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A 38-year-old member asked:

My stomach inflates to ridiculous sizes sometimes. is this normal?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Bloating...: Abdominal distension or bloating is often caused by gas produced by your intestinal flora breaking down poorly digestible fiber and carbohydrates. Try taking a probiotic supplement, this sometimes helps. Also, try following a low-fodmaps diet which will have you restrict foods containing insoluble fiber and poorly digestable carbohydrates. For more info go to ibsfree.Net.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2013

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