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What Food Causes Bloating
Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lactase" enzyme as they get older, but some people start losing their enzyme in childhood. Certain racial groups don't lose it. Without the enzyme, the lactose sugar is digested by the intestinal bacteria, so leads to gassiness, cramps, and some diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Per healthline.com: Abdominal bloating can be a symptom of several serious conditions, including: pathologic fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer), liver disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure. celiac disease, or wheat gluten intolerance. Ref. www.healthline.com/health/abdominal-bloating ...Read more
Lots of things, C MD: Indigestion and fatigue are both nonspecific symptoms. Could be lots of things, e.g. Ulcers with bleeding which cause iron deficiency which leads to fatigue; could be hepatitis which leads to above; could be gyn issues; could be depression . Can't tell here. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Redirection of blood: Even though there is a dramatic increase in blood flow to the stomach and intestines after a meal (proven by ultrasounds) it is thought that it is the increased parasympathetic nervous system activity (opposite of the fight or flight sympathetic activity) which causes the feeling of lethargy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Food allergies can cause bloating of the stomach but usually the symptoms are hives, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and/or worsening eczema. If symptoms are just bloating, then food intolerance reactions should also be considered. A GI doctor or allergist can help a person distinguish between the two. ...Read more
See below.: Burping is usually caused by swallowing a lot of air while eating or drinking. If it is associated with other symptoms, such as pain, nausea, decreased appetite or weight loss, it may be caused by reflux, anxiety, gallstones, ulcers, among others causes. If you are having excess burping, especially with any of these symptoms, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
YES!: Bloating, belching, heartburn, and fullness can be the signs of many GI disorders. Gallbladder disease, ulcers, wheat allergy (celiac disease), gastritis, poor stomach emptying, partial blockage of the bowels, tumors, or other GI problems are all possible. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Like other addict.: Latest research suggests that the underlying mechanisms of food addiction are likely similar to other substances like drugs& alcohol. Especially rich sugary foods can cause spikes in dopamine which is very reinforcing to the body and leads to seeking out more of the food to get that boost again. ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms of food allergy include: hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out. Burping and bloating in and of themselves are probably not food allergy related. Celiac disease can be manifested by non specific abdominal complaints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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