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From the history provided here, it seems that you have post-prandial stomach gurgling and bloating.
The normal peristaltic contractions of the intestines propel the mixture of food, water and air forward in the intestines, and this produces sounds termed borborygmi (in medical terms) and in layman terms stomach gurgling.
In some patients, stomach gurgling with bloating occur more frequently and sometimes cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and severe stomach cramps. This is due to a hypersensitive bowel, and could indicate a functional disorder similar to Irritable bowel syndrome.
Other issues that can cause such symptoms could be due to nervousness due to stress, anxiety, wrong dietary habits (eating fast, chewing less, gulping food with water) and intake of carbonated drinks.
The best way to prevent this condition is via dietary and lifestyle changes.
1. Eat slowly by chewing the foods properly. This reduces the amount of air ingested while eating & also facilitates carbohydrate digestion.
2. Pay attention to the kind of food you have been eating lately. This would help identify specific foods that cause symptoms and then cut down its consumption. Avoiding carbonated drinks and alcohol should be a priority.
3. In order to control anxiety and stress, an easy option would be to practice yoga and meditation techniques.
4. In addition to the above methods, Activated charcoal, probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for relieve bloating and intestinal gas.
Usually, dietary and lifestyle changes would help you to get rid of gas problems.
But, if the problem persists for a long time, you may consider to consult your physician for an examination and diagnostic tests for digestive and absorption disorders and also rule out functional disorders like Irritable bowel syndrome.
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