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Understanding A Bloated Stomach

Updated on September 29, 2010

Eating too many vegetables, fruits or beans can cause a sudden increase in fiber often lead to a bloated stomach. It is advised to limit these food and later include them on your diet. Stomach pain shouldn't last for a couple of days especially if it's not serious.
There are other possible causes of bloating. When the digestive process becomes irregular, more gas is produced thereby causing stomach pain and bloating.
Spotting Abdominal Pain and Bloating
It is normal for stomach pain and bloating to become evident after eating. Among other discomfort from bloating aside from flatulence are chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bloody or darkened stools. Some people find it difficult to burp, swallow and have indigestion.

A bloated stomach is uncomfortable since it makes the body feel tired and cause breathing problems. Painful stomach cramps with a sharp pain characterize bloating.

Bloated Stomach
Bloated Stomach

Causes of Bloating

Bloating is mainly because of irregular digestive processes such as pre-menstrual tension, drinking too much alcohol, intake of contraceptive pills, salty food in your diet, protein insufficiency, irritable bowel syndrome, carbonated drinks-fizzy drinks including soda pop and spritzers, too much water intake, lactose intolerance, food allergies, and eating fatty food.

Natural Remedies for Abdominal Bloating

Other than warm compress, rubbing peppermint oil on the stomach area or inhalation is excellent cure for stomach pain and bloating.

Commonly, herbal tea is effective for addressing abdominal bloating especially when it's warm.

Avoiding Stomach Bloating

  • To avoid bloated feeling follow these suggestions:
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but do it gradually also fill up your diet with pasta, rice and beans.
  • Drink 8 glasses of fresh water a day. Glasses must not contain more than 8-ounces of water. As much as possible,don't drink carbonated beverages.
  • Stick to a low sodium diet. Prefer natural and fresh foods instead of processed, commercial and fast foods.
  • Moderate milk and dairy products consumption
  • Exercise Daily. Exercise also helps in aiding our digestion by releasing hormones.
  • Prior to menstrual period, you can take a supplement to avoid pre-menstrual syndrome.

Stomach pain and bloating may indicate more serious digestive disorders, if any of the natural remedies did not offer relief, consult a doctor for a complete check orough diagnosis.


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      Alex Krut 6 years ago

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      HubMania 7 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot K9, a good explanation.

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Although rare (very rare, but worth mentioning) another reason for bloating is due to fluids created by the body in reaction to the presence cancer cells(called Ascites). Ovarian cancer is known to cause a great deal of accumulation of excess fluid in the abdominal cavity in late stage cancer. The stomac bloating can expand the torsoe to many times its natural size. 10% of all cases of ascites are caused by cancer. 15% to 50% of all cancer patients will develop ascites. More common with certain tumors, eg. 30% of ovarian cancer patients have ascites on presentation and 60% at death. Most commonly a result of tumor cell deposits in the abdomen (esp. the peritoneum) and decreased protein in the blood. The tumor cell deposits block the reabsorption of fluid by the peritoneum and, since fluid follows protein, the fluid tends to move out of the blood vessels and into the abdomen. Diuretics don’t usually help this type of ascites (because it is not caused by increased venous pressure). It is a very ugly thing to watch happen to someone, and even more difficult if it is someone you love. (Endometrial, breast, colon, stomach, and pancreatic cancers also have a high incidence of ascites.)

      Thank you for presenting this hub for those who suffer from a bloated stomac, and some very good ways of relieving the discomfort. Up and awesome.

      ~Always choose love~