Jump to content
Thai Visa Forum

Possible causes for stomach bloating and any recommendations


Recommended Posts

Been having bloating issues all of my life every now and again, i.e. certain foods trigger my stomach to bloat, not sure which ones.

 

Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) sounds like the obvious, however this time it's been close to two weeks and I look like I am going to give birth.

 

No problems going to the toilet regularly, just uncomfortable trying to fit into my shorts/trousers/underwear and putting shoes on.

 

I don't have any discomfort apart from that, however about a week ago, I woke up in the early hours of the morning with a sort of burning pain and couldn't go back to sleep for a couple of hours. Went to the chemist in the morning, discussed and they gave me some anti-biotics, after two days seemed to get better, but today, day 5 and last day on antibiotics, the bloating is back full on, albeit it didn't go away but wasn't so noticeable. Could it be the change in weather as crazy as that sounds as in the past when it rained, it seems as if the stomach bugs start to party sometimes and my stomach would bloat, crazy I know.

 

Looking at going to hospital tomorrow as I think it might be something else, don't know what, leaky gut, however would like to know what it actually is for once and for all so as to stay away from whatever triggers it, if that is at all possible.

 

I do have some reflux at the moment, and would just like to hear what others think as I read it could a number of things, e.g. a chronic or other serious condition ?.

 

Thanks for any constructive suggestions/recommendations. 

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 65
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

This isn't something that can be diagnosed over the internet   Too many possible causes   May not  be "bloating" as such. Could be ascites (fluid accumulation) which in turn can ha

Mate, go to the hospital and get yourself checked out thoroughly. 15 years ago I had very similar symptoms - the really uncomfortable bloating for no apparent reason for quite a long period of time (t

Posted Images

Me too, as I suffer from diverticulitis and colitis.  On the recommendation of my UK medico, I stared using Pepto Bismol and I find that it helps a lot.  Also look to your diet.  Google has some good advice on what to avoid.  

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

On YouTube Dr Sten Ekberg and Dr Eric Berg have good videos on this kind of thing, I've seen it mentioned in the Apple cider vinegar videos and helped people. Other vinegars available

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopefully not, but bloating over a period of of time could be a more serious issue.

Do get it checked out.

Edited by bkk6060
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

don't forego the checkup. If it proves do be somewhat benign your gut bacteria may be out of whack. When I had these symptoms I went for the kimchi (which I detest). It didn't take much (tablespoon a day for a couple of weeks) to feel normal again. Sauerkraut would work the same but I couldn't find it - has to be the kind they keep refrigerated, not the dead stuff on the shelf. I also now eat okra regularly which helps also (on advice from a doc).  

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

On YouTube Dr Sten Ekberg and Dr Eric Berg have good videos on this kind of thing, I've seen it mentioned in the Apple cider vinegar videos and helped people. Other vinegars available

 

I subscribe to Dr Berg and to be honest, the more I think about a video I saw a few weeks back of his saying we need more potassium, i.e. at least 7 cups of veggies a day, so I changed my diet to include steamed veggies and salads once twice a day, maybe the gut is having a problem breaking them down, because I know greens like Chinese broccoli or basil bloat me for a fact, also garlic and I know I am lactose intolerant, as for the apple vinegar, have tried that as well before.

 

It's all a hit and miss things, but have just instructed the boss to forgo any veggies including salads for a week to see how we go.

 

My biggest problem is I love foods, clean foods, and sauces, I am a mild beer drinker as well.

 

I think I am going to have to just "focus" on what I put in my mouth over the next week and see how the bloating goes, if it persists, then go to the hospital for a thorough check up.

 

Thanks one and all on your contributions.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

Been having bloating issues all of my life every now and again, i.e. certain foods trigger my stomach to bloat, not sure which ones.

 

Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) sounds like the obvious, however this time it's been close to two weeks and I look like I am going to give birth.

 

No problems going to the toilet regularly, just uncomfortable trying to fit into my shorts/trousers/underwear and putting shoes on.

 

I don't have any discomfort apart from that, however about a week ago, I woke up in the early hours of the morning with a sort of burning pain and couldn't go back to sleep for a couple of hours. Went to the chemist in the morning, discussed and they gave me some anti-biotics, after two days seemed to get better, but today, day 5 and last day on antibiotics, the bloating is back full on, albeit it didn't go away but wasn't so noticeable. Could it be the change in weather as crazy as that sounds as in the past when it rained, it seems as if the stomach bugs start to party sometimes and my stomach would bloat, crazy I know.

 

Looking at going to hospital tomorrow as I think it might be something else, don't know what, leaky gut, however would like to know what it actually is for once and for all so as to stay away from whatever triggers it, if that is at all possible.

 

I do have some reflux at the moment, and would just like to hear what others think as I read it could a number of things, e.g. a chronic or other serious condition ?.

 

Thanks for any constructive suggestions/recommendations. 

Might not be the best place to seek medical advice? 🤔😱🤪

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I wouldn't want to speak ill of it, but when I read on the forums what some Internet users eat or drink, I tell myself that before trying to cure one's ailments, they should be avoided.
No need to stuff yourself with unhealthy food (cheap cheese, but made with powdered milk, flour, agar, food coloring etc ...)
of nitric acid vinaigrette, or mayonnaise, in a jar.
Homemade is excellent.
Palm oil or even olives at very, very low prices.
There is a lot of food you can eat, but quality, not quantity.
As for wine, what could be nicer to drink a glass of real vine wine with meals.
But not a flavored wine or a variety of fruits (or flowers).
Who tells you that your stomach will put up with hibiscus or blueberry.
Eating in normal amounts, sometimes with some excess, is even recommended for a happy life.
Now....

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

No alcohol for a while might help.

Also avoid fish and meat.

Make yourself Mathum tea and have a zip every morning and when you feel you need one.

Mathum iéa is made from Bael fruit. Works wonders.

Mathum tea: boil some for a couple of minutes.  Strain it and keep it in the fridge.

I do not add sugar.

Good luck.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, nickmondo said:

go to the doctor mate.

no point asking on here, you will get loads of opinions 

people will try to help, but you need to go to the doctor

very simple decision mate, just do it

 

I am going to leave it for a week as I like to self analyse first and then if things don't improve then go to the doctor. It does also help with others putting their input in.

 

The above said, I did notice that I increased and added broccoli and cauliflower into my diet of late, prior to that had chick peas, and slowly increased my beer intake over those two weeks, now all of the above will cause bloating.

 

Today I have taken magnesium supplements and am drinking ginger tea and had toast with jam and taking some air-x citrus tasting chewable tablets, all of which have helped. 

 

No one knows their body than those who are in it, doctors can look for symptoms, and prescribe something for what they might feel is the problem or might be lucky enough to find the problem straight away.

 

I have had this before, it's a trigger caused by food, garlic, onions, and certain things like broccoli, however I rarely think about it or try to pinpoint the cause and if I do I usually forget and cop it again down the track, same with the wife, she knows the triggers and also forgets and gives me what triggers my bloating, only problem this time it was prolonged because I added broccoli into my meals twice a day and didn't give it any thought, my bad and I suffered for it, suffice to say, I am now eliminating foods and drinks that are associated with bloating and will keep an eye on it, yes a gluten for punishment, and if things don't improve (which they have today), I will go to the hospital to see the Doctor and get a full working to solve it for once and for all. 

 

Generally speaking the bloating usually last 2-3 days, but this time with being busy and not focusing on what could have caused it and kept adding broccoli and cauliflower to my changed diet, f'd me harder than usually, i.e. 14 days 🙄😉 

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, scammed said:

its a clear correlation from overeating and beer drinking,

eat just 2 times a day and no beer and it is almost certain to go away, downside is life sucks in another way then,

but at least you know which poison you take

and why

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Sheryl said:

This isn't something that can be diagnosed over the internet

 

Too many possible causes

 

May not  be "bloating" as such. Could be ascites (fluid accumulation) which in turn can have many causes, all pretty serious

 

See a doctor

 

 

The OP says he has had bloating issues since he was a kid, he appears to have a chronic problem & definitely needs a thorough assessment. I highly doubt it's ascites but more likely GI or a metabolic disorder

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Switch to Lactose Free milk. Have in Tops, Villa, even 7-11's. 

 

Tastes just as good as regular whole milk.

 

Made a big difference for me.

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've suffered bloating all my life (until 5 years ago) didn't even know it was bloating, just thought it was normal.

5 years back I was recommended a 'blood type' diet.

I took it up (maybe stick to it 90%) and not looked back.

No bloating, better sleep, better wake ups in the morning, better overall health, even slightly reduced weight,  now stable at 75kg.

Some say it's <deleted>, some say it works, I say proof of the pudding it in the eating.

Give it a go, probably need to stick to it at least 80% for a few years, then compare with how you were previously, you won't ever know if you don't try.!

Probably helpful to give away alcohol, ciggies, snack/junk food and sugary soda pop.

Eat what your grandmother did, whole foods with little if any preprepared/packaged foods.

https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/blood-type-diet

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/the-blood-type-diet-review#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had this problem for a couple of years. Apparently it is congestive heart failure. Especially if you have swollen legs and ankles

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Sheryl said:

This isn't something that can be diagnosed over the internet

 

Too many possible causes

 

May not  be "bloating" as such. Could be ascites (fluid accumulation) which in turn can have many causes, all pretty serious

 

See a doctor

 

 

This illustrates the importance of GP's with private clinics as they exist in the cities, towns and even villages of most of the EU member states...Here in Thailand the only solution for foreigners seems to go a a hospital where the patient is directly referred to a specialist and then becomes only a number.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, millymoopoo said:

I've suffered bloating all my life (until 5 years ago) didn't even know it was bloating, just thought it was normal.

5 years back I was recommended a 'blood type' diet.

I took it up (maybe stick to it 90%) and not looked back.

No bloating, better sleep, better wake ups in the morning, better overall health, even slightly reduced weight,  now stable at 75kg.

Some say it's <deleted>, some say it works, I say proof of the pudding it in the eating.

Give it a go, probably need to stick to it at least 80% for a few years, then compare with how you were previously, you won't ever know if you don't try.!

Probably helpful to give away alcohol, ciggies, snack/junk food and sugary soda pop.

Eat what your grandmother did, whole foods with little if any preprepared/packaged foods.

https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/blood-type-diet

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/the-blood-type-diet-review#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

 

 

Interesting, but as a person with blood type A, I know the foods recommended in the article would bloat me, like legumes & beans.

 

I don't smoke, and eat clean, very conscious as to what goes in, too conscious for that matter, mostly proteins, mainly omega 3 fish, chicken and meat every now and again, veggies, salads, no sodas of any kind, half a dozen small beers a week, nuts, fruits. I think once one steps out of the usual diet and adds something into the mix that has been working, there in lay the truth in the pudding, so I in the elimination process as of today, coffee out, ginger tea in, broccoli and cauliflower out, chick peas out, beer out for a week of more if it hasn't changed things.

 

So far today it's been a fast till 9.30am except for a ginger tea, then a jam sandwich, followed by another ginger tea, and a magnesium tablet. Lunch was grilled chicken breast on two pieces of bread, and a ginger tea after, so far so good, tonight will be grilled fish and a ginger tea.

 

The discomfort has subsided as has the bloating, a few noises in the tummy here and there every now and again, but the air-x chewable citrus tablets seem to stop that.

 

Will definitely stay away from stuff that I don't usually eat because it can turn out just as bad as a bad women after the even 🙂

  

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

 

Interesting, but as a person with blood type A, I know the foods recommended in the article would bloat me, like legumes & beans.

 

I don't smoke, and eat clean, very conscious as to what goes in, too conscious for that matter, mostly proteins, mainly omega 3 fish, chicken and meat every now and again, veggies, salads, no sodas of any kind, half a dozen small beers a week, nuts, fruits. I think once one steps out of the usual diet and adds something into the mix that has been working, there in lay the truth in the pudding, so I in the elimination process as of today, coffee out, ginger tea in, broccoli and cauliflower out, chick peas out, beer out for a week of more if it hasn't changed things.

 

So far today it's been a fast till 9.30am except for a ginger tea, then a jam sandwich, followed by another ginger tea, and a magnesium tablet. Lunch was grilled chicken breast on two pieces of bread, and a ginger tea after, so far so good, tonight will be grilled fish and a ginger tea.

 

The discomfort has subsided as has the bloating, a few noises in the tummy here and there every now and again, but the air-x chewable citrus tablets seem to stop that.

 

Will definitely stay away from stuff that I don't usually eat because it can turn out just as bad as a bad women after the even 🙂

  

Sounds a good plan. It's always tricky trying to pinpoint the cause, I know when I had gastritis, many things were making it worse, once it improves a lot of those things are fine. So once feeling better, try new things one at a time and see the reaction 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...