I will get bad gas, and severe abdominal pains when I need to pass a stool. The stool is always different It could be hard to pass or very bad diarrhoea. Then sometimes I could be constipated. It varies so I really havent had proper bowl movements for a long time. The pains are very bad when I need to go to the toilet, I sweat and find it hard to breath. Also when I get my period I sometimes get bad bowl movements, don't know if this is all linked. I dont really have a bad diet I try and eat as much veg and fruit as I can.
The history given indicates, that your symptoms are due to indigestion.
Stomach or intestinal gas is a byproduct generated during the process of digestion. It is generally expelled from the body, either âthrough the mouth (called belching or burping) or through the rectum (flatulence or flatus). The flatus if smells bad, is due to âfermentation process of the colon contents, which generates sulphur gases, which produces that foul odor. â
The best way to prevent this condition is via dietary and lifestyle changes. â
â1. Eat slowly by chewing the foods properly. This reduces the amount of air ingested while eating & also facilitates carbohydrate âdigestion. â
Avoid foods which result in production of excess gas - like - White bread, pasta, pastries, cookies, onions, and asparagus, leeks, garlic, chicory roots and chicory âbased coffee substitutes, and Legumes (soy, beans, chickpeas, lentils), cabbage and brussel sprouts, etc.
â2. Pay attention to the kind of food you have been eating lately. This would help identify specific foods that cause bad stomach gas âand then cut down its consumption. â
â3. In addition to the above methods, Activated charcoal, probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements can be used for intestinal or âstomach gas relief. Activated charcoal tablets have the best effect in relieving your symptoms. â
But, if the problem persists for a long time, you may consider to consult your physician for an examination and diagnostic tests for âdigestive and absorption disorders. â
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