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Question: stomach burning...

 pur_0 - Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:20 am

Almost everyday i feel burning/pain and gas in my stomach after taking food. it is started since last 4 years. sometime i feel better after vomating.
now it's become sevre.
from few month back i start felling uneasyness, a bit pain in my heart.

can somebody advice me what to do.

thanks in advance...
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:58 pm

User avatar Dear pur_0,

Gas in the intestine is produced by the act of bacteria on the food while being digested. Gas is a very common cause of abdominal pain.
The common causes of excess gas are
Irritable bowel syndrome
Eating certain types of food that are not easily digested.
Eating certain types of food that are not tolerated by the GI (due to lack of certain digestive enzymes as in the case of lactose intolerance).
Oesophageal motility disorders

You probably experience a form of IBS.
IBS is one of the most common disorders that is seen in the clinic.
The disease is not due to inflammation in the wall of the GI and is believed to be due to autonomic dysfunction or hormonal imbalance, that can be easily controlled by simple changes in the lifestyle, diet.

Commonly people who have IBS complaint off
A bloated abdomen
Gaseous distension
Abdominal pain or colic
Either Diarrhea or Constipation or an alternating between both of them
Certain types of foods contain, chocolate, milk and alcohol might cause Constipation or Diarrhea
Stress increases the frequency and the severity of symptoms in almost all cases.
Super added infectious GI attack will worsen also the symptoms.
Although the diagnosis of IBIS is primarily made on complete history and physical examination, some tests may be recommended by some doctors to confirm the diagnosis.

Best regards,

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