I have had a j pouch since I was 13 and I am now 24. Every time I eat I normally eat a good amount and I get pretty bloated. I always have. Does anyone else get pretty bloated after eating?
What do you mean by bloated? I sometimes feel very gassy after eating especially if I eat a lot of something that makes me gassy. I would describe that as bloated, I can control this by not eating foods that case this which I found going through the low fodmap diet. This might be a good idea to look into. Good luck
Try taking Beano tablets before eating any foods that might cause gas or bloating. I take 3 tablets before eating any vegetables, whole grains, psyllium, etc. It helps keep the bloating at levels I can handle. Before doing this I would blow up like a balloon a few hours after eating and feel absolutely miserable.
Hope this helps.
Yeah it’s gotta be gas or just the amounts I eat. I just try to stay away from nuts and popcorn as those are hard to digest. Just got visbiome in the mail yesterday. My pouch loves oatmeal though.
It could be the amount and the type of carbohydrates you are eating. Simple carbohydrates are pasta, white rice, boxed cereals, bread, bagels (bagels are especially dense and so they are pure, simple carbohydrate). These are all simple carbs that have little to no fiber so these foods break down quickly in your stomach, turn into sugar, and can cause lots of gas as they ferment in your stomach. When I eat too much pasta, it can cause lots of gas and bloating, unless there are lots of vegetables in the pasta dish. The veg (fiber) help move the food out.
Fresh fruit, which is a complex carbohydrate because fruit contains fibre, might be better for you, along with other solid foods that are considered to be complex carbohydrates. Complex carb foods with fiber take longer to break down in your stomach so it might relieve the bloating (and hunger). Google "simple carb foods" and "complex carb foods" to see if any of them are part of your diet. You'll be able to figure out quickly if your bloating or gas is caused by certain foods so that you can avoid them, or include more of those that are complex carbs. Start changing your foods slowly so you'll know what is working, or not.
My bloating and gas is mainly caused by onions especially row. It took me 19 years to work this out!!! Pity because it is something I loved, I experimented cutting them out of my diet and the bloating almost disappeared as soon as I use a little the gas returns.. Now that I have a stricture I do have to be careful with eating cooked carrots as they don’t pass easily and cause a lot of gas and discomfort.
good idea to try to eliminate something and see what happens.
all the best