Trapped Wind


trapped windAre You Looking For Treatment For Bloating or Trapped Wind?

Trapped wind and bloating seems to be a very common problem. There may be several reasons why bloating happens. At Harley Street IBS & Autoimmune Clinic, we work to diagnose the underlying problem and treat that instead of treating only the symptoms.

We see a growing number of patients reporting abdominal bloating and gas, who have been told that they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS and are given treatment only for their symptoms. There are several reasons why bloating and trapped wind occurs and these can be diagnosed through taking an in-depth case history and using non-invasive diagnostic medical tests.

At Harley Street IBS Clinic we find it’s more likely to result in a good clinical outcome if the patient is tested (non-invasively) to ascertain what the underlying issue is and also the extent of it. The patient can then be retested after the second stage of treatment to monitor progress and enable the treatment to be tailored according to the latest result. This approach usually works well.

Naturally, diet is an important part of recovery and helps to support the treatment. Dietary guidance also helps to achieve a good clinical outcome. This guidance also aids the digestive system to gradually start working properly again. After the digestive problems have been resolved and treatment has ended, patients are given adequate advice on how to maintain their digestive health in order to help prevent any relapse.

Many patients seen at Harley Street IBS Clinic have been searching for years to find an answer to why they bloat, have trapped wind and perhaps acid reflux, joint pain, foggy brain and low energy. They report feeling relieved, when they have their underlying problems explained.

We also diagnose any allergies associated with this condition.

References

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If you would like treatment for trapped wind

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