Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Causes Bloating?

Bloating causes some discomfort to our stomach, the feeling is like your tummy is swollen and filled up with gases.

Here are some of the common causes for your bloating:

1) Too much salt
Eating food that consist too much salt such as processed food like canned soups, chips and processed meat can be one of the causes on bloating.

How to relieve the bloating?
Drink lots of water or eat fruits like apples, watermelons, grapes or grapefruits.

2) Too much fizzy drinks
Drinking fizzy drinks like coke and sprites etc often contain high gas as they are carbonated sodas. Hence, shoving air into your digestive tract will make your tummy bloated.

How to relieve the bloating?
Water, Fresh fruit juices and milk

3) Food allergies
People with food allergie to lactose like milk or fructose which is the sugar in fruit are more prone to bloating and excess gas.

How to relieve the bloating?
Avoid the food that causes this problem, if the problem still persist, see a doctor.

4)Daily diet
Beans and Legumes can be hard to digest because of their starches and sugar. It can produce gas if not digested properly.

How to relieve the bloating?
Cut down the intake of this kind of food

5) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

that is accompanied with diarrhoea, constipation, vomitting, abdominal pain.

How to relieve the bloating?
See a doctor immediately