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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2006
  • 04:47 PM

I have in the past few days had problems breathing, but it seems to happen when my stomach is full, gas, and bloated. I feel better sitting up. Also, I had my gall bladder removed a year ago, and if I am correct the doctor said there was a hernia in my stomach. Please help me to understand the discomfort that I feel!

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  • You've probably already noticed the problems that come along with the absence of a gall bladder and certain foods that you eat causing digestive discomforts. If you have a hiatal hernia, laying down allows some of your fullness and bloating to increase pressure up into the chest cavity through your esophagus. Also pressures against the vagus nerve in the abdominal cavity affect impulses to the heart and lung area causing symptoms like rapid heart beat, irregular heart beat, and weakness. This may also feel like difficulty breathing since the body demands more oxygen when it feels like the muscles are weak . . .Try to avoid fatty foods. Chew your food very well, eat slowly and in a comfortable setting, or wait till you can. Don't go to bed after eating a full meal (eat earlier and take a walk to stimulate your digestive system and work out any gas build up after eating.) Avoid too many varieties of food at one meal. Allow 4- 5 hours between eating ANYTHING to allow the food to digest before asking the system to start on a new batch.
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    • November 23, 2006
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