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Stomach pressure


I've always struggled with weight . But over the last few months when wearing tight clothes or sitting (I'm a bus driver) I feel terrible pressure in my stomach pushing up to my troat . My gastrointestinal man has told me to get my weight down which is a given but has anyone suffered from this . It's driving me mad as it's very uncomfortable . Tnks

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Hi and welcome, Locker :)

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Hi and welcome, I have a hiatus hernia which causes reflux, tight clothes around the waist do cause pressure, yes definitely losing weight does help, I also avoid garlic, onions, pastry and large meals all of which make the symptoms worse.

I have tablets to control the reflux but have found I haven't been needing them, the healthy eating and weight loss are working, I hope it also works for you

Good luck

Kat xx

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Meant to say I also have a small sliding hernia..tnks

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Does the pressure feel like bloating?When I started my weight loss journey I had a lot of bloating and stomach pressure including sudden cramps. I was advised to try cutting out wheat and dairy, and in fact I found simplifying everything right down helped me identify some dietary triggers. It also made the weight loss process a lot more straight forward as by focusing on non-bloating foods, I found that many of these were also healthy options, low calorie/low carb etc. Also just drinking a lot of water reduced the bloating feeling, and lastly peppermint + fennel tea really helped. Hope that gives you some ideas :)

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