Bloating and hardening of stomach and craving for salt

My upper belly has been bloated and hard for about 2 weeks and then yesterday and today it has been both the upper and lower stomach that is bloated. Today I have been sick all day with diarrhea and I can’t seem to keep any food in my stomach. Another thing is all day today I have been craving salt, I cannot seem to get enough which means I am eating everything with salt on it or in it. I am not a big salt eater so this has me concerned.

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    Your symptoms of diarrhea and bloating could be due to intestinal infection. If this is the case then you may need a course of antibiotics to clear the infection. Since you have diarrhea it is very important that you maintain your fluid intake. Drink plenty of fluids like Gatorade to replenish lost water and electrolytes. Eat light snacks, avoid heavy fried foods.
    As far as the salt cravings are concerned they are seen in people who lead stressful lives. Other causes include adrenal exhaustion, diabetes and hypertension. It will be a good idea to get your BP checked. I would also suggest you to try and cut down your salt intake since you are hypertensive and replace it with herbs and spices.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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    Hi there,
    For 6 months I have had bloating in my abdomen. I was tested for gluten intolerance which was normal. Now I feel very uncomfortable with my stomach swelling to the size of a 9 Month pregnant woman with hardening, constipasion, shortness of breath. I am NOT pregnant. I fell like I am all bubbleing up inside and are about to burst. Please tell me what this is and what I can do no manage it.

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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