Bloating in Washington

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Bloating is a digestive health symptom commonly caused by the buildup of gas in one's GI tract or fluid retention. Understanding what causes bloating can help you decide what to do to treat the bloating. It is essential to pay attention to the signals your body communicates to you. We implore you to notice the times and circumstances you feel bloated. This can aid your understanding and perhaps even isolate what causes your bloating. If you are looking for help determining the source of your bloating and are in the Washington area, our team can help. Connect with Washington Gastroenterology as soon as possible to partner with a gastrointestinal provider to help you relieve severe bloating.

Bloating may arise from an array of conditions or several other factors. Some of the common sources of bloating can involve:

 

  • Eating too much
  • Eating food that is difficult to digest
  • The swallowing of air
  • Eating fattening or rich foods
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gynecological conditions
  • Eating too fast (satiety signals can take up to 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)
  • Constipation

If you are experiencing frequent bloating, try a few of the recommendations provided by our Washington digestive health specialists.

 

  • Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, specifically fructose or sorbitol
  • Decrease the speed of your food intake
  • Avoid carrots, apricots, prunes, beans, lentils, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts
  • Avoid drinking using straws
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid abruptly increasing the amount of fiber you intake
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Go for a walk or exercise
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages

 

If you are trying to avoid foods or practices that clearly cause you to feel bloated yet continue to experience this symptom, it is crucial to reach out to a gastroenterologist at Washington Gastroenterology. Our experts can diagnose and help you better understand your condition.

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Bloating is a problem commonly experienced by many individuals and results from various issues. However, if bloating bothers you frequently or does not resolve, it could indicate a more worrisome health situation. Help is available for bloating in Washington. To understand your symptoms and how to manage them best, contact Washington Gastroenterology to request an appointment with a gastrointestinal provider. Our office looks forward to helping you control your bloating issues as quickly as possible.

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