Gastroenterology/severe distension


I am a 56 year old guy. Good health, but I have always had digestive issues characterised by bloating, particularly after eating red meats and simple carbohydrates including alcohol. This summer, after a weekend of overindulging in junk food and beer, my belly became extremely bloated and painfull. I looked like I had gone from six months pregnant (beer belly) to 9 months in hours!
After months of avoiding the offending foods, exercising, and taking supplements (ginger, chamomile, acidophilus) it has only receded a bit, and it still feels a bit sore, but generally somewhat improved.
Should I continue on and hope it slowly gets better, or is there another therapy I could try? Thanks so much!

Hi Barry

I think you are in the right direction with the better diet, exercising, and taking supplements.
“Should I continue on and hope it slowly gets better?” My answer is “You must.”

I presume that you have a few issues with health.

Bloating is symptom of indigestion. If the food is not digested properly, it collects in the intestine. This food is fermented by bacteria and yeast with producing a lot of gas and toxic substances. Bloating is sign of the weak function of the pancreas.

Next, bad eating habits leads to reducing the good bacteria in the intestines and dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrowth and small intestine bacterial overgrowth-SIBO).

Third, beer and alcohol are not the friends of the gastrointestinal tract especially pancreas and liver.
Fatty liver and fatty pancreas cause “beer belly” and lead to reducing their functions. If you want to know more about, read my EBook “Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You”, part 1 and 2. Pancreas is core of proper digestion. Go to functional disorders. Healthy diet is vital.

I do not know the magic bullet for your condition and quick fix to reverse the problem. It needs the time, changing the lifestyle and eating habits. It requires your involvement. I believe that many things can be amended to better at 56 years.

If you agree that I can be helpful for you, fill up the Biotherapy’s Patient Questionnaire and we will talk by phone

You need changes. You cannot live like that.

I do phone consultations all over the globe. Have good health.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
(415) 409-3939


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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


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I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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