Bloating

What is bloating?

Bloating is the sensation of buildup of gas in the stomach or intestines.

Is What are the mechanisms of bloating?

  • Excessive gas production
  • Disturbances in forward movement of the intestine

What are the causes of bloating?

  • Eating or drinking too fast
  • Consumption of carbonated beverages
  • Chewing gum
  • Diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Worm or parasitic infestation
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine
Prevention & Medications

How to prevent bloating?

In most cases, bloating can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes like:

  • Weight reduction
  • Limiting aerated drinks and gum
  • Reducing intake of gas forming food lie cabbage, lentils, beans etc
  • Eating slowly and chewing properly
  • Inclusion of natural or supplemental pre-pro biotics

Medications :

Consult your doctor if the above doesn’t help. you may be prescribed a few investigations and medicines.

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