Chronic Abdominal Bloating and Pain

Posted by geb @gloriaeb, Aug 17, 2015

I am a relatively healthy person with a problem “bloated belly”. My belly gets bigger as the day goes on; doesn’t matter if I eat, drink only water, my belly still gets more bloated. The bloat continues up the abdomen into the midriff area…I have to loosen bra or put on a bigger one. This happens everyday. Pretty good in the morning.

Another similar option is eating low FODMAP foods. A study by researchers at Monash University in Australia has defined and listed problem foods for those with IBS symptoms. Kate Scarlata is a great source. Look her up on FB, Pinterest, Google. I have become completely intolerant of garlic and raw onion and found this elimination diet, food diary and re-introduction of foods to be very helpful. Most Registered nutritionists can help you follow the plan.

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@keysgull

Another similar option is eating low FODMAP foods. A study by researchers at Monash University in Australia has defined and listed problem foods for those with IBS symptoms. Kate Scarlata is a great source. Look her up on FB, Pinterest, Google. I have become completely intolerant of garlic and raw onion and found this elimination diet, food diary and re-introduction of foods to be very helpful. Most Registered nutritionists can help you follow the plan.

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Hi @keysgull. Welcome back to Connect. I noticed you posted earlier in July and came back yesterday. Thanks for engaging in our community! I’d love to know a little more about you. What brought you to Connect? I noticed you posted a few times in the digestive health groups. Besides the garlic and raw onion intolerance (two of my personal favorite, so i’m sure that’s hard!) do you suffer from any other digestive health issues? IBS? @agr205 recently posted about the FODMAP diet and I was so fascinated… i’d never heard of that!

We’re happy to have you here!

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@keysgull

Another similar option is eating low FODMAP foods. A study by researchers at Monash University in Australia has defined and listed problem foods for those with IBS symptoms. Kate Scarlata is a great source. Look her up on FB, Pinterest, Google. I have become completely intolerant of garlic and raw onion and found this elimination diet, food diary and re-introduction of foods to be very helpful. Most Registered nutritionists can help you follow the plan.

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What about cyclical edema? Also, what about ingesting too much sodium? It is a devilish problem. Has anyone had endocrine testing to see if it is handing fluids properly? Hope this helps some!

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@keysgull

Another similar option is eating low FODMAP foods. A study by researchers at Monash University in Australia has defined and listed problem foods for those with IBS symptoms. Kate Scarlata is a great source. Look her up on FB, Pinterest, Google. I have become completely intolerant of garlic and raw onion and found this elimination diet, food diary and re-introduction of foods to be very helpful. Most Registered nutritionists can help you follow the plan.

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I will look into the FODMAP an give it a try. Right now I eat no bread, nothing with soy in it, no peanut products, sugar or diary so I am familiar with restriction. Thanks for your response.

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@tredways

What about cyclical edema? Also, what about ingesting too much sodium? It is a devilish problem. Has anyone had endocrine testing to see if it is handing fluids properly? Hope this helps some!

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Interesting, myself I do not use salt or eat processed food but I will research cylclical edema. That has not come up in any of my research. Thanks

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I use tumeric aka cucumin with biperene to keep my be stomach flat you can get it in Rite aid cvs amazon its traditonal chinese medicine anti imflamatory used over 300 years and most used holistic med used in china today I take 500 to 1000 mg a day! Watch your salt intake also probiotics found in youurt but you get more in pill form we have good and bad bacteria in our guts maybe you have over abudance of bad when I have sugar or carbs in diet I bloat but I have an auto immune disease? Tumeric is related to ginger and bioperine is black pepper aids in absorbtion I would go for probiotic pills as flavored yogurt is loaded with sugar ? I dont know how long you can take probiotics for there is a delicate ballance of good and bad bacteria in our guts maybe a month? You can take tumeric for ever good luck I know the feeling its called asites

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I had the same problem. It got so bad I had to buy tunic tops. I also had shortness of breath. One day I passed out and at the hospital they informed me that a chest e-ray showed that I had a very large hiatal hernia. My whole stomach traveled into my chest. My stomach was leaning on my lungs and was behind my heart. I had surgery which didn’t go well. I came home from the hospital with vomiting and severe diarrhea. It continued for months. I was told I have gastroparesis. It was caused during my surgery when the doctor cut a vagus nerve so I can’t digest food any more. I’ve lost 50 pounds so far. I have taken every medicine and tried every diet. My only suggestion is get a chest x-ray. You never know. I wish you good luck. Take care. Ann

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It sounds like “possible” asceitis caused by liver issues. I have cirrhosis and have had paracentis ( tapping or removal of excess liquid not being handled by my liver condition several times. First time almost 5 liters were removed in a matter of 40 minutes. Check with a GI or liver/kidney specialist.

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@luladavis

Greenery is my kale and spinach with maybe grapes watermelon, I choose apple juice, blended and drink.. Tryin to get my veggies&fruit in every day that way my stomach might be happy and shrink..my PlasticSurgeon said I need to lose the fat then he would cut the excess skin off…Really!!! Why not jus cut it all off now..I think I have tried it all and all I’m doing is just depriving my self from the delicious food my stomach still gonna win..since it looks at me and say “na na na na”lololololol its a shame.. Mostly I just stay at home and let it all hang out.. The others parts of my body I can deal with, just haven’t figured out whats up with this belly..anyway I wish u the best..Godbless gn

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I had these same problems. I found out I was having problems with gluten. My stomach as steadily started going away and I feel so much better.

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My experience with blooting is the type of food you consume. If I eat certain type of foods my blooting is at maximum. Bread, spaghetti, carbohydrates contributed but spicy or processed foods do it also. Plain and simple foods and vegetables don’t do it. You have to pay attention to what you are eating. Comfort food and fry foods are trouble. All my health problems can be directed to bread where I ate it for 70 years. I have my entire health back by avoiding any and all flour products. It is very hard but it keeps me without blooting and GERD or Crohn’s.

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Still…if you have severe bloating in entirr abdomen area, problems with diarrhea and/or constipation and ankle swelling…take the time to check with a top notch GI or Liver doctor. Especially if you are diabetic and have a fatty liver issue or consume alcohol. You don’t have to be a drinker if it is hereditary or genetic. My cirrhosis is NASH – which is non alcoholic Cirrhosis. God bless you.

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