Gastroenterology

Bloating

Introduction to Bloating

It defines any swelling or increase in the size of the abdomen. It leads to the feeling of a full and tight abdomen, resulting in pain accompanied with increasing growling or even complete lack of it.

Written by Doctify Team 27/04/2020

What is Bloating?

It is a general term used to define any swelling, or increase in the size of the abdomen. It leads to the feeling of a full and tight abdomen, resulting in, pain accompanied with increasing growling or sometimes complete lack of it. Many things can result in the onset of like: diet, lactose intolerance and constipation.

What causes Bloating?

Bloating is sometimes a sign of the inability of the body to digest food. Some common causes include: Overeating, Lactose or fructose intolerance and other food intolerances, eating gas-producing foods, constipation, menstruation.

Bloating

What are the symptoms of Bloating?

Most common symptom is the feeling of a full abdomen. Pain due to bloating feels sharp causing stomach cramps. Such pains can occur anywhere in the body. Hiccups may also sometimes be caused by bloating.

How is Bloating treated?

Life style changes and many over the counter medications can help with bloating. Lifestyle changes may include walking after meals and avoiding food consumption that causes bloating. Medications can be taken before eating or added to the food which causes bloating.

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