bloating and gas

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paindrain
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   Posted 6/17/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
anyone have any ideas as to how to go about relieving bloating and gas? i also have really bad cramping. i am using metamucil, which seemed to be working really well, but lately it's not been doing so much. any thoughts?

pb4
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep up with the metamucil, maybe increase the amount you're taking by a bit...do you take probiotics? If not then I strongly suggest those as well.

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paindrain
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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
probiotics don't seem to work for me. is there a particular kiind you recommend?

princesa
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   Posted 6/18/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
What you eat can also play a big role in gas and bloating. Some foods are naturally more likely to cause gas - beans, cruciferous veggies. Also, if you have an overgrowth of bad gut bugs, any foods high in carbs/sugars can cause gas. If you're lactose or fructose intolerant, consuming foods that contain either can cause gas. Best thing you can do is keep a food journal and track the foods that seem to be your personal offenders.
 
Taking digestive enzymes can help you more fully digest the foods you eat, so there's less undigested matter to feed the bad gut bacteria. I also agree that probiotics can help as they will rebalance the gut ecology. Custom Probiotics and Natren have worked well for me.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


paindrain
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   Posted 6/18/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
what sorts of digestive enzymes do you recommend?

pb4
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   Posted 6/18/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
paindrain said...
probiotics don't seem to work for me. is there a particular kiind you recommend?
 
I use one called Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way (found in most health food stores...it's important to take a good probiotic daily and indefinitely as we tend to have bad bacterial overgrowth, which can often add to the gas and bloating issues we tend to have.
 
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