1. Digestive Problems
Generally, bloating is one of the most common symptoms that people suffering from gastrointestinal disorders experience. Among these, the most serious digestive complaints are IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease. Other symptoms of these conditions include gas and distension.
Reports confirm that 23 to 96 percent of IBS patients, 50 percent of people suffering from functional dyspepsia and 56 percent of those with chronic constipation experience stomach bloating.a
2. Fluid Retention (or Ascites)
In some cases bodily fluids are stored in different tissues around the body, including the pelvic area, which leads to excessive bloating and temporary weight gain. As an effect of that, jewelry or clothing become tighter, swelling and may even feel pain around joints or scleroderma (skin tightness). This may be due to liver diseases in some cases or even cancer. Medical tests usually show other signs of liver failure or hepatitis, such as jaundice (yellow skin), yellowing of the white of your eyes, and abdominal pain.
3. Poor Hydration
Eating salty foods and drinking alcohol may cause dehydration. Counterintuitive as it may seem, drinking more water and consuming more foods with a high water content, the better hydrated you are and the less bloating you will experience. Electrolyte imbalances and dehydration are both known to slow down digestion.
Water stimulates bowel movement and facilitates the journey of food through the digestive tract. Trying to beat dehydration, the body tends to retain excess water, which in turn causes constipation. Hence, when your fluid intake increases, chances are high that you store it around the midsection and feel more puffy.
In general, constipation is the main reason for bloating. Causing the stool to remain in the intestines for extended time, it gives you a hard feeling tummy, gas, discomfort, and pain. The main reason for constipation is a fiber low diet, drinking too little water, sedentarism, and last but not least, stress.
5. Food Allergies
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