Abdominal Bloating, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Abdominal Bloating, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

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Overview

This book describes AbdominalThe stomach experiences fullness and tightness.
It may be uncomfortable or painful.
The stomach may really appear bigger.
It can cause the clothes fit tighter.
Bloating is a very frequent and subjective illness which can involve patients of all ages.
It can be linked with any of the causes of abdominal bloating but it is most often linked with irritable bowel syndrome.
Bloating can have a most important force both socially and psychologically.
It is not totally understood and often inadequately treated.
New diet restriction methods may be helpful
Causes:
Gas and air
Gas is the most frequent cause of bloating, particularly after eating.
Gas collects in the digesti Bloating, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Abdominal Bloating happens in the abdomen (stomach).
It happens when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is full of air or gas.
When the patient is bloated, the patient feels as if he or she has eaten a big meal and there is no room in the stomach.
ve tract when undigested food becomes broken down or when the patient swallows air.
Every person swallows air when they eat or drink.
But some people can gulp down more than others, particularly if they are:
1. Eating or drinking too fast
2. Chewing gum
3. Smoking
4. Wearing loose dentures
Burping and flatulence are 2 ways swallowed air exits the body.
Delayed emptying of the stomach (slow gas transport) besides gas accumulation can also cause distension and abdominal bloating.
Other causes of bloating may be because of medical disorders.
1. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
2. Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
3. Other functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs)
4. Heartburn
5. Food intolerance
6. Weight gain
7. Hormonal flux (especially for women)
8. Giardiasis (intestinal parasite infection)
9. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
10. Mental health factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, and more
11. Some medicines
These disorders cause factors that add to gas and bloating, such as:
1. Overgrowth or deficiency of bacteria within the GI tract
2. Gas accumulation
3. Altered gut motility
4. Impaired gas transit
5. Abnormal abdominal reflexes
6. Visceral hypersensitivity (feeling of bloating in small or even normal body changes)
7. Food and carbohydrate malabsorption
8. Constipation
Serious causes
1. Pathologic fluid collection in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer), liver disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure
2. Celiac disease or gluten intolerance
3. Pancreatic insufficiency, which is impaired digestion because the pancreas cannot produce enough digestive enzymes
4. Perforation of the GI tract with escape of gas, normal GI tract bacteria, and other contents into the abdominal cavity
Symptoms
Abdominal bloating happens when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is full with air or gas.
Most people portray bloating as feeling full, tight, or swollen in the abdomen.
The abdomen may also be swollen (distended), hard, and painful.
Bloating is often accompanied by:
1. Pain
2. Excessive gas (flatulence)
3. Frequent burping or belching
4. Abdominal rumbling or gurgles
Abdominal bloating can disrupt the ability to work and take part in social or recreational activities.
People who have abdominal bloating use more sick days, visit the doctor oftener, and take more medicines than other people.
Bloating is frequent among both adults and children.
Treatments to prevent or relieve bloating
Lifestyle changes - stop smoking, proper diet
Massages - sometimes help in mild cases
Medicines - charcoal, simethicone, antibiotics

TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction
Chapter 1 Abdominal Bloating
Chapter 2 Causes
Chapter 3 Symptoms
Chapter 4 Diagnosis
Chapter 5 Treatment
Chapter 6 Prognosis
Chapter 7 Abdominal Distension
Chapter 8 Infant Colic
Epilogue

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163255887
Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 172 KB

About the Author

Medical doctor since 1972. Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009. Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993. Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 65. However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. He first started writing free blogs on medical conditions seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com. His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiolographical account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.com. This autobiolographical account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com. From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 550 amazon kindle books and some into Smashwords.com eBooks. He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books. He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures. Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple. For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients. The later books go into more details of medical conditions. The first chapter of all my ebooks is always taken from my blog A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions which was started in 2007 as a simple educational help to my patients on my first blog http://kennethkee.blogspot.com. The medical condition was described simply and direct to the point. Because the simple guide as taken from the blog was described as too simple, I have increased the other chapters to include more detailed description of the illness, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. As a result there are the complaints by some readers of constant repetitions of the same contents but in detail and fairly up to date. He has published 550 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter. The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health conditions and not meant as textbooks. He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke. His clinic is now relocated to the Bouna Vista Community Centre. The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall. He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) starting with the Apple computer and going to PC. All the PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core. The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive. He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance. His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner. The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned. This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale. Dr Kee is the author of: "A Family Doctor's Tale" "Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine" "Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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