Bloating is when your tummy is puffy, feels stretched and uncomfortable due to temporary abdominal distension.

Common causes include overeating, eating too fast, swallowing food to quickly, talking while eating and swallowing air, certain foods which can cause gas (such as beans, lentils, cabbage, cauliflower ) and drinking to many fizzy drinks. Certain medical conditions can also give rise to this symptom such as Gastritis, Food poisoning, Candida, Celiac, IBS, Diverticular disease, Food intolerance, Crohn’s disease, PMS or Menopause, certain cancers such as ovarian and colon cancer. If you have any chest pain, palpitations, fever, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, pain in the abdominal area, bloody or dark stools, vomiting blood, eyes and skin becomes yellow and you have lost a lot of weight then please consult your GP first for any medical advice as he or she might prescribe an appropriate medication, tests or refer you to a specialist to rule out something sinister.

If a serious illness has been ruled out, then some lifestyle changes might help. It is advisable to slow down and try and eat in a relaxing atmosphere without watching television, reading or talking. It is also a good idea to try and identify the food which might be responsible for your bloating so that you can try and eliminate it. You should chew your food properly and try and eat three balanced meals a day, drink plenty of fluids for hydration and avoid fizzy drinks.

In our clinic we use a multi pronged approach in treating this and many conditions with evidence based therapies such as Physiological Regulating Medicine (P.R.M ), Gut Health and Microbiome restoration, Nutritional and Nutraceutical therapies, Lifestyle Medicine, Natural Hormonal Balancing, Glandular support, Soft tissue and joint support, Complex Homeopathy, Herbals, and Needle free Medical Acupuncture, Therapeautic Mindfulness and CBT techniques to achieve excellent results.

Holistic Health & Stress Clinic is now at URBAN wellbeing, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland .

For appointment please call us on 00353871915051 We acknowledge the contribution of all authors and researchers.

Dr Bhatti is a qualified Medical Doctor with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland. He has worked in all the main hospitals in Galway, Port Washington Hospital, Milwaukee General Hospital, Wisconsin USA. He has worked in the fields of medicine, chest medicine, surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, skin, paediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry and has over 30 years practise and teaching experience in the field of complementary medical care.

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