Re: Constant bloating above navel
I have Diverticulitis and I sympathise with you.
It can cause some really nasty symptoms.
I was told to increase my Fibre intake but as I also have IBS it can cause me to become Constipated. As it is I'm either one or the other. Like you I get very bloated and have learned that diet plays a large part in helping Diverticulitis.
I never eat red meat, wine is an absolute NO-NO as I have had an Ulcer. Chocolate was my passion for years (that's gone as well)...ARH!!
I cut out all pastry, white flour products and bread, instead of bread I eat organic oatmeal biscuits. I also eliminated sugar and replaced with (xylitol).
I eat Fish, Chicken, Fruit, Veg, Natural Yogurt and Figs/Prunes and make my own cookies using Almond-Meal and Xylitol.
This has helped a lot and is not difficult to get used to.
Diet certainly plays a big part in helping Diverticulitis. Solofelix.