5 Causes of Bloated Stomach and Effective Solutions

Wednesday 25 June 2014

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Bloating is a result of excessive wind in the stomach. We are all familiar with that sometimes painful abdominal discomfort. But how did the wind get there?

Here are 5 most common reasons for a bloated tummy.

1. Hormonal Imbalance

(a) Stress
Prolonged stress and anxiety causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. It results in water retention, a common cause of bloating.

(b) Menstrual Periods
A few days before the onset of menstruation, estrogen levels is significantly higher, which leads to water retention, which makes your entire body swell slightly.

(c) Menopause
When a woman is on the verge of menopause, the hormonal cycles are erratic and irregular, resulting in bloating, nausea, fatigue and water retention.
Menopause also reduces the production of bile in the liver. Bile helps digestion by acting as a lubricant for stools in the small intestines. With insufficient bile, stools may encounter difficulty being discharged, leading to constipation and bloating.

Solution for Hormonal Imbalance
To regulate hormonal imbalance, take Lingzhi / Ganoderma. This is because Lingzhi has the ability to regulate all your hormone levels so that they are maintained at an optimum level (not too high or too low). Balanced hormones will reduce the incidence of stomach bloating.

2. Fructose Intolerance
Most fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, garlic and leek have high fructose content. They are harmless in small amounts. In excessive amounts, it causes bloatedness, stomach pain and diarrhea.
The problems arise because many processed (or even health) foods (e.g. tomato sauce, dried fruit, jam, yoghurt) and artificial sweeteners (e.g. sorbitol) contain fructose, giving your body more fructose than it can handle.

3. Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is a term used to describe difficulty digesting milk, cheese, ice cream or yoghurt. Once ingested, they cause bloating, stomach pain, fatigue and general discomfort until the digestion process is completed.

Solution for Lactose Intolerance
A very effective way to increase your tolerance for dairy products is to take Lactoberry Probiotics. Click here to discover How Lactoberry Works to Address Lactose Intolerance Problem.

4. Gassy Food
Some foods that create more wind than others include beans, broccoli, corn, cauliflower, cabbage, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, onions and wheat products. The bloatedness usually resolves after the foods are completely digested.

5. Swallowed Air
Eating too fast or talking, laughing or drinking water during a meal can make you swallow too much air, which makes you feel bloated afterwards.
This type of excess wind gets released through burping soon after the meal. To speed it up, take a walk instead of sitting or lying down. The exercise will help the digestive process and ease the wind out through flatulence later.

(Source: Bloated like a balloon? by Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, StarFit4Life, 9 March 2014)

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