How do you deal with stomach bloat?

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  1. David1611

    David1611 New Member

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    It's getting beyond annoying for me. My diet is very good, it's basically paleo. But I cannot stop stomach bloat. Today I started eating slowly and chewing my food for much longer which is what my doctor recommended. Will that fix it? Are there any other things I can do to stop this?
     
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    scump Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    first you say your diet is good, then you say is paleo... which is it?

    have you checked to see that you're not eating foods that result in excess fermentation/gas production. Google can rattle off a lot more than me but apples and broccoli spring to mind.

    what times do you get the bloat, post what meal. Peppermint (water or tea or extract) has been shown to reduce gastric bloat as well.
     
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    It's paleo. That's why I mentioned it being good, but I can see how that would be confusing. My fault.

    I don't eat broccoli but I do eat a couple of apples a day. My diet is exactly this. I have three to four whole eggs in the morning with an apple. For lunch and dinner I eat chicken breast with sweet potato. I have about 4 cups of tea with stevia and almond milk. I'll have a banana post workout with chicken breast. I use a table spoon of olive oil to cook the chicken breast in.

    Mate, the bloat is never ending. I think it's gotta be the fact that I swallow food like a duck. I've changed that today, hopefully it helps. I'll head down to the shops when they open and get some peppermint tea.
     
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    jweezy Former Craze Addict AGJ Supporter

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    You may be eating food you have an intolerance too

    You may not be drinking enough water

    You may need pre/probiotics

    You may need to choose easier to digest foods
     
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    Probiotics are something I've been wanting to look into. Do you know of any brands you can recommend?
     
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    jweezy Former Craze Addict AGJ Supporter

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    Tbh i usually just buy the most expensive one at the refrigerator at the health food store. Im sure there will be members here with recommendations beyond that.

    Adding saurkraut is an easy way too start.
     
  8. David1611

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    I'll try the ethical nutrients one, That seems to be the most popular. Thanks for the advice.
     
  9. Charlee

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    Start slowly. Probiotics wreak havoc on both me and my other half. I have stomach problems so bloat is a problem for me daily, nothing is wrong with his guts though.....until he takes probiotics.

    Nothing I do stops bloat entirely although certain foods cause me problems with it and make it worse (sweet potato happens to be one of them, as does avocado). It could just be something you're eating.

    Digestive enzymes are supposed to help but I find they cause me the same problems as probiotics. Your mileage may vary, some people love them.
     
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    Digestive Enzymes and lately prescribed Zoton Fast Tabs
     
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  11. David1611

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    I eat heaps of sweet potato. I think chewing my food slowly has helped. It could be something as simple as that for me.
     
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    I don't know if this matters, but I'm on primoteston 250. 1ml every 9 days.
     
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    PitBull JunkYard Dog

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    You've probably just typed your answer.
    The following undesirable side effects have been reported.

    Water retention and swelling (particularly from high dosed or long term use of PRIMOTESTON DEPOT)
    jaundice, increased number of red blood cells or abnormal liver function tests.

    These are some of the side effects, dig deeper. Remember any chemical is may change or alter your bodies dynamic pattern as everyone is different, you may need to ask in the steroid section on the side effects. It may work for some and not for others.

    Are you legit prescribed for this? Maybe you got a bad batch.
     
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    It's legit, I get primo prescribed by my endo. I've been watching Drs in America talk about putting their patients on an estrogen blocker while they're are on TRT. I'm gonna have a talk with my endo when I see him in a month. I don't know if they put TRT patients on anti estrogens in Australia, but I've noticed I get water retention very easily now, and my bloat could be related to that as well.

    I'm also getting really moody sometimes. I started about 6 months ago with the TRT and I felt great, but lately I've been getting moody and I have a feeling it's the estrogen build up.
     
  15. Wolter

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    I drink tea. And try to avoid any fizzy drinks and other stuff. useful link here http://blog.paleohacks.com/foods-that-cause-bloating
     
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    I second the probiotic. I use NOW Foods Probiotic 10, 25 Billion
     
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    Hey, I also can't deal with probiotics, they give me the symptoms they are meant to reduce.
    Each person's microbiome is really different, but I know if I ate that many eggs I'd be having serious cramps and bloat.
    Also apples are one of the foods to avoid if you have issues with FODMAP foods, which may be a possibility.
    This post hasn't been responded to for a while, so I'm interested to know how your attempts have been at relieving your belly!
     
  18. Prodon

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    Isnt paleo like heaps of fibre?
    I always always always find whatever diet i follow once into the thick of it i bloat just cuz i start reaching for the fibrous filing foods which for me personally makes me bloat.
    I also find i personally dont drink ENOUGH fluids which inturn can lead to water retention in itself.
    Like strange question but all beit valid. Hows ur regularity
     
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    frmo what I understand, Paleo has very little fibre as its mostly meat and fats, but little fruit and veg
     
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    Ah i see, good shout
     

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