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How can i prevent belly bloating?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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undefined 38 years experience
Many ways: It is likely you are experiencing a mild food allergy, or reacting to a foodstuff that is commonly related to gas (beans, cauliflower). A talk with a gastroenterologist isin order if this persists.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It depends: Bloating might be related to your diet (gas-producing fiber such as beans or cauliflower), which can be avoided by taking beano, etc. It could also be caused by constipation, which might require more fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Depending on your age, it could also be a symptom of other disorders such as irritable bowel or even colon or ovarian cancer. See your doc if it continues!

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