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Bloated Even When I Havent Eaten
I feel really bloated, like i'm going to be sick even though i haven't eaten in over 12 hours. What could be wrong with my digestion?
Not digestion: It is the control mechanisms in the lower brain at fault. There is a 3-way messenger system in the body--brain to body, body to body and body to brain. This requires a lot of cellular energy derived from a healthy god made food diet without all the high calorie "junk" that literally "chokes" cellular engines. These symptoms are affecting millions and nobody is telling them to wise up on diet. ...Read more
No: This could be a symptom of a number of diseases. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm constantly bloated, could it be what I'm eating? I eat vegetables every day for lunch & dinner. Could it be a certain vegetable?
Is it healthy to only eat once a day? For as long as i can remember i've only eaten once a day. It's not that i don't want to eat, it's just that if i eat three meals, or even two, i feel extremely bloated and full, even if the meals weren't anything big.
As : As a board certified physician nutrition specialist, i can state that there is no good evidence that your eating pattern is bad for you. You may be interested in my blog post below on eating multiple times a day. If you feel well and are at healthy weight no problem. I am a bit concerned about your abdominal symptoms though. You should get checked for celiac disease which can cause bloating as the only symptom. Only a blood test is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten sensitivity: It's quite possible that you have a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat & other grains. This can manifest as celiac disease. Your family doc can check for this by ordering a few blood tests such as anti-endomysium and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies. Sometimes endoscopy w/biopsy or pill camera is used to make the diagnosis. Search online for gluten-free diet. Need to be strict. ...Read more