Bloating in St. Louis, MO

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Bloating is a digestive health symptom often caused by the accumulation of gas in one's digestive tract, or due to the retention of fluid. It is important to heed the messages your body sends you. Paying attention to the times and circumstances that cause your bloating will help you understand and identify what causes your bloating. If you are looking for help determining the source of bloating and are in the St. Louis, MO area, we can help. Contact a Specialists in Gastroenterology location near you today to partner with a gastrointestinal provider to help you find relief from severe bloating.

Bloating could be a symptom of many different factors or conditions. Some common causes of bloating can include:

  • Eating too much
  • Eating rich and fatty foods
  • Eating foods difficult to digest
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Eating too fast (satiety signals may take as much as 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)
  • Gastroparesis
  • The swallowing of air
  • Gynecological conditions
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If you are experiencing bloating frequently, start by trying one or more of the recommendations suggested by our St. Louis, MO digestive health specialists.

  • Avoid prunes, carrots, apricots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lentils, and beans
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages
  • Do not smoke
  • Go for a walk or exercise
  • Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, specifically sorbitol or fructose
  • Avoid abruptly increasing the amount of fiber you consume
  • Do not chew gum
  • Avoid drinking with straws
  • Decrease the speed of your food intake

If you are avoiding foods or habits that cause bloating yet continue to experience this symptom, it is important to connect with a gastroenterologist at your nearest Specialists in Gastroenterology location. Our team can help you gain an understanding of your symptoms so that we can work to alleviate them.

Bloating is a symptom commonly experienced by many individuals and can be caused by several factors. However, if bloating occurs frequently or fails to resolve, it might be an indication of a more concerning health issue. Help is available for bloating in St. Louis, MO. To gain an understanding of your symptoms and how you can best manage them, contact your closest Specialists in Gastroenterology location to request a consultation with a GI provider. Our team looks forward to helping you alleviate your bloating.

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