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i am 48 years old and have had a problem with bloating for quite awhile.

By November 2, 2011 - 7:09pm
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ive been put on water pills before and nothing seems to work. i drink plenty of water and that dosent help.. any suggestions..one morning to the next i can be 6 pounds heavier

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Hi Pauline,

Bloating may be related to:

Eating fatty foods. Fat delays stomach emptying and can increase the sensation of fullness
Stress or anxiety
A gastrointestinal infection, blockage or disease
Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition characterized by abdominal pain or cramping and changes in bowel function
Conditions such as celiac disease or lactose intolerance in which the intestines aren't able to digest and absorb certain components of food
To reduce bloating, it may help to avoid or reduce the amount of gas-producing foods you eat. Many carbohydrates cause gas, and the following items are common culprits:

Baked beans
Brussels sprouts
Carbonated drinks
Chewing gum
Fruits such as apples, peaches and pears
Hard candy

Hope this helps,


November 3, 2011 - 5:18am
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