Abdominal Bloating is a feeling in which the abdomen is uncomfortably full and gaseous and may be visibly swollen. Bloating is a common complaint among both adults and children. Abdominal bloating interferes with a person’s ability to work and participate in social and recreational activities.
The symptoms of bloating can be an uncomfortable feeling of fullness, tightness, or swelling in the abdomen. This is accompanied by pain, excessive gas, frequent burping or belching and abdominal rumbling or grumbling.
- Swallowing too much air
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Intolerance to dairy products
- Eating too fast
- Weight gain
- Overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel
- Hormonal flux
Abdominal bloating can be prevented or its severity can be reduced by following few simple things like not chewing gum as it leads to swallowing of extra air which leads to bloating. Avoiding the intake of carbonated drinks, gassy foods and a few vegetables such as cabbage, dried beans and lentils reduces the effect of abdominal bloating. Eating slowly and avoiding the usage of straw also reduces the chances of gas accumulation.
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