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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Gas bubble

    My GP thinks I have a gas bubble in the top corner of my stomach, causing pressure on my rib and left lung and resulting in shortness of breath. Tests have ruled out other possible causes. How would you treat this?
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    Gas is a normal part of the digestion process. However, if you have a lot of “gas”, and you are unable to expel it, you may feel bloating or discomfort. Gas can be exacerbated by overeating, eating too quickly, swallowing air while you eat/drink (ex: carbonated beverages), chewing gum, smoking, and eating certain foods. You may want to see a dietitian to help you find the foods that exacerbate your symptoms. If your symptoms are not improving, you should see your GP.

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