Abdominal Bloating And Pain
Poor digestion can cause abdominal bloating and pain, which may result in some patients avoiding eating to reduce the risk of experiencing these discomforts. To alleviate bloating and pain, patients should avoid raw vegetables and fruits. Instead, juice or cook them thoroughly. This can reduce fiber content, making it easier for the stomach to process them. Limiting dairy, fatty foods, and carbonated drinks are also beneficial. There are some medications doctors might suggest to reduce these symptoms, such as lactase supplements, alpha-galactosidase, and simethicone. Some patients may respond to activated charcoal, but this is generally a last-ditch effort since it has the potential to stain the inner mouth and cause absorption issues for other medications.
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