sodas....for sure it's the sugar kind..have you read all the ingredients? I'm asking because most everyone I know only drinks the sugar-free kind. Soda would give me gas for sure...I drink them very very seldom...the carbonation will cause me gas..but I get much less if I stir out the bubbles and have lots of ice in it.
It wouldn't be UC...it would be sodas. Consider how much carbon (gas) is consumed, and yes.sugar or the artificial sweetener (which cannot be digested at all)....and if you drink it in a short period, where would all the gas go except out your mouth if it's still in the stomach or through the digestive tract. It's good that it doesn't cause you much pain/discomfort, however. Can't you find another alternative for soda's? How many do you consume in a day?
Damo wrote....."couldnt gas also result due to a lack of enzyme in the stomach or small intestine meaning that undigested food gets into the colon and the bacteria feed on it. So in essence the problem is elsewhere (other than the bowel) but you only experience symptoms in the bowel"
I agree...since digestion or the break-down of foods starts in the mouth and other parts of the tract. once it's in the colon, it's not broken down further because the colon isn't equipped with the enzymes to deal with foodstuff that should be broken down already. I'll have to find the info where I read that, bookmarked somewhere..lol!
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/9/2007 3:54:03 PM (GMT-6)