December 20, 2022 - Bhoomika Singh, Webmedy Team
Updated Version - July 21, 2023
Bloating is a problem or condition in which a person feels fullness and tightness in his abdomen. Bloating is a common condition caused by diet, lifestyle and health factors. Bloating can be caused by a number of factors, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome and infection. For most people, it can be treated at home.
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Overgrowth of small intestinal bacteria, is a condition where you have too many bacteria in the wrong places. Your body is home to a lot of good bacteria. Most of the good bacteria in your gut should be in the large intestine, not the small intestine. When you have too many bacteria in your small intestine, you experience a lot of gas. This happens because those good bacteria are not meant to live in that environment.
Low stomach acid can cause abdominal gas, bloating, constipation, and pain in the abdomen. You can get abdominal gas and bloating if you don't have enough stomach acid to digest the food that you eat.
Bile is one of the most important fluids in our body. Bile is produced by the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. If you don't have enough bile, it can create problems like abdominal gas and bloating.
Some people feel bloated after eating certain foods. People who have lactose intolerance, gluten allergy or celiac disease may experience bloating. Avoiding the problem food may make bloating go away.
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