Bloating is a common, yet can be extremely discomforting sensation that occurs in the abdomen. While typically harmless and caused by gas buildup, it sometimes can be a sign of something more chronic such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Finding the cause of the bloated sensations you experience is a crucial first step in learning if there’s a risk for a chronic condition. Schedule your consultation with us here at Enhanced Wellness Living so we can help you take your first step toward a more comfortable quality of life.
What is Bloating?
A condition where excessive gas causes your stomach to feel tight and congested. People experiencing bloating often mention sensations of abdominal pain, discomfort or even nausea.
One of the most common causes is constipation. Most people associate constipation with not having regular bowel movements. However, it is possible to experienced constipation despite having regular movements.
Other causes include gut sensitivity, which is more frequent in people with IBS. Gut sensitivity is when certain foods or alcohol cause gas, pain, diarrhea, and oftentimes bloating. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is another cause common in people diagnosed with IBS. While healthy stomachs maintain normal bacteria levels, people with SIBO experience an overgrowth of bacteria in the stomach, causing bloating and cramping.
The most effective way to prevent bloating is with a properly balanced diet. If you are interested in learning how to prevent or reduce bloating through dietary changes, our providers would be happy to relay suggestions to not only prevent bloating but lead a healthier lifestyle.
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While bloating is often only a short term compromise, it is possible for it to be an underlying symptom of a more chronic condition such as IBS that can impact your quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic constipation or bloating, seek advice from one of our expert providers at Enhanced Wellness Living. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the treatment options available to you.