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23 hours ago, intheheartoftheheart said:

chronic gastritis

Can you provide me with her symptoms as I have had bloating for the last few days, strange sounds coming from the stomach, gas both ends, it could be IBS ?

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Gastritis does not come and go that suddenly. Once the gastric lining is inflamed it takes time to heal. I wonder if she perhaps has low grade chronic gastritis to begin with and  it just worsens/beco

Filthy air can very much be related to stomach issues. 

Things that bring on gnawing for me (depending how sensitive my stomach is at that point): Chilli Coffee Beer Milk Chocolate Some crisps Tangerines Don't forget

Maybe she allergic Thailand ?😀

 

More seriously, probably allergic problems, try with Curcuma capsule you fond on many pharmacy when she have problems. Curcuma est powerful for this problem, but very carefully she not allergic with this also.

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If you're eating street food, you're eating extremely reused cooking oil. Vegetable oils have a low smoke point and are extremely inflammatory. Reused vegetable oils have multiples of the inflammatory byproducts that fresh oil does. Get off fried street foods for a bit and see how that goes. My 2 baht.

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On 11/12/2019 at 8:49 AM, scubascuba3 said:

I agree, I'm on Omeprazole, most likely gastritis and i think caused by Thailand. The trick is to get the inflammation down and then try to work out what food is causing it. Possible it's a type of bacteria found in the food here, i wondered whether its MSG here. When i eat falang food it seems ok

Chili, coffee, and alcohol must be eliminated or restricted in order for the inflammation to go away. This takes months or even years depending on the severity and length of time that one has had this condition. Omeprazole can relieve symptoms, but not take the inflammation away permanently. Antibiotics are useless. 

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On 11/12/2019 at 9:04 AM, intheheartoftheheart said:

It's the weirdest thing. We eat healthy everywhere. Have no stress. Lots of kimchi and fermented stuff. 

 

Two-five days into visiting Thailand, every time, she gets gastritis. Different cities. Different restaurants. Doesn't matter where or how much I spend. There's some weird bacterium that seems to be living within the Thai national boundaries that kills all the healthy bacteria in her stomach! 

It's not easy to avoid eating Thai food in Thailand, but I would severely limit it if I were you. When one is sensitive to it, even a casual meal of padthai can trigger the inflammation. Recently, I ate at Bolan, one of the most expensive restaurants in BKK. I could feel the irritation taking place right away and sure enough, it sent me into a spin for 2 weeks. You can't avoid the chili eating Thai. Not spicy doesn't mean no spice in Thai food. It's just unheard of. Many Thais suffer from gastric problems. You are not alone. 

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I agree with those putting forward MSG, I have stopped eating most of my wife's cooking now as I can't seem to get her to stop using the stuff.

 

Another possible culprit in Thai food is sugar in extreme amounts. As a diet controlled type 2 diabetic I have taken glucose readings before and after I eat many times to see what I tolerate and what I don't. The worst reading after a meal on my meter ever was 240, my morning fasting reading is around 100 which is not too bad. After a meal it should be about 140. This one portion of Pad Thai holds the record so far (closely followed by deep fried bananas in batter).

 

Also after 5 years of pretty much permanent diarrhea in Cambodia, I have now had 3 years of normality so i agree many things are country-dependant. We buy water from the osmosis machine and use it for everything other than washing the dishes and boiling eggs.

 

Hope you get to the bottom of it.

 

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On 11/12/2019 at 2:50 AM, eezergood said:

Thai food in general is acidic - plus most of us eat lots of fruit, also acidic....

 

Local beer is, virtually, all made with fermented rice so thats another trigger

Thailand has a high use of MSG which is banned in many countries, it is used liberally by Thai street Vendors.  

 

In addition you should be as a priority checked out for Helicobacter Pylori which is a common stomach irritation / infection eventually causing stomach ulcers and possible cancer, look it up!  Fortunately it can be easily cured in many cases by a course of specific antibiotics.

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/symptoms-causes/syc-20356171

 

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11 minutes ago, intheheartoftheheart said:

Thanks again everyone. The amount of sugar in everything here is insane. Worse than Malaysia, even. I do not understand how they are all so thin. 

Went out to eat today, as usual we give them the mai waan mai khem instruction, no sugar or salt.

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On 11/12/2019 at 1:49 AM, scubascuba3 said:

I agree, I'm on Omeprazole, most likely gastritis and i think caused by Thailand. The trick is to get the inflammation down and then try to work out what food is causing it. Possible it's a type of bacteria found in the food here, i wondered whether its MSG here. When i eat falang food it seems ok

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/symptoms-causes/syc-20356171

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On 11/12/2019 at 2:04 AM, intheheartoftheheart said:

It's the weirdest thing. We eat healthy everywhere. Have no stress. Lots of kimchi and fermented stuff. 

 

Two-five days into visiting Thailand, every time, she gets gastritis. Different cities. Different restaurants. Doesn't matter where or how much I spend. There's some weird bacterium that seems to be living within the Thai national boundaries that kills all the healthy bacteria in her stomach! 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/symptoms-causes/syc-20356171

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On 11/12/2019 at 11:09 AM, intheheartoftheheart said:

Maybe she is swallowing tap water when she brushes her teeth?

Since countless bacteria can exist on a pin head, if you suspect water, brush teeth without and rinse with bottle water or mouthwash.

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