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my husband gags when at the dentist and recently can gag and

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my husband gags when at the dentist and recently can gag and throw up if something ( like a peanut flake) catches the throat he may need a referral to a consultant but who?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-
long he has such problem?
Has he tried any medications?
Does he have any problem with bowel movements?
Excess formation of gas in abdomen?
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the problem is ongoing years but recently has become worse - i.e. happening more frequently.

he has not tried any meds

no problem with bowel movements

yes gas & frequent farting

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.
Well, Such symptoms can come due to increase swallowing of gas during drinking and increase production of gas in colon from undigested food.
He should avoid foods which are causing increase in gas production, He should not eat/drink too fast, chew the food properly, increase water intake, avoid smoking, cut down fat intake, and increase his daily mobility.
He should avoid these foods-
beans, peas, lentils, cabbage, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, bananas, raisins, whole-wheat bread, salads and carbonated drinks.
He can try OTC simethicone to reduce such symptoms. This would be helpful.
Lifestyle habits such as meal timings, regular sleep timings and most importantly regular bowel movements are also important. Some amount of physical activity is essential efficient functioning of his digestive system.
Probiotics may also be useful in treating flatulence.
He should get engaged in aerobic exercise and stress-management techniques like deep breathing and yoga.
It is advised that he should eat six small meals a day rather than three large ones. Smaller meals are easier to digest and may produce less gas.
Take Syp. Pepto-Bismol 2tsf thrice a day after meals. Take Zantac 150mg twice a day.
A healthy diet is very necessary to be free from such symptoms.
He should get your diet planned from dietitian.
He should follow above said, lifestyle and dietary modifications.
He need to see a Gastroenterologist checkup and medications.
Good luck and take care.
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