Bloating in Connecticut
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What is bloating?
Bloating is often due to the buildup of gas in one's digestive tract or the body retaining excess fluid. Understanding what causes bloating can help you decide what should be done to treat the bloating. It is important to listen to the messages your body sends you. We implore you to note the circumstances and times you experience bloating. This can help you understand and perhaps even identify what causes your bloating. If you are looking for help determining the source of bloating and are in the Connecticut area, our team can help. Reach out to your nearest Connecticut GI today to partner with a gastrointestinal provider to help you get relief from severe bloating.
What are the common causes of bloating?
Bloating can develop from several medical conditions or a number of other factors. Some common causes of bloating often involve:
- Eating rich and fatty foods
- Eating food that is difficult to digest
- Gynecological factors
- Eating too quickly (satiety signals may take up to 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)
- The swallowing of air
How can I relieve and avoid bloating?
If you are experiencing bloating frequently, start by attempting one or more of the recommendations suggested by our Connecticut gastroenterologists.
- Do not chew gum
- Do not drink carbonated beverages
- Avoid any abrupt increase in the amount of fiber you consume
- Exercise or take a walk
- Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, specifically sorbitol or fructose
- Do not smoke
- Slow down your rate of eating
- Avoid drinking using straws
- Avoid cabbage, lentils, beans, carrots, apricots, and prunes
If you are avoiding foods or habits that generally cause you to experience bloating yet continue to suffer from this symptom, it is important to connect with a digestive health specialist at a Connecticut GI location near you. Our GI providers can help you gain knowledge and a diagnosis.
Take back your GI health
Bloating is a condition that affects several individuals and is attributed to a variety of causes. However, if bloating occurs frequently or does not resolve, it could be a red flag of a more concerning health issue. Help is available for bloating in Connecticut. To learn more about your symptoms and how to best manage them, contact your nearest Connecticut GI location to request an appointment with a gastroenterologist. We look forward to the opportunity to begin helping you manage your bloating issues.
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