Bloating refers to the feeling of fullness in the abdomen that makes a person uncomfortable. Bloating (flatulence, or accumulation in the stomach of gases) is a fairly common condition that can develop as a reaction to an improper diet and an unbalanced diet. But it can also be a sign of dyspepsia – a digestive disorder due to abnormal gastric motility, resulting in food lingering in it, causing a feeling of overflow.
Causes of Bloating in a Healthy Person
Ingestion of air during eating and drinking
Temporary bloating and gas are a common phenomenon when eating disorders occur. Snacks “on the go” and conversations during meals lead to the fact that air enters the stomach with food.
Eating certain foods
Such favorite and “safe” sweets are one of the most frequent provocateurs of bloating. Easily assimilated carbohydrates, which are part of bakery products, biscuits, sweets and other goodies, cause the fermentation process, in which the gases are released.
Influence of intestinal microflora
Even a small “skewness” in the microflora can cause bacteria that produce methane, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, will begin to prevail and then, of course, there is bloating.
It is not surprising that under stresses, excessive psycho-emotional stresses and fatigue, the work of these organs can be disrupted, as a result of which there is increased gas formation.
The growth of the fetus and enlargement of the uterus leading to squeezing the walls of the intestines, which violates the natural movement of gases.
Symptoms in the digestive system
- Sour mouth
- Aching or stabbing pains in intestine
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Complete lack of appetite.
Correction of a way of life
Bloating after eating is often due to poor food hygiene. Quiet surroundings during breakfasts and lunches, unhurried chewing food, exclusion of carbonated beverages and chewing gum from the diet, refusal to smoke – these measures will help to avoid getting into the stomach of the air.
Correction of the diet
If the gas formation is caused by consumption of provocative products (potatoes, muffins, sweets, whole milk, legumes, cabbage, etc.), their exclusion from the diet will help to eliminate this problem.
Fractional food- a daily amount of food, broken into 5-6 small portions- also contributes to the normalization of digestion and the treatment of increased gas production.
Drug administration by physicians