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Hello,<br>
My son recently started treatment for his enzyme deficiency, and it has caused massive bloating (enough to cause in inguinal hernia...). He also says his bloating hurts. Because it is a weekly treatment and because I like to avoid drugs if I can, I'm wondering if anyone has any natural ideas for getting rid of bloating.<br>
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Deb
 

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What is the treatment and what enzyme deficiency does he have?<br><br>
Bloating usually means you are not digesting your foods properly and is a sign of damage to intestinal wall (so that you do not produce adequate digestive enzymes to break down foods) and disruption in gut flora.
 

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The only thing that comes to mind is Goldenrod/Horsetail compound by Herb Pharm. It's a very gentle diuretic. The dose for a child is 1 drop per 4 pounds of body weight.<br><br>
Oh~ also maybe sea salt baths. 1 cup dissolved in a tubful of water.<br><br>
Sorry you both have to go through this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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an indian friend swore by an infusion of ajiwain (oregeno seeds - available in indian stores) for post-partum/operative bloating. worked beautifully so it might be worth a shot for your son. just boil a gallon of water with a couple tablespoon of seeds for 10 minutes and then let sit for an hour or so. drink this instead of water. the only problem is that it is on the bitter side.
 

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Thank you for your information and experience. Trey has Hunter Syndrome (MPS II) and he just began Enzyme Replacement Therapy for it. For more info and links, check out Trey's website: <a href="http://www.treypurcell.com" target="_blank">www.treypurcell.com</a>.
 
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