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Belly Size and Problems

Hi..I have chronic stomach problems like constipation, gas problem, bloating, etc for years. I am vegetarian, non-smoker and non-drinker. I have been taking precautions for spicy and fatty foods for long time. My stomach is bloated more for more than 5-6 months. Since its bloated, I tried more control. Even I ignored my diets sometimes but no changes and my belly size comparatively increased. I don't know bloating/ increased size is because of my stomach problem or because of belly fats. I work in night-shift for 3yrs.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi..., Avoid problem foods. If certain foods make your signs and symptoms worse, don't eat them. These may include alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated beverages such as coffee and sodas, medications that contain caffeine, dairy products, and sugar-free sweeteners such as sorbitol or mannitol. If gas is a problem for you, foods that might make symptoms worse include beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Fatty foods also may be a problem for some people. Chewing gum or drinking through a straw can lead to swallowing air, causing more gas. Eat at regular times. Don't skip meals, and try to eat about the same time each day to help regulate bowel function. if you're constipated, eating larger amounts of high-fiber foods may help move food through your intestines.
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