Bloating in Louisiana

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Bloating is a gastrointestinal (GI) symptom often due to the accumulation of gas in the digestive tract, or the retention of fluid. Understanding what causes bloating can help you decide what should be done to stop it. It is important to pay attention to the signals your body communicates to you. We encourage you to make note and remember the circumstances and times when you experience bloating. This can help you understand and possibly identify what causes it. If you need help determining the source and are in the Louisiana area, our team can help. Reach out to GastroGroup & Endocenter as soon as possible to connect with a GI physician. Our team can help you attain relief from severe bloating.

Bloating can develop because of various conditions and factors. Some common causes include:

  • Constipation
  • Gastroparesis
  • Eating too much
  • Eating fattening or rich foods
  • Gynecological factors
  • Eating food that is difficult to digest
  • The swallowing of air
  • Eating too quickly (satiety signals may take as much as 20 minutes to reach the brain and decrease appetite)

If you are experience frequent bloating, start with a few of the suggestions provided by our Louisiana gastrointestinal specialists:

  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages
  • Do not smoke
  • Eat slowly
  • Exercise or take a walk
  • Avoid beans, lentils, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, prunes, and apricots
  • Avoid foods containing artificial sweeteners, specifically sorbitol or fructose
  • Don’t drink using straws
  • Avoid abruptly increasing the amount of fiber you intake

If you are avoiding foods or habits that cause bloating, yet continue to experience this symptom, it is important to consult with a GI physician at GastroGroup & Endocenter. We can help you better understand and provide a diagnosis for your concerns.

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Bloating is a symptom experienced by numerous people and can be the result of any number of causes. Still, if bloating bothers you with great frequency or fails to resolve, it may be indicative of a serious digestive problem. To gain knowledge regarding your symptoms and how to alleviate them, connect with GastroGroup & Endocenter in Louisiana to request a consultation. Our team can't wait for the opportunity to help you manage your bloating problems. 

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