  Diet can help quite a bit, but typically people with IBS need to take daily pills (I am prescribed 9 500 mg pills per day), in major cases it involves surgery and partial removal of the colon or other procedures.  I do not eat much dairy anymore…cheeses and yogurts are fine, but milk and ice cream are essentially out of the question unless I take Lactaid.  What sucks about IBS is that it never goes away.  I will have had Crohn’s Disease for 10 years as of January and I still have to take things day by day.  I still have really really bad days, and I just have to deal with them unfortunately.

However if your bloating is NOT accompanied by other symptoms — gas, diarrhea, stomach pain — I highly doubt it is IBS.  I bloat a lot, and often (as an example I have felt bloated probably 90% of the days in the past 6 weeks…NOT fun at all), but that is always accompanied by something else.

If you are having weird and irregular bathroom habits, I think it’s time to see a doctor.  On the regular you should “go” once per day…people like me who suffer from IBS sometimes are much higher than that.  Once per week is definitely NOT enough.  You need to get rid of waste more often than that.  Look also to increase your fiber intake.  Broccoli, beans, whole grains, even a fiber supplement.  Fiber helps to cure both “going” too often and “going” too infrequently.

Sorry if that was a Too Much Information post.  I’ve found my Crohn’s has made talking about bathroom habits a lot easier because I’ve learned not to care or try to “hide” it anymore.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Look into the bacteria H. pylori symptoms and see if it fits. I had it, and OMG it was miserable! I was burping all the time, looked four months pregnant, wasn’t regular, and get extremely full after eating just a few bites of food. I did a lot of research and came across H Pylori proloferation and everything fit (Since no foods triggered it.) 

 

i decided to treat it naturally with mastic gum capsules you can buy at Vitamin Shoppe, and within two weeks the bloat was gone. You can also get tested for it at the doctors (ask for the h pylori bacteria teats specifically though) and get antibiotics as well to kill it off. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

Kandykane:  I feel for you! I Get horribly bloated from any carb food. I have cut out pasta, rice, legumes, bread etc and it really helped me!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Kandykane:  I’m also lactose intolerant and noticed that any time I eat dairy this happens, so I barely eat it.  I also got super bloated from meat, soooo I’m a vegetarian now.  It’s amazing how much flatter my stomach is.  I would keep a food journal and write down everything you eat and any time you notice bloating.  If it’s everyday and you eat the same things everyday, mix up one thing at a time and see if you can find the trigger food(s).  Also adding fiber whole grains should help you become more regular.  I used to have a lot of the same issues as you, but don’t now that I’m eating mostly clean. 

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