Posted by: Natalie | 2009/08/03


Hi there. I suffer from very bad trapped winds (flatulence?). Even though I burp quite a lot, it is sometimes very difficult and painful to fart. Sometimes it is so bad that I can hardly move, and its onset is sometimes so sudden. It can last from a few hours up till 2 or 3 days and is not brought on by foods like cabbage nor beans.

I know it is brought on if my navel area is open and do my best to wear clothes that cover my stomach. I have also cut out wearing clothes that are too tight and chewing of bubblegum.

I usually take Dutch Remedies for it with warm water and it works very well, most of the time.

What I would like to know is if there is perhaps other ' basic'  foods that I can cut out of my diet or could there be an underlying problem? Would seeing a gastro-enterologist perhaps help, and if yes, does my GP have to recommend one?

Thanks and regards,

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Dear Natalie
You may have irritable bowel syndrome, so it may be worth your while to see a gastro enterologist. It is best to ask your GP to give you a referral letter. Also try using Probiotics three times a day as well as Pankreoflat with each meal.
Dr Bets

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