It is a general term used to define any swelling, or increase in the size of the abdomen. It leads to the feeling of a full and tight abdomen, resulting in, pain accompanied with increasing growling or sometimes complete lack of it. Many things can result in the onset of like: diet, lactose intolerance and constipation.
Most common symptom is the feeling of a full abdomen. Pain due to bloating feels sharp causing stomach cramps. Such pains can occur anywhere in the body. Hiccups may also sometimes be caused by bloating.
Bloating is sometimes a sign of the inability of the body to digest food. Some common causes include: Overeating, Lactose or fructose intolerance and other food intolerances, eating gas-producing foods, constipation, menstruation.
Life style changes and many over the counter medications can help with bloating. Lifestyle changes may include walking after meals and avoiding food consumption that causes bloating. Medications can be taken before eating or added to the food which causes bloating.
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