Gut swelling problems
Two years ago in July, I had an episode of colitis that lasted for about 5 days and after which I thought I had a full recovery. However, ever since last year around July again, I suddenly started having cramps and bloating around the large intestine which also led to an unexpected increase in weight. This problem has evolved to become a daily one and everyday I have bloating around intestinal regions and now at the stomach region as well, leaving my entire gut to feel sore and full of air. I find it hard to clear the gas in the gut although I do pass gas and burp more often than before. I can no longer eat spicy or dairy food as it causes my gut to cramp and swell really badly. I did a colonscopy and endoscopy but no findings were made. I have been taking probiotics daily and nexium but both doesn't seem to help anymore.
Doctor Answers (1) on Gut swelling problems
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.
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