Abdominal bloating is a problem that can occur in people of all ages. It is characterized by abdominal discomfort and feeling too full. Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with air or gas, making your abdomen swollen. Unfortunately, it is also associated with pain, flatulence, and abdominal rumbling, which can affect your quality of life.
According to medical experts, the most common cause of abdominal bloating is gas and air that occur especially after eating certain foods or when you eat too fast. Gas is ‘deposited’ in the digestive tract when you swallow too much air, but there are other external factors that can lead to bloating as well, such as medical problems and certain foods.
For example, people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) inflammatory bowel disease, heartburn, food intolerance, weight gain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and so on are more likely to experience abdominal bloating, as well as individuals who consume certain foods, such as fatty foods, high fiber foods and onions and so on. There are also some eating habits that can lead to bloating, such as swallowing too much air when eating or eating too fast, consuming more food than it is normal, smoking right after eating and opting for fruits after a large meal.
That being said, here are some easy ways that can help you reduce or eliminate abdominal bloating and discomfort. Read on to find out more info!