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Bloating and copd

  • By bassman

    Seems like the past few months my abdomen has been like a balloon. Don’t matter what I eat or how much, my stomach looks like I am pregnant and I am a man. Dr says to exercise to lose weight, need info on this side effect of copd. Take simmethicone and it helps soom. If I eat small meals and drink plenty of water I don’t feel as bloated also. Hope this helps y’all who are bloated and know you’re not alone.

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Thanks for sharing your experience with stomach bloating, Bassman. In fact, many of our community members have expressed similar sentiments and experiences when it comes to this topic.
    We have a couple of very good articles related to bloating and COPD that I thought you might find helpful to read:
    Here is part 1: https://copd.net/living/bloating-part-1/
    And here is part 2: https://copd.net/living/bloating-part-2/

    Please feel free to access our website as often and for as long as you like.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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  • By Sharin

    This is so hard bloating is so in comfortable

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    • By Jenn Patel

      Hi Sharin – you’re right, it’s SO uncomfortable! I’m so sorry you’re going through this. In addition to feedback you may get from other members of the community, I thought you might be interested in this post on the topic, as it contains some ideas for relief: https://copd.net/living/bloating-why-what-to-do/. I really hope this helps. Best, Jenn (COPD.net Team)

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  • By Anonymous

    I get bloating really bad. I didn’t know if it was from copd or if I had something else going on. I read other people get it so I guess I am following suit

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    • By Anonymous

      I am suppose to be getting set up for colonoscopy. I like to know for sure. stomach has cause alot of problems last 2 days.

      good night to all

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    • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

      Hi Earlene – it’s good to hear that you’re scheduled for a colonoscopy. You’ll probably feel better once you’ve completed it and speak with your physician. Good luck and keep us posted!
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator)

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Earlene, and we hear you! As you said, others who have COPD have expressed familiarity and experience with bloating, so you are not alone. Remember though, that not everyone has identical symptoms, as people are affected by COPD differently.
    In view of your concerns with bloating, I thought you might find it helpful to look over this material on that very topic: https://copd.net/living/bloating-why-what-to-do/.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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