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Bloating is a term used for the swelling of the abdominalarea, but swelling that is abnormal. Most commonly, people complain of feelingfull and tight abdomen even when they did not consume any food, and pain inthe abdomen is very frequently present. The pain due to this problem is veryspecific, it is sharp and leads to cramps in the stomach, but it may alsochange the location often, as well as severity. They experience difficultyswallowing, belching, indigestion and excessive gas. The symptoms that mayaccompany this condition are diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, pain in thechest, or even bloody stools. It is also possible that people with this problembegin to lose weight, problems with breathing, and fatigue.

What causes bloating?

According to the statistics, bloating is a very common healthproblem today, and one of the reasons why the number of people who suffer fromit constantly increases lies in the fact that unhealthy food and eating habitsare more and more present. Besides this, there is a number of other reasonsthat may cause bloating and among them are overeating, constipation, foodallergy, intolerance to various types of food, gas producing foods, intestinalparasites, menstruation, dysmenorrhea, as well as conditions such as irritablebowel syndrome, aerophagia, partial bowel obstruction, polycystic ovarysyndrome. However, it is important to detect the real cause inorder to treat it properly, and it is important to detect it at early stages,if possible, since it speeds up the process of treatment.

Can bloating be treated and how?

Luckily, this very discomforting and unpleasant problem canbe treated, but it is important to consult a doctor first in order to determinethe real cause and to do tests and analyses if it turns to be necessary. Many cases ofbloating may be treated very successfully with a number of homemade and naturalremedies, but the fact is also that the change of the diet may help a lot. Thereare medications that can be used in the treatment of bloating, and they can beobtained without a prescription. If the symptoms persist, the doctor willprescribe stronger medications that will prevent pain and the abdominalcontractions. All of these medications generally work by supplying the bodywith particular enzymes that help in digestion of sugars and othercarbohydrates, which are usually responsible for the majority of theseproblems.

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