Stomach Swelling After Breaking the Fast


Whenever I start eating, my stomach swells, and I get a stomachache when it is empty. What do you advise me to start with when breaking my fast in Ramahdaan?
Assalaamu ‘Alaykum respected brother Muhammad.
First of all, we must know the reason behind these symptoms. You may be suffering from an infection in your stomach, or it may irritable bowel syndrome. Therefore, you must get a speculum test done in order to know what is causing this pain in order to treat it.
As for what to eat when breaking your fast, then, naturally, it is best to follow the food system recommended by the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), which is to start with fresh dates. If they are not available, then dry dates, and if this is also not available, then water.
If your swelling is a lot, then you may drink lemon juice with mint because it is very helpful for stomach swelling after eating. You must reduce the consumption of greasy foods and spices, and must avoid sleeping or lying down soon after eating.
If these practices prove to be insufficient, then you can take some medication like Disflatyle. However, we recommend you see a doctor for this so that the cause for these symptoms can be better defined and thus properly treated.

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