My husband has been having issues with gas between ribs. its only when he eats certain kinds of food. What can be causing this and what is the best relief for him, especially when he is at work and cannot leave. Thank you
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replied March 1st, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The symptoms of pain in the epigastric region is indicative of gastritis, associated with eating of spicy high fat foods.

The best way to relieve the discomfort in such a situation is with antacids like Mylanta, or Gelusil MPS.

In case, you have distension of the abdomen (bloating), it may be relieved with activated charcoal supplements (Charcocaps, Charcoal), taken after meals.

But in addition, to them, you should make a effort to avoid the foods, which bring on the symptoms in the first place. If the above measures do not help, consulting a doctor for a proper examination and treatment will be very helpful.

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