Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopy located in the Upper West Side of New York City, NY
The swelling and discomfort you feel when dealing with gas and bloating are never comfortable no matter what time of day it occurs. Though the frequency and cause of gas and bloating vary, if you experience these symptoms regularly, it may be due to an underlying gastrointestinal condition. Board-certified gastroenterologist Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, with an office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, takes a holistic approach to care to find the root cause of your symptoms. To schedule your consultation, call the New York City office or book online today.
Gas and Bloating Q & A
What is gas and bloating?
Gas and bloating are common symptoms many people experience but don’t like to talk about. Though it’s normal to have gas in your digestive system, gas can get trapped or fail to move through, resulting in pain and swelling in your abdomen.
Burping and passing gas may alleviate your symptoms. However, if you suffer from chronic gas and bloating, you may have an underlying gastrointestinal condition that would benefit from further research and evaluation from Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC.
What causes gas and bloating?
You can develop gas and bloating from a number of causes. In acute cases of the discomfort, the cause may relate to your diet choices, types of medications you take, or stress.
Chronic gas and bloating may also be symptoms of an underlying health issue, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Food intolerances
Dr. Seecoomar offers advanced diagnostic testing to help find the root cause of your gas and bloating and develop the most effective treatment plan.
What happens during a gas and bloating consultation?
When you visit Dr. Seecoomar for a gas and bloating consultation, you can expect a compassionate and comprehensive evaluation.
Dr. Seecoomar understands that many patients have a difficult time discussing these symptoms. He spends the time needed to get to know you and develop a trusting patient-doctor relationship. This time helps you feel more comfortable sharing your health issues and concerns so that Dr. Seecoomar can provide the best possible care.
All he cares about is making you feel better, and the only way he can help you get to that point is by making you feel comfortable enough to openly discuss what bothers you most.
In addition to a comprehensive history and physical exam, Dr. Seecoomar may also recommend diagnostic testing such as an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, or sigmoidoscopy.
How is gas and bloating treated?
Treatment for your gas and bloating is individualized based on the severity and frequency of your symptoms and the underlying cause. Dr. Seecoomar works closely with you to develop the most comprehensive treatment plan, which may include:
- Diet modification
- Lifestyle modification
- Stress management
- Exercise program
- Disease-specific medication
- Fiber supplements
You can expect periodic follow-up appointments so Dr. Seecoomar can monitor your symptoms and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
To get relief from gas and bloating from a board-certified gastroenterologist who wants nothing more than to help you feel better, call Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, or book an appointment online today.