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Constipation: Treatments & Complications

Most people who are mildly constipated do not need laxatives. However, for those who have made diet and lifestyle changes and are still onstipated, they can take laxatives for a limited period. A doctor should determine when a patient needs a laxative and which form is best.  Different laxative groups are: • Bulk-forming laxatives generally are considered the safest but can  interfere with absorption of some medicines. These laxatives are to be taken with water. They absorb water and make the... 

Belching: medications & diagnosis

Medications •  Simethicone. It is used for belching. It is available either alone or as a component of many antacids. It works by combining together the gas bubbles so they are more easily burped away. •  Activated charcoal. It is used for lower intestinal gas products. It can result in black stools and constipation. •  Lactase. There are a number of products in the market designed to aid in lactose digestion. Lactase is available in pill and liquid form. It is either added to dairy products... 

Belching Diagnosis Treatment

Belching related problems Occasional burping after eating or drinking soda is normal. If belching is a chronic problem, or if there are signs of upper abdominal pain, an examination of the oesophagus, stomach and upper small intestine may be required. • Heartburn (reflux) gastritis or stomach ulcers should be considered in those persons who have chronic belching. • Meganblase syndrome. This syndrome is a result of chronic belching which leads to the formation of large gas bubbles in the stomach....