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Old 09-04-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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Fortunately no one I know really knows who GalileoSmith is in real life, otherwise this thread would not appear. Anyway, I am nearing 70 years old and gas is becoming an ever greater problem. It is not so much a case of embarrassment as it is a case of discomfort and late night bloating and the accompanying loss of sleep. I have to watch it when combining food types any time during the day. For example, if I eat yogurt at noon and chili at 3:30 PM, for everyone's sake I might as well spend that evening in isolation. Same is true with orange juice at 11 AM and bean soup at 4 PM. I recently had fruit juice with a bean and cheese burrito and it felt like there was a civil war being fought in my lower gastrointestinal tract.

As a result of this problem I have begun to radically reducing fiber in my diet. No beans, no lettuce, no broccoli. I am reducing my intake of spicy food and limiting my dairy too. Is anyone else ever been in this boat and if so, is there a way to shore?
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I live alone and have no problem with this issue and I'm 81 and eat all the foods to keep me "going".

https://draxe.com/health/symptoms/flatulence/

Just had a nice beanie bowel of chili I made yesterday.

https://www.health.com/digestive-hea...rts-smell-bad?

I do take probiotics and have taken digestive enzymes but out of them now. No smells here.

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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Do you take regular medications for reflux like Prilosec, Nexium, or Protonix? Excessive gas can actually mean you do not have enough stomach acid and your body is not digesting food in a timely fashion. You might need to lower the dose if you are on a prescription dose or gradually taper off.

If that isn’t the case, the best thing to do is look at foods that are high in FODMAPs and try to avoid them. https://www.ibsdiets.org/wp-content/...DMAP-chart.pdf - here is a chart of foods that are high and low in FODMAPs. High FODMAP foods can be hard to digest. Beans are high FODMAP foods and will typically more difficult to digest. There is plenty of low FODMAP fiber you can eat that should not be as hard to digest.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA
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Do you eat anything that contains chicory or inulin? Either of those can cause excessive gas. Also any sweetener that ends with "tol". Mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, all of those can cause gas, bloating, cramps, or diarrhea. Same with saccharine. I can't even chew sugarless gum without having major digestive issues. I have to check the labels of EVERYTHING I eat or drink, incliding medications.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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You don't make gas, the bacteria in your bowels make gas. The more undigested/unabsorbed food that gets down to them, the more gas they make.


This may have become a problem for you if you have a change your digestive enzymes as you age (lactose intolerance is a classic, but there are others), if you've developed some sort of malabsorption/motility problem or even a mass slowing down the movement of things. Check it out first.


Other posters have named some foods & additives that can be problematic. You tell us which ones are causing the problem. Eliminate one at a time and see if you get better.


There was a pt who went to the doc and told him that he was worried about his condition: "I pass a lot of gas lately, but it doesn't smell...I rode the bus here and was passing gas and nobody complained. I rode the elevator us here and passed gas and nobody said anything. I've been passing gas while we're talking and you haven't mentioned it.....The doc wrote on a referral form, handed it to the pt and said, "I want you to see this specialist."..."Oh, a gastroenterologist?" asked the pt....."No. An ENT" answered the doc.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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Beano!!!


But NEVER eat the "beanie bowels" that someone mentioned above. They are full of germs and, I hear, some people say they wont take antibiotics for germs
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I would start taking a probiotic. Find the ones in the refrigerated case. Drink lots of water. Eliminate the foods you think are causing you problems. Make a food journal so you can keep notes.

Dairy may also be the culprit. Skip the fruit juice as well. Eat a piece of fruit instead.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Fortunately no one I know really knows who GalileoSmith is in real life, otherwise this thread would not appear. Anyway, I am nearing 70 years old and gas is becoming an ever greater problem. It is not so much a case of embarrassment as it is a case of discomfort and late night bloating and the accompanying loss of sleep. I have to watch it when combining food types any time during the day. For example, if I eat yogurt at noon and chili at 3:30 PM, for everyone's sake I might as well spend that evening in isolation. Same is true with orange juice at 11 AM and bean soup at 4 PM. I recently had fruit juice with a bean and cheese burrito and it felt like there was a civil war being fought in my lower gastrointestinal tract.

As a result of this problem I have begun to radically reducing fiber in my diet. No beans, no lettuce, no broccoli. I am reducing my intake of spicy food and limiting my dairy too. Is anyone else ever been in this boat and if so, is there a way to shore?
Hello! Maybe I am too late here but I decided to answer. Your 'gas problem' isn't 100% because of food. There is also really important your intestines and liver condition. Have you checked it?
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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As my 90 year old uncle always said, "where ever you may be, let your gas pass free!"
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Old Today, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Fortunately no one I know really knows who GalileoSmith is in real life, otherwise this thread would not appear. Anyway, I am nearing 70 years old and gas is becoming an ever greater problem. It is not so much a case of embarrassment as it is a case of discomfort and late night bloating and the accompanying loss of sleep. I have to watch it when combining food types any time during the day. For example, if I eat yogurt at noon and chili at 3:30 PM, for everyone's sake I might as well spend that evening in isolation. Same is true with orange juice at 11 AM and bean soup at 4 PM. I recently had fruit juice with a bean and cheese burrito and it felt like there was a civil war being fought in my lower gastrointestinal tract.

As a result of this problem I have begun to radically reducing fiber in my diet. No beans, no lettuce, no broccoli. I am reducing my intake of spicy food and limiting my dairy too. Is anyone else ever been in this boat and if so, is there a way to shore?
You could eliminate the suspected culprits one at a time rather than en masse to discover which ones are more problematic. I'd start with the beans, or dairy.

Fruit juice and beans sounds like a deadly combo for just about anyone.

Have you tried eating smaller portions or fewer meals from day to day? When having difficulty digesting, the less to work on the better.
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